News about veterans
The event is open to all veterans and those currently serving in the Armed Forces.
To help celebrate his 103rd birthday this week, Fox River Grove resident Ed Berthold did what he’s been doing for more than eight decades: bowled a score far above his age.
A total of 45 sailors from the Naval Station Great Lakes' Recruit Training Command spent their Thanksgiving at the Johnsburg Moose Lodge. Other McHenry County groups brought in sailors for special events as well.
More than 300 orders were placed in advance Friday for a drive-thru dinner held at The Lincoln Inn at Faranda’s in DeKalb meant to be the business’s chance to give back to area veterans.
Earlier this week, the Kunkel family read a MidWeek newspaper article that quoted Sycamore veterans saying they didn’t expect a parade for the holiday. On Friday, the family gave them one. “Well I think it’s real neat,” veteran Ken Cooper, 96, said.
A downtown DeKalb ceremony Friday was one of the several programs put on around DeKalb County to commemorate veterans and their service to the country.
Sterling American Legion Post 296 recently installed a grave marker for Vietnam War Army veteran Denis G. Meiners, who is buried in Oak Knoll Memorial Park.
Veterans are honored during a Veterans Day ceremony Friday Nov. 11, 2022, at the Woodstock Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5040, 240 N. Throop St.
The Illinois treasurer's office is trying to return to their rightful owners 11 Purple Heart medals that were left in safety deposit boxes and ended up in government possession.
As Friday morning brought more winter-like weather to the Illinois Valley, the cold temperatures and strong winds were not enough to deter members of local veterans organization from participating in a special Veterans Day ceremony.
A Veterans Day program was held at Geneva Middle School North on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022.
Veterans service organizations are more than social clubs. They're also a wealth of information, opportunity, comradery and support.
It’s been more than seven decades since Jim Tull, Ken Cooper and Richard Korleski served their country in World Ward II and Korea, respectively. They reflected on their experiences for Veterans Day.
Art Peterson of Spring Grove tells the story of father, who died when his plane was shot down over Germany during World War II, and the letters he wrote home to his "dear Marie."
The DeKalb and Sycamore Elks Clubs hosted a drive-thru dinner Friday, at the Lincoln Inn at Faranda’s in honor of Veterans Day. Local veterans who called in advance received a complimentary meal.