Big List of 2021 Veterans Day Ceremonies in Kane County, IL — AURORA PARADE CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
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Communities throughout Kane County are celebrating Veterans Day this year in ways very similar to those prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Below is a list of several of the most popular events.
Batavia Veterans Day Celebration
The Batavia Overseas VFW & Auxiliary Post 1197 will be hosting a Veterans Day Celebration at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, at the Batavia Veterans Memorial (weather permitting, rain location inside).
All interested are invited and welcomed to attend. The VFW is proud to again partner with the Batavia Community Band who will play the National Anthem as well as many patriot songs. After the celebration, everyone is welcome to stay and enjoy the facility and beautiful property.
For more information visit us at @BataviaOverseasVFWAux1197 or vfw1197.org.
Elgin Veterans Day Ceremony Set For November 11
The city of Elgin, in partnership with American Legion Post 57, will honor our nation’s veterans during the annual Veterans Day Ceremony, scheduled to take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in the Heritage Ballroom at the Edward Schock Centre of Elgin, located at 100 Symphony Way in Elgin.
All are invited to honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces.
The ceremony will feature a welcome from from Mayor David Kaptain and guest speaker Jerry Turnquist, as well as several musical selections from the Larkin High School Band and representation from local veterans organizations.
Seating will be provided. Parking is available in the Centre Parking deck located a the southwest corner of Symphony and Grove.
St. Charles Veterans Day Ceremony Is at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 11
The annual St. Charles Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in Fire Station 1, 112 N. Riverside Ave.
The ceremony will begin with the National Anthem, followed by a prayer, remarks, a closing prayer, gun salute, and Taps performance.
“On Veterans Day we gather as a community to say ‘thank you’ to our veterans for their selfless service to our country,” said Mayor Lora Vitek. “At the city, we are proud of the fact that nearly 10% of our workforce is veterans. We have been recognized consistently by the U.S. Department of Labor with a Gold Medallion in the HIRE Vets program.”
For more information, contact LTC (Ret) Mark Powell, Event Coordinator, at 630-329-6444.
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