Monday, November 12, 2012
From where veterans reside to how many are disabled, the U.S Census Bureau provides a data-driven look at today's holiday.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Veterans Day is Friday, Nov. 11, and with that, the U.S. Census Bureau compiled a list of stats that offer a glimpse into aspects of veterans’ lives. Three states with 1 million or more veterans in 2010. 14.1 percent of people 18 and older in Alaska were veterans in 2010. The percent of the 18 and older population were veterans was 12 percent or more in Maine, Montana, Virginia and Wyoming. Severity of one’s disability is scaled from 0 to 100 percent and eligibility for compensation depends on one’s rating. Source: 2010 American Community Survey Source: Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2008 Source: Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2010 Source: Survey of Business Owners: 2007…
Students and staff paid tribute to more than 80 veterans and dozens of family members of U.S. service men and women Friday during the school's annual Veterans Day assembly.
Downers Grove North High School honored more than 80 veterans and dozens of family members of United States service men and women at its annual Veterans Day assembly Friday. During the program, students, faculty and guests heard from two local veterans, and paid tribute to those from Downers Grove who lost their lives during war. Among the guest speakers was Marine Sgt. Max Gilbert, a 2006 graduate of North High. He enlisted in the service in 2007, not long after his cousin, 24-year-old Marine Sgt. Thomas Gilbert, was killed while serving in Iraq. Max Gilbert shared his experiences in the Marines during the assembly. "My service in the Marine Corps taught me to see myself in a broader sense," Gilbert said. "I learned that who I am and what…
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Sophomore classes visited with several service men and women Thursday in honor of Veterans Day.
Sophomores at Downers Grove South High School heard stories of patriotism and valor Thursday during the school's annual Veterans Day program. Every year, the school invites several United States military veterans to speak to students about their experiences in the service, and what Veterans Day means to them. Guest speakers included Army Lt. Col. Pat Roberts, Marine Johnnie Baylark (Vietnam), World War II soldiers Bill Howland and Ed Hoy, and Vietnam soldier Jack Aldworth. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - There are plenty of ways to keep up on Downers Grove news:
Sunday is Veterans Day, and we're giving our readers the chance to honor the veterans in their life by posting photos and thanking them for their service.
Uncle. Sister. Grandfather. Neighbor. The odds are fairly high that one of those people—or someone else you know—has served in a branch of the U.S. military. On Sunday, the country celebrates Veterans Day, and Downers Grove Patch wants to help readers honor the veterans in their lives by telling the community about those men and women who've served their country through the years. Upload photos of family members and friends who were part of the armed services and share a little bit about why you're proud of them. Here's your chance to thank those veterans for their service and remind everyone in Plainfield how important they are to the country. Send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or upload them straight to this article. (Don't forget you …
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 businesses are saluting veterans, military service men and women, and their families this Veterans Day by offering local discounts, specials and promotions. Here's a guide to specials in the area, taken from themilitarywallet.com. Two important notes: Free food: Store discounts: Free activities:
Friday, November 11, 2011
Patch talks to veterans in attendance at assembly.
Downers Grove North High School honored more than 80 veterans and dozens of family members of U.S. service men and women at its annual Veterans Day assembly Thursday. North High students and staff with loved ones deployed spoke to the challenges and sacrifices in a video played during the assembly. “You’re so used to having a dad,” one student said. “You realize how much you need him.” Students and staff can also take part in a letter and care package drive at North next week. You can donate hygiene items, clothing and entertainment. Letters and care packages will be sent to those serving around the world and those at Hines Hospital. Patch talked with two veterans at North. Read each of their stories below. Floyd Mizener Mizener attended…
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 …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Veterans who served in World War II, Korea, Cold War, Vietnam and recent conflicts will speak to students during the Downers Grove North event Thursday.
More than 80 area veterans, including those who served in World War II, Korea, Cold War, Vietnam and recent conflicts, will share their experiences with Downers North students on Thursday. It will be the eighth annual Veterans Day event for North. The veterans will participate in a school assembly and visit individual classrooms to share their experiences with students. The assembly will feature a video of area families who have fathers or sons actively serving. “Our theme this year is ‘Service-the Home Front,’ and we’re highlighting the experiences of military families,” said Social Studies Department Chair Jill Rose. “I know that the assembly and classroom visits by veterans will give our students many powerful lessons in what our …