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The Village invites community groups and residents to attend its annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Monday, Nov. 12, the date of which Veterans Day will be nationally recognized.
The ceremony will take place at the Sunken Garden in Lombard Common Park, located near the intersection of Grace and Maple Streets at 11 a.m.
Lombard Village President Keith Giagnorio will welcome attendees and Rabbi Kamil from Congregation Etz Chaim will open the ceremony with an invocation. The speaker will be Howard Hill who graduated from high school in 1944 and joined the
U.S. Navy at the age of 17 with parent permission. Howard attended boot camp at Naval Station Great Lakes, and then traveled more than 107,000 miles on the ocean aboard an air craft carrier. Howard will share of his experience of being in the first group of Americans on the ground after Nagasaki and how he was able to capture images which are now on display in the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.
Glenbard East High School student Kameron Alcantara will perform the “The Star Spangled Banner” and “God Bless America” and TAPS will be played by Glenbard East buglers, Ryan Valdivia and Ben Fusco.
In an effort to remember the outstanding courage and commitment to freedom made by our veterans, Village President Giagnorio invites all residents, scout troops and families to attend. Residents interested in sitting during the short ceremony are invited to bring lawn chairs.
The event is organized by Lilac VFW Post 5815 and the Village of Lombard. For more information contact Communications Coordinator Avis Meade at (630)620-5718 or visit the Village’s website at villageoflombard.org/veterans.