Lemont to Honor Veterans With Several Ceremonies Thursday
The village will pay tribute this Veterans Day with programs at the Lemont Public Library and downtown Lemont.
The village of Lemont will commemorate Veterans Day with a number of special ceremonies and events Thursday:
A number of businesses and government agencies will be closed Thursday in observance of the holiday, including Village Hall and the U.S. Postal Service. Residents should contact local banks and businesses for information on holiday closings.
Members of the Lemont Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5819 will attend a memorial service at Alvernia Manor, 13950 Main St., at 10 a.m. in honor of the holiday.
Main Street Memorial
The public is invited to honor veterans at a short ceremony at the Main Street War Memorial at 11 a.m. Members of the Lemont VFW will also be in attendance.
Lemont Public Library
The Lemont Public Library is hosting their annual Veterans Day program at 7 p.m. This year, the event will feature two speakers: Anthony Faikus, a World War II fighter pilot with the Army Air Corps, and Iraq War veteran Daniel W. Lieber, who is presently an active member of the Illinois Army National Guard, 935th Aviation Support Battalion. Local Boy Scout Troop 149 will also participate in the program.
Fore more information, contact the library at 630-257-6541.
The library will also be collecting donations Wednesday for their Helping Veterans on the Homefront drive. Since October, the library and the VFW have been collecting material items for the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans in Wheaton and the Hines V.A. Hospital.
Donations will be accepted until Thursday. For more information, read a related story on Lemont Patch.