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Veterans Weekend in Lansing

compiled by Melanie Jongsma

Saturday, November 10, 7–11am

The American Legion is located at 18255 Grant Street in Lansing, Illinois.
The public is invited to the Edward Schultz Auxiliary #697 Pancake Breakfast at the American Legion (18255 Grant Street). The Copper Muggers will be making pancakes, sausage, eggs, fruit cocktail, juice, and coffee. Adults pay $7.00; veterans and active duty pay $5.00; the cost for children 3–10 is $5.00, and children under 3 are free.

Sunday, November 11, 11am

Click for more information about the free Bells of Peace app.
Bells of Peace will be ringing throughout Lansing, as churches, the park district, and individual smartphone owners ring 21 bells in commemoration of World War One. More information and a link to the free Bells of Peace app are included in the Bells of Peace story:

The M5 was recently refurbished by the Veterans Garage.
The public is welcome to return to the American Legion Sunday morning for their traditional Veterans Day service, which will be followed this year by a re-dedication ceremony for the restored M5 gun. The Legion will observe the Bells of Peace at 11:00am, followed by a ceremony and the firing of the M5. After the ceremony, the American Legion is hosting a luncheon as a way to say thank-you to the many people who were generously involved in the refurbishment of the gun and the preparation of the new display area for the refurbished M5.

Sunday, November 11, 2pm

The Lansing Veterans Memorial is located at the southeast corner of Burnham and Glenwood-Lansing Road.
This year’s Veterans Day Service at the Lansing Veterans Memorial will honor our nation’s veterans and the flag they fought under. The 2:00pm ceremony is a meaningful recognition of those who have served or are now serving in our Armed Forces both in peacetime and in time of war. The service will take place rain or shine, moving into the Ford Hangar if necessary. Lawn chairs are suggested.


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.