On Veterans Day, November 11, we honor the brave men and women who selflessly served our country and risked their lives to protect our freedoms. Join us in November as we learn, honor, and celebrate the veterans in our community with special programs, displays, and events.
America’s White Table
November 7 through 11, stop by our Harnish Main Library display honoring the men and women who served in America’s Armed Forces. This table is found in many military mess halls as a symbol for and remembrance of service members fallen, missing, held captive in the line of duty.
A Grateful Veteran
Thursday November 3 • 7–8:30 pm
Bosnian War veteran Tom Kens shares how life onboard the USS John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier forged his attitude of gratitude. Register.
Veteran’s Day Ceremony
Friday, November 11 • 10:30 am
This special ceremony held at the Harnish Main Library is intended to honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces. Join us in a salute to the parade of colors presented by The American Legion Post 1231.
The Vietnam War: Through the Lens of a Marine in Combat
Monday, November 14 • 7–8 pm
Take a unique tour with a marine artilleryman during his combat deployment experience in the bush and on patrol from 1967 to 1968. Experience a son’s remembrance of his father’s service in an authentic “boots on the ground” perspective featuring images, preserved artifacts and personal possessions. Presented by Dan Guzman, Algonquin resident and Iraqi War Veteran. Register.
Illinois Veterans History Project
Learn more about this project to create a permanent record of the names and stories of Illinois war veterans and civilians who served our state and country during a war. Veterans or their family members can participate. Go to the Office of the Illinois Secretary of State Illinois Veterans History Project page.