Area communities and American Legion Posts have teamed to honor the nation's veterans today. Cemeteries and Legion homes had scheduled events; some featuring a speaker.
In Watseka, American Legion Post 23 welcomes the public to an 11 am event to honor the veterans. Local attorney Frank Simutis will address the audience.
At Paxton, the American Legion Prairie Post 150 and the PBL High School band is hosting an observance in the school gym. The public is invited. Local veterans presented the colors. A POW/MIA ceremony is also included.
The Kankakee Historical Museum at Governor Small Memorial Park, Kankakee is hosting a Veterans Day Ceremony. It's at10:15 am at the Veterans Walkway. The Ceremony includes many local organizations. Keynote speaker is decorated Vietnam veteran James Wasser.
Limestone Middle School Veterans Day Assembly is at 2 p.m. The event will be honoring local veterans. Speaker will be Joe Krause, of Honor Flight Chicago.
Programs were also held Monday including:
Veterans Day program at Kankakee Community College. The ceremony was honoring veterans at the Harold and Jean Miner Memorial Library. The brief program featured remarks from John Fulton and Roger Bean. Also an art exhibit opening that will be on display until December 5.
Veterans Day Assembly at Bradley Central Middle School gym, Concert by Bradley Central Middle School students honoring veterans. Guest speaker was Major Gary Sprigg.