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Celebrating veterans in Lansing, Illinois

Local services and events

information compiled from various sources

Sunday, November 5, 2:00pm—Veterans Memorial Service

Lansing Veterans Memorial, Burnham Avenue and Glenwood-Lansing Road
This year’s service will include a special remembrance of the 100th anniversary of World War I with a raising of a special WWI commemorative flag. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs as no seating is available. The event will happen rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved inside the Ford Hangar.

Wednesday, November 8, 1:15pm—Veterans prayer service

St. Ann Church, 3010 Ridge Road
St. Ann Catholic Parish will host a community prayer service to honor those who have served and those who are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces. Faculty, staff, and students will join Fr. Bill McFarlane in commemorating brave men and women in prayer and song. All active and inactive military—including those home on leave—are invited to attend, in uniform if possible. The community is invited to give thanks and remember.
At 1:15pm students and staff will sing the national anthem (weather permitting) outside at the flag pole on Ridge Road. At 1:30pm the prayer service will begin inside the church.

Friday, November 1O, 7:45am—Veterans breakfast

Illiana Christian High School, 2261 Indiana Avenue
Illiana is hosting a breakfast and chapel service honoring veterans. Participants are invited to meet at the flag pole in front of school at 7:45am. Breakfast will be served at 8:00am in the cafeteria. A chapel service will follow at 8:55am, featuring Illiana alum and teacher William L. Venhuizen, MSgt (ret.) USAF. RSVP at or call the school office at (708) 474-0515 x49.

Saturday, November 11, 7:00am—Pancake Breakfast

American Legion Auxiliary, Edward Schultz Unit #697, 18255 Grant Street (south of the clock tower)
From 7:00–11:00am, the American Legion Auxiliary will serve pancakes prepared by the Copper Muggers at their annual Veterans Day Pancake Breakfast. The public is welcome to enjoy pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit cocktail, orange juice, milk, and coffee. Ticket costs are—
Adults: $7.00
Children 3–10: $3.00
Children under 3: free
Veterans, show your Military ID and get your breakfast free.

Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.