Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Congressman-elect Brad Schneider, state Senator-elect Julie Morrison and state Representative-elect Scott Drury joined Highland Park for the city's Veterans Day ceremony on Monday.
The muffled sound of gloved hands clapping could be heard from Memorial Park on Monday morning as Highland Park held its Veterans Day ceremony. Want Highland Park news in your inbox every morning? Subscribe to Patch's newsletter. A few dozen people, including newly elected officials like Julie Morrison, Brad Schneider and Scott Drury, attended the ceremony. Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering spoke, as well as state Rep. Karen May (D-Highland Park), Highland Park Military Liaison William Schur, Naval Station Great Lakes Captain Randall John Lynch and 16th Psychological Operations Battalion Commander LTC John Novak. "It was very special to see so many people turn out to honor our veterans on such a chilly day," Rotering said in an email …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Highland Park's Veterans Day observance begins at 11 a.m. at Memorial Park. Featured speakers include Captain Randall J. Lynch, State Rep. Karen May and Congressman-elect Brad Schneider.
Join us as we observe Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. at Memorial Park, 405 Propsect Ave. (across from the library) with a special ceremony by American Legion Highland Park Post 145, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Jewish War Veterans. Our featured speakers are Captain Randall J. Lynch, Commanding Officer, Naval Station Great Lakes and Lt. Colonel John Novak, Commander, 16th Psychological Operations Battalion, Ft. Sheridan. State Representative Karen May, State Senator Susan Garrett and Congressman-elect Brad Schneider will join us as will our Highland Park Military Liaison, William Schur. Music will be provided by the Highland Park High School Band. Cub Scouts from Pack 34 and Boy Scouts from Troop 324 will participate…
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Court reporters collect stories of 14 Lake County combat war veterans.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
The stories of 14 combat war veterans from Lake County will soon be part of the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project. See the video on the veteran's project. The project collects first-hand accounts of veterans, as well as collecting personal items such as copies of diaries and letters. Official court reporters from the 19th Judicial Circuit produced transcripts of the interviews conducted on Oct. 26, and their stories will be archived at the Library of Congress. In this video, multiple World War II veterans discuss the significance of the project and give details of their experience in the war. This information was taken from the Lake County website.
In this Veterans Day blog post, Congregation Solel's Evan Moffic discusses a Jewish chaplain who accompanied a Marine division into Iwo Jima in 1945, but was not allowed to eulogize the fallen soldiers because of his faith.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Check out photos from last week's ceremony.
The array of numbers surrounding today makes it the most unique Veterans Day of all. For the first time since the holiday was conceived as Armistice Day to commemorate the end of World War I in 1917, it will be a day of five elevens. The original celebration asked Americans to fast east at 11:11 a.m. on Nov. 11 to remember the troops who served the American cause in what was then called by then President Woodrow Wilson “The War to End War.” Today people will mark their appropriate celebration at 11:11 a.m. on 11-11-11. That will not happen again for 100 years. “We are pausing on the 11th minute of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the 11th year to remember the troops who fought in what was then considered the worst war,” …
Every story is a teaching tool for others to hear, learn from.
Every person who has worn the uniform of the U.S. military has a story to tell. Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) brought an effort by the Library of Congress to Lake Forest earlier this week to make sure those stories are heard and logged. The Library of Congress has launched a project to obtain video oral histories and other original communications from veterans as part of a permanent collection. Dold came to Lake Forest American Legion Post 264 on Nov. 7 to enlist support. “We just lost our last veteran of World War I and 1,500 World War II veterans are dying every day,” Dold said. “Everyone has a story to tell. We want to use this as a teaching tool for years to come.” A group of seven veterans including American Legion Post …
Saturday, November 13, 2010
This week was a busy one for just about everyone.
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Saturday, November 13, 2010
This week started with another District 113 meeting. Residents heard some specifics about what renovations the school has in mind, but there's still no word on the cost. Also early in the week, Ravinia threw a Christmas ornament decorating event at the Whole Foods in Deerfield. On Friday, Ravinia hosts a performance by singer Teresa Eickel, who confided in Patch that she had a terrible voice when she first started. We immediately told everyone. This week, Patch finally got around to figuring out why so much of Highland Park reminds you of the Emerald City. Meanwhile, Paul Frank dissected the midterm election results, and the Highland Park Public Library decided to host a huge book sale. Thursday was Veterans Day, and Highland Park held a …