Sunday, November 11, 2012
From the number of total veterans to a brief history of the holiday itself, the U.S Census Bureau provides a data-driven look at Veterans Day.
In honor of Veterans Day, the U.S. Census Bureau compiled a slew of facts and information about the holiday, beginning with how the day was established. Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American wars. The day honors military veterans with parades and speeches across the nation. A national ceremony takes place at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. (The numbers for blacks, Asians, …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Local businesses salute our service men and women with special deals year-round ,as well as on Veterans Day.
A number of local businesses are saluting veterans, military service men and women, and their families this Veterans Day by offering local discounts, specials and promotions. Here's a guide to specials in the area. Two important notes: Free food: Store discounts: Free activities:
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The deal will be open all day Sunday, which is Veterans Day, for anyone who presents a military ID.
Attention, military vets: This one's for you. On Sunday, which is Veterans Day, The Department Restaurant and Liquor Lounge will give a free burger and fries meal to any past or present member of the armed forces who presents a miliary ID. There are a just a couple of provisos: Only one free meal per talbe and no combining of the deal with othr offers or discounts. “We wanted to honor our vets, and giving them a great meal in a relaxing atmosphere seems like a great way to say thank you,” The Department owner Hallie Brenczewski said in a news release. The Department is located at 205 N. Chicago St. and opens at 11 a.m. Sunday. For more information or to make a reservation, call 815-714-2280 or go to http://www.thedepartmentjoliet.com/.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
ROTC hosts Nov. 9 event.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
The Lewis University community and veterans from the surrounding area gathered for the university’s annual Veterans Day ceremony on Wednesday, Nov.9. Presented by the Lewis University Army and Air Force ROTC units, the event included a prayer, speeches by veterans, remarks by Lewis President Br. James Gaffney, FSC, and a military retreat ceremony. Cadet Steven Wynne offered a few opening remarks. The Joliet West High School JROTC unit posted colors. Lewis student Jessica Luckett sang the national anthem. Father Daniel Torson, CPPS, university chaplain and Air Force veteran, led the group in prayer. Dr. Stephen Sherwin, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran and adjunct professor in the justice, law and public safety program, thanked the veterans and …
Friday, November 11, 2011
The new Edward "Doc" McCartan Veterans Memorial was the site of this year's Veterans Day commemoration in Romeoville.
Parking was scarce as a crowd turned out to pay tribute to American servicemen and women during the village's annual Veterans Day commemoration Friday at the recently unveiled Edward "Doc" McCartan Veterans Memorial on Montrose Drive. Speakers included Congresswoman Judy Biggert, R-13, and American Legion Post 52 Commander Christopher Benigno. The event also featured performances by Romeoville High School band students and the Firefighters Highland Guard of Naperville.
Retired sailor recommends remembering veterans all year long.
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." -John Fitzgerald Kennedy Veterans Day is a time to proudly fly our flag, reflect on the sacrifices military veterans have made for the sake of our country and to thank them for their service in meaningful ways. “On Veterans Day, we should remember past, present and future veterans who have served and are serving our county,” said Enrique Cabrera, who retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years of active duty. “The sacrifices they made have made it possible for us to live the way we do.” Cabrera, who retired at the rank of Personnel Specialist 1st Class/E6, served in Europe, the Middle East and Northern Iraq during the…
A tribute to local veterans.
Inspired by an interview with a local veteran, Patch reporter Linda Ozbolt offers this tribute to our brave servicemen and women as we commemorate Veterans Day. Over the years, they’ve left bustling cities and sleepy towns, Crowding onto buses, trains and planes, toward points unknown, Wide-eyed, leaving home and family far behind, hearts pounding, Dreaming of glory while tamping down their fears, Steeling themselves for what was to come In far-away places with names they’d never uttered But would someday hope to forget: Normandy, Midway, Inchon, Khe Sahn, Beirut, Dhahran, Mogadishu, Kandahar, Fallujah … For the lucky ones, those awful places would someday be distant memories, The kinship of brothers- and sisters-in-arms forever etched in …
R.C. Hill students entertain, inform audience.
Students in Jana Wirkus’ second-grade gifted class at R.C. Hill Elementary School in Romeoville put on a rousing all-American program Thursday, complete with period costumes, patriotic songs and military veterans in uniform. Each child recited a poem illustrating a particular letter of the ABCs of democracy, followed by lively renditions of “America,” “The Star Spangled Banner, “This Land is Your Land,” “You’re a Grand Ole Flag” and “America the Beautiful.” “The play is based on the book ‘D is for Democracy’ by Elissa Grodin,” said Wirkus. “I found it to be a child-friendly way for my students to understand the major events preceding the founding of our nation, and for me to teach them about our system of government. “My students learn …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Friday is Veterans Day, and we're giving our readers the chance to honor the veterans in their lives by posting photos and thanking them for their service.
Uncle. Sister. Grandfather. Neighbor. The odds are fairly high that one of those people—or somone else you know—has served in a branch of the U.S. military. On Friday, Nov. 11, the country celebrates Veterans Day, and Patch wants to help readers honor the veterans in their lives by telling the community about those men and women who've served their country through the years. Upload photos of family members and Romeoville friends who were part of the armed services and share a little bit about why you're proud of them. Here's your chance to thank those veterans for their service and remind everyone in Romeoville how important they are to the country. Joliet Junior College Veterans Day event When: 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 Where: Joliet …
From where veterans reside to how many are disabled, the U.S Census Bureau provides a data-driven look before the upcoming honor day.
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Thursday, November 10, 2011
Veterans Day is Friday, Nov. 11, and with that, the U.S. Census Bureau compiled a list of stats that offer a glimpse into aspects of veterans’ lives. Three states with 1 million or more veterans in 2010. 14.1 percent of people 18 and older in Alaska were veterans in 2010. The percent of the 18 and older population were veterans was 12 percent or more in Maine, Montana, Virginia and Wyoming. Severity of one’s disability is scaled from 0 to 100 percent and eligibility for compensation depends on one’s rating. Source: 2010 American Community Survey Source: Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2008 Source: Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2010 Source: Survey of Business Owners: 2007 READ ON for the history of…