In honor of Veterans Day on November 11, 2016, there are a number of events held as a show of appreciation to our nation’s vets. Just in the Chicago area alone, there are multiple remembrance ceremonies, parades and events all celebrating veterans. To show your support, consider attending one of the below events.
National Veterans Art Museum Exhibit
National Veterans Art Museum will be opening to the public its ‘Vonnegut’s Odyssey’ exhibit on Veterans Day featuring the artwork of author Kurt Vonnegut. Vonnegut is a veteran of World War II and displays through his work the post-war experience of returning home. Read the full article here.
2016 Chicago Veterans Ball
Chicago Veterans Ball takes place this Saturday, November 5, 2016, at the Biagio Events and Catering Center. It’s an exclusive event for Veterans and their guests with a five-course meal, open bar, live DJ and more. The ball starts at 6 p.m. and goes until midnight. Click here for ticket information.
Geneva High School Adopt-A-Veteran
The Geneva School District is hosting an Adopt-A-Veteran project on Veterans Day to collect donations for homeless veterans. The event is being organized by the Leo’s Club. Fleece blankets are being made to donate by the High School math department and donations are being collected by the Middle Schools. To make a donation, you can stop by the Geneva High School on November 11, 2016, from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Needed donation items can be seen here.
2016 Veterans Day Concert
“Let Freedom Ring” Friday, November 11, 2016, at the Memorial Opera House in Valparaiso. The South Shore Orchestra will be performing a special Veterans Day concert starting at 7:30 p.m. The salute to service members includes a rendition of the National Anthem, nods to the “Victories at Sea” television series and a number of other patriotic scores. Ticket information can be found on the Memorial Opera House website.
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