Veterans Day 2023 events in DeKalb County

Here’s what’s happening on Saturday for Veterans Day in DeKalb County

US Army Veteran Dwain Adkins holds a rifle Friday, Nov. 3, 2023, during the DeKalb County 24-Hour Veterans Vigil at the DeKalb County Courthouse in Sycamore. The vigil starts at 3 p.m. Friday and will conclude at 3 p.m. Saturday and at least one veteran will stand watch each hour of the vigil.

A number of Veterans Day events are planned throughout the day in DeKalb County:

Drive-thru dinner for local veterans: The DeKalb and Sycamore Elks Clubs will partner with the Lincoln Inn Restaurant to host a drive-thru dinner for local veterans.

The dinner will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Lincoln Inn at Faranda’s, 302 Grove St., DeKalb, according to a news release. The meal includes roast pork, sweet corn, mashed potatoes, gravy and dressing. Proceeds from the dinner will provide local veterans complimentary meals. The dinner costs $17. To reserve a meal, visit or call 815-756-2345.

American Legion ceremony: The DeKalb American Legion Post 66 will host its annual Veterans Day event at the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial Clock in Memorial Park, at the intersection of First Street and Lincoln Highway in downtown DeKalb. The ceremony starts at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Veterans Day ceremony at Sycamore Veterans Club: The Sycamore Veterans Club, 121 S. California St., Sycamore, will host a ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday in front of the club. All are invited.

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