It’s Veteran’s Day next week on Wednesday on November 11. Mostly in Lake County, you will hear Non sibi sed patriae or Anchors away my boy due to Naval Station Great Lakes being in our backyard.
On Veteran’s Day we celebrate the women and men in the United States that have fought valiantly to maintain or freedom. Some of these heroes are still with us, and some have fallen, but all should be honored for putting their lives on the line for us.
That said, Lake County knows how to throw a celebration for these champions. I have to give a brief nod to my father and my grandfather (who just recently passed after a wonderful and successful 89 years) Dr. Lynwood A. Jones III and Dr. Lynwood A. Jones Jr respectively who were in the U.S. Navy and trained at Naval Station Great Lakes.
To all of those who were a member of the U.S. military, we thank you for your service.
Here is a complete guide to Veterans Day in Lake County.
Lindenhurst’s Veterans Day Celebration
Lindenhurst Veterans Memorial
2301 E. Sand Lake Rd. @ 11 a.m.
Libertyville’s Special Veterans Day Lunch
135 W. Church St. @ Noon
Veteran’s Appreciation Day at Unos
Uno Chicago Bar and Grill
6593 Grand Ave., Gurnee
Waukegan’s Veterans Day Parade
Grand Ave & Genesee St., @ 10:30 a.m.
Buffalo Grove Veteran’s Day Celebration
Community Arts Center
225 McHenry Rd., @ 12:15 p.m.
Veteran’s Day Ceremony in Lake Forest 2015
Lake Forest High School
1285 N. McKinley Rd., @ 9:30-11 a.m.
Barrington’s Veteran’s Day Ceremony
Village Hall – 2nd Floor
200 Hough St. @ 10:45 a.m.
Veteran’s Day Ceremony in Gurnee
Gurnee America Legion
749 Milwaukee Ave. @ 11 a.m.
Deerfield’s Veterans Day Celebration
Deerfield Veteran’s Memorial
Jewett Park Dr. & Park Ave.@ 11 a.m.
Highland Park’s Veterans Day Ceremony
Highland Park Public Library
494 Laurel Ave. @ 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Veterans from Lovell FHCC – Visual Art Exhibit
Lake County Courthouse and Administration Building
18 N. County St., 1st floor lobby, Waukegan @ 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ryan Spencer Reed: Despite Similarities to Reality, This is a Work of Fiction Exhibit
Urban Edge Gallery
220 W. Clayton St., Waukegan