• Veterans are invited to stand guard for a 24-hour Veterans Vigil that will take place at the Avenue of Flags beginning with an opening ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the DeKalb County Courthouse on W State St. in Sycamore. The vigil will last through 4 p.m. Saturday. The Avenue of Flags features 140 flags – 135 of which are American flags and five of which are flags representing the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. The flags will fly through Veterans Day on Monday. The Sycamore VFW Post 57/68 Veterans Day ceremony has been canceled due to winter weather.
  • At 11:11 AM, there will be dual ceremonies at the Freedom Clock on First and Lincoln, hosted by the DeKalb American Legion, and at the American Flag Pole on the Campus of Northern Illinois University (near Altgeld Hall), host by the NIU Veterans Club.
  • Kishwaukee College’s Veterans Day Observance will be held at 11:00 am in the College’s theatre, room B1205. The event is sponsored by the Veterans Advocacy Committee. Guests are encouraged to park in lot B and enter through door 56. The observance will include a welcome by Dr. Laurie Borowicz, president of Kish; the singing of the National Anthem by Leslie Ciaccio, coordinator of complementary  health programs at Kish; and the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance led by Ethan Hodzic, current Kish student. NIU Army ROTC will present and retire the Flags. The event will also include a presentation “Stories of Diversity in the Military” by The Veterans Advocacy Committee.
  • The annual Gertrude Rompf Veterans Day Dinner will be Monday, Nov. 11, at the Fox Valley Older Adults Center in Sandwich. Cocktail hour begins at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m.


Several local DeKalb County restaurants and food specialty locations are offering a variety of free or special deals to military veterans as well as current active military on Veteran’s Day, November 11

Credit: FunMe Events

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