Saturday, November 10, 2012
Events this weekend include Veterans Day celebrations, 'Sound of Music' at Wheaton Drama and a play at Wheaton Warrenville South. If you don't see the event you're looking for, add it to the calendar!
Saturday, Nov. 10 Electronic Recycling Collection, 820 E. Liberty Dr., 9 a.m. Veteran's Day weekend, Ivy, all day Holiday Bazaar Nov. 10 at the DuPage County Historical Museum, Starts 10 a.m. “THE GOOD LIFE CAFÉ” at Wheaton Drama, 3 p.m., $10 Hip-Hop Artist Swoope in Concert, Wheaton College, 7 p.m., $10 Wheaton Warrneville South's Production of Almost, Maine, 7:30 p.m. Arena Theater: "The Secret Garden", Wheaton College, 7:30 p.m., $10 "The Sound of Music" at Wheaton Drama, 8 p.m., $18 Sunday, Nov. 11—Veterans Day Veteran's Day weekend, Ivy, all day Invite a Vet to Breakfast!, Wheaton VFW Post 2164, 0N731 Papworth St., 8 a.m., $5 The Convertibles Quartet Concert, Wheaton Public Library, 2 p.m. Coat Drive-Wheaton Whole Foods & Newcomers of…
Friday, November 9, 2012
Local businesses salute our service men and women with special deals year-round ,as well as on Veterans Day.
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Friday, November 9, 2012
A number of area businesses are saluting veterans, military service men and women, and their families this Veterans Day by offering local discounts, specials and promotions. Here are some deals in the area. If you know of a Veterans Day deal or you are a business owner who wants to participate, leave a note in the comments field! Two important notes: Free Food: Celebrations: Store Discounts: Celebrations: Free Activities:
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Ivy Restaurant will host a Veterans' weekend to raise money for the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans in Wheaton.
Ivy Restaurant, 120 N. Main St. in downtown Wheaton will host a three-day Veterans Day event to honor veterans' service and raise money for the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans in Wheaton. The Ivy chef and culinary staff will serve creative entrees and cocktails reminiscent of past eras veterans would appreciate, according to an announcement from the restaurant. Ivy owner Dick O'Gorman said 10 percent of proceeds made this weekend will go to the shelter, and patrons can get a dog tag in return for their donations. "We've got a guy making $28 million a year sitting out the World Series because he's not good enough, then we've got a veteran outside taking cigarette butts out of the (ash tray) to smoke. The world is wrong—that's why we'…
Monday, November 14, 2011
Wheaton native and Marine Corps veteran Cathy Godfrey thanks Longfellow Elementary for a special Veterans Day ceremony.
Editor: As a Marine Corps veteran I accepted an invitation last Friday, November 11th, from fifth grader Will Richards to attend the Longfellow School Veteran’s Day ceremony as his special guest. I’d been invited in the past by its organizer, Barb Williams, but always seemed to have another place to go. When I arrived I was amazed at what the students had prepared: special veterans parking, door openers and greeters, flags and other patriotic decorations everywhere, letters to veterans at each place on every table, a lovely breakfast, 40 or so veterans, family members and friends, the Mayor, Michael Gresk and everyone very thankful and appreciative. The assembly in the gym was superb with each class performing a song, poem or skit. My …
Students honor veterans Friday with songs, poetry and gifts.
Wheaton Warrenville School District 200 honored veterans all over the district Friday, Nov. 11. Patch was able to see how school honored veterans at Wheaton North High School, Longfellow Elementary and Jefferson Preschool—but we know thousands of students showed patriotism and gratitude for those who have served our country, and we want you to add your photos! Simply upload your photos by clicking the “Submit Your Photos” button above the main image and we will feature it on Veterans Day. Make sure to add a caption telling us about the veteran (yourself, if it's you). Include their name, hometown, rank and branch of service, and the year the photo was taken. You can also embed a YouTube video by pasting the link.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
The VFW Post 2164 raised money that it will use to continue programs that stopped due to a lack of funds.
