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Veterans Day Events
Here's a list of local events honoring veterans and active-duty service members. All are open to the public. If you know of another event that should be listed, comment below or e-mail us at email@example.com.
Saturday, November 9
Flag Retirement Ceremony
Roselawn Memorial Park, Springfield
20 members of Air National Guard 183rd Fighter Wing returning from Afghanistan deployment
Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, Springfield
Sunday, November 10
Dinner and service, including patriotic music and speakers
Dinner at 12:00 p.m., service at 2:00 p.m.
Atterberry Community Baptist Church, Atterberry
Monday, November 11
Hallowed Ground exhibit kickoff - honoring the anniversary of the Gettsburg Address
Old State Capitol State Historic Site, Springfield
Quilts of Valor
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Castle Manor, 1550 Castle Manor Drive, Lincoln
Springfield Veterans Day Parade
Starts at 10th Street and Capitol Avenue, ends at the capitol building
Program in the state capitol rotunda following the parade
Veterans Day Convocation
Clegg Chapel at Blackburn College, Carlinville
DAR Veterans Day Program - The Reading of the Fallen
Union Theatre at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, Springfield
LLCC Veterans Day Ceremony
Reception at 12:00 p.m., ceremony at 12:30 p.m.
A. Lincoln Commons at Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield