Lemont Library Honoring Veterans Thursday

Members of the public are invited to meet and thank World War II veterans for their service to our country.

Lemont Public Library will hold its annual Veterans Day commemoration at 7 p.m. Thursday in the library meeting room.

Join library staff and "Learn to Say Thanks" to the veterans of World World II. Featured speaker will be Dennis Gagnon, a volunteer with Honor Flight Chicago, whose mission is to recognize and thank WWII veterans by bringing them to Washington, D.C. for a day of honor.

Participants will also have the opportunity to meet several veterans of World War II, including Edwin Ognowski who served on the USS Missouri during the Attack on Pearl Harbor.

The library invites all WWII veterans to attend, so participants may thank them for their service to our country. Local Boy Scout Troop 149 will also participate in the program and refreshments will be served.

The library will continue to accept donations through Veterans Day, Nov. 11, for the Helping Veterans on the Homefront Drive. Items will be distributed to veterans at Hines V.A. Hospital and the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans.

Editor's note: The information above is from a press release from the Lemont Public Library.

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