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Posted on: October 24, 2019

[ARCHIVED] 2019 Veterans Day Ceremony: November 11

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The Village invites community groups and residents to attend its annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Monday, Nov. 11. The ceremony will take place at the Sunken Garden in Lombard Common Park, located near the intersection of Grace and Maple Streets at 11 a.m.

Lombard Village President Keith Giagnorio will welcome attendees and Father Jeff Stoneberg from Christ the King Catholic Church will open the ceremony with an invocation. The speaker will be Lombard resident and Viet Nam Veteran Dennis Jensen. Dennis served the United States Navy from 1965 – 1973 and is an active member in the VFW Lilac Post 5815.

Glenbard East High School student Elyse Erickson will perform the “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “God Bless America” and TAPS will be played by Glenbard East buglers, Sam Greetis and TJ Villasenor.

In an effort to remember the outstanding courage and commitment to freedom made by our veterans, Village President Giagnorio invites all residents, scout troops and families to attend. Residents interested in sitting during the short ceremony are invited to bring lawn chairs.

The event is organized by Lilac VFW Post 5815 and the Village of Lombard. For more information contact Lombard’s Communications Office at communications@villageoflombard.org or (630)620-5718.

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