The Wheaton VFW Post 2164 raised enough money to offer programs that were on hiatus due to a yearly deficit of $25,000 at the Rockin’ Chili Fest fundraiser Saturday. According to VFW Post 2164 Quarter Master John Finn, the post raised more than its most ambitious goal of $25,000. The chili fest drew almost 1,000 ticketholders who made donations, bought raffle tickets, spent money at the bar and bid on auction items while volunteers served chili and 94.7’s Dick Biondi greeted guests. Other special guests that helped promote the event included members of the Wheaton City Council, Illinois Sen. Kirk Dillard and Second District Appellate Judge Joe Birkett. The 80-year-old post’s shrinking membership has led to its $25,000 deficit and cutbacks …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Upload a photo or video of your or a loved-one to be featured on Veterans Day.
Did you, or do you have a loved one serving our country? If so, there are probably some cherished old photos and videos in your archives to remember their service. Dig through that old shoebox, find that file folder or scroll way down on your profile pictures—they’re bound to be somewhere. Patch wants to see your photos and videos, and hear your story from that time. Is there a photo showing you serving the veteran community? We want to see that too. Simply upload your photos by clicking the “Submit Your Photos” button above the main image and we will feature it on Veterans Day. Make sure to add a caption telling us about the veteran (yourself, if it's you). Include their name, hometown, rank and branch of service, and the year the photo …
Thursday, November 3, 2011
LtCol Edward Godfrey will be the honored World War Two veteran at halftime Nov. 13 when the Bears play the Lions.
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Thursday, November 3, 2011
Members of the Illinois Army National Guard and Active Duty service members, including Wheaton native LtCol Edward Godfrey, were honored during the Chicago Bears versus Detroit Lions football game Sunday at Soldier Field. More than 100 men and women from all five branches of service participated in pregame and half-time activities. Pregame events included the unfurling of the American Flag, the singing of the National Anthem, fireworks, and a C-17 Globemaster flyover by the U.S Air Force, according to a release from National Guard PAO Illinois. During half-time, Command Sgt. Maj. John Starbody, Illinois Army National Guard, received the Meritorious Service Medal from Brig. Gen. Robert Pratt, Director of the Illinois National Guard's Joint …
Friday, November 12, 2010
One of 86 living Medal of Honor recipients, Allen Lynch spoke to Wheaton North students in the all-school Veterans Day assembly yesterday, Thursday, Nov. 11.
Vietnam veteran Allen Lynch wasn't always a known hero. In fact, he said he was bullied in school—for years. Lynch, one of 86 living Medal of Honor recipients, spoke to Wheaton North students in the all-school Veterans Day assembly yesterday, Thursday, Nov. 11. To find solace, Lynch said he would go to the library during school and read about war heroes throughout history—people like Staff Sgt. Robert Miller—former Wheaton North student who received the Medal of Honor last month. "As long as there are books in libraries of the history of recipients, people are going to read about Robby Miller," Lynch said. "They're going to learn about him. They're going to learn that life is about more than just me." It's about sacrifice, commitment…
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
When Staff Sgt. Robert Miller received the Medal of Honor, students at his former high school, Wheaton North, have been "in awe," senior Sarah Benson said. To honor Veterans Day tomorrow, North will have an all-school assembly dedicated to Miller.
When Staff Sgt. Robert Miller received the Medal of Honor posthumously last month, students at his former high school, Wheaton North, have connected to the significance and history of Veterans Day more personally—by leaps and bounds. "He didn't graduate that long ago," said Dan Korntheuer, Wheaton North social studies teacher. He walked the same halls, was on the gymnastics team and in the marching band. "It's one thing when you turn on the news and you hear about a soldier serving," Korntheuer said. "It's different when it's someone from Wheaton—who wore blue and gold and walked the halls…there are pictures of him skating at Northside Park…it's so familiar to them." To honor and celebrate Veterans Day yesterday, Thursday, Nov. 11, …