Veterans Day in Lake County 2018

Lake County is no stranger to the sacrifices of those in service. As home to the only remaining naval base,  in the country, Naval Station Great Lakes, we are proud to support the efforts of all of those in uniform.

To all of those that have been a member of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard, we truly appreciate and thank you for your service.

Here is a comprehensive guide to Veterans Day in Lake County 2018.

Bicentennial Bash at the National Museum of the American Sailor

The United States’ only remaining naval boot camp is located here in Lake County and to celebrate Veterans Day and the Bicentennial of Illinois, the National Museum of the American Sailor is throwing a party. The Great Lakes museum will host ABC7 Chicago Weekend News anchor, Mark Rivera’s live broadcasted show. The segment will focus on the Land of Lincoln sailors, the rich history behind Waukegan, North Chicago and Naval Station Great Lakes and the roles they have played for the United States Navy and other fascinating Illinois historical nuggets.

Friday, November 9; 5 a.m.

Veterans Day Breakfast with Congressman Schneider

U.S. Representative for Illinois’s 10th Congressional District Brad Schneider welcomes all veterans to breakfast at Cristo Rey St. Martin’s to thank them for their service and wish them a happy Veterans Day.

Friday, November 9; 9-10:30 am

Veterans Day at the Gurnee American Legion

Gurnee’s excellent American Legion is hosting a Veterans Day dinner on Friday night and a special breakfast Sunday morning.

Friday and Sunday, November 9 and 11; 6 p.m. | 11 a.m

Lake Forest Civic Orchestra’s Salute to Veterans

The Lake Forest Civic Orchestra invites all veterans and immediate families for an evening of free music at the beautiful Gorton Community Center. The symphony will honor the 100 year anniversary of WWI and Illinois’s bicentennial.

Saturday-Sunday, November 10-11; 4-6 p.m.

Deerfield’s Veterans Day Celebration

Join the Deerfield American Legion Post 738 and Mayor Harriet Rosenthal to honor our brave soldiers at the Veterans Day Memorial Service. The event is located at the intersection of Jewett Park and Park Avenue.

Sunday, November 11; 11 a.m.

Waukegan’s Veterans Day Parade

Green Town is honoring vets with a grand parade. The “Illinois Arts-Friendly Community” is also celebrating the century-anniversary of World War I’s halt fire. The parade as it steps off of Grand Avenue and Genesee St at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, November 11; 10:30 a.m.

Other Lake County Veterans Day Celebrations

Buffalo Grove Veterans Day Celebration »
Saturday, November 10; Noon

Veterans Day Pancake Breakfast at Sedgebrook Lincolnshire »
Sunday, November 10; 8:30-11 a.m.

Lindenhurst’s Veterans Day Celebration »
Sunday, November 11; 11 a.m.

I-Plus Veterans Day Celebration in Libertyville »
Saturday, November 10; 6:30-10 p.m.

Veterans Day Specials

Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlet’s Veterans Day Sale »
Friday-Sunday, November 9-11; Open-Close.

Veterans Eat Free at Mission BBQ »
Sunday, November 11; Open-Close.

Half Price Lunch or Dinner at Chessie’s Restaurant »

For all other events and activities, continue here.

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