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Veterans’ Day will be celebrated on November 11, 2011 (also known as 11/11/11). The City of Chicago will be hosting a Veterans’ Day Ceremony honoring those who have served in times of peace as well as war. The event starts at 11 a.m. at at Soldier Field, Gate O (1410 S. Museum-Campus Drive).Admission is free.
Keynote Speakers: Danielle Green Byrd – Specialist U.S. Army (Retired) and Jean Albright – MSgt USAF (Retired).
The keynote speakers, along with representatives from all branches of media will lay a wreath at the Doughboy statue located inside Soldier Field which will be followed by a 21-gun salute and Taps.
The 85th Army Band will perform the Armed Forces Medley as veterans from each branch rise to be recognized when their song is played. The event concludes with America the Beautiful performed by the U.S. Naval Academy Gospel Choir.
The Lincoln Park Zoo is also honoring Veterans on Veterans ‘ Day. To show appreciation for those who have served, the zoo is offering treats, tours, and activities on November 11. Veterans and their families will get 11% off food and retail purchases. Parking will be $11 (compared to the zoo’s normal rate of $17), and kids can ride the Endangered Species carousel for .11 cents. The zoo is also offering veterans the chance to do some special tours of the zoo, as well as an exclusive giraffe feeding at 11 a.m. – and the first 11 visitors to Wild Things!
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Veterans’ Day will be celebrated on November 11, 2011 (also known as 11/11/11). The City of Chicago will be hosting a Veterans’ Day Ceremony honoring those who have served in times of peace as well as war. The event starts at 11 a.m. at at Soldier Field, Gate O (1410 S. Museum-Campus Drive).Admission is free.
Keynote Speakers: Danielle Green Byrd – Specialist U.S. Army (Retired) and Jean Albright – MSgt USAF (Retired).
The keynote speakers, along with representatives from all branches of media will lay a wreath at the Doughboy statue located inside Soldier Field which will be followed by a 21-gun salute and Taps.
The 85th Army Band will perform the Armed Forces Medley as veterans from each branch rise to be recognized when their song is played. The event concludes with America the Beautiful performed by the U.S. Naval Academy Gospel Choir.
The Lincoln Park Zoo is also honoring Veterans on Veterans ‘ Day. On November 11, 2011, Lincoln Park Zoo will celebrate two special events. The first and most significant is Veterans Day, a day where we honor the sacrifices service members have made for our country. The second is a once-in-a-century celebration of the calendar itself, recognizing the numerical fun of 11.11.11 (with extra oomph at 11:11 a.m.).
To show appreciation for those who have served, the zoo is offering treats, tours, and activities on November 11. Veterans and their families will get 11% off food and retail purchases. Parking will be $11 (compared to the zoo’s normal rate of $17), and kids can ride the Endangered Species carousel for .11 cents. The zoo is also offering veterans the chance to do some special tours of the zoo, as well as an exclusive giraffe feeding at 11 a.m. – and the first 11 visitors to Wild Things!

Veteran’s Day

Veterans Day is an annual United States holiday honoring military veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11. It is also celebrated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world and falls on November 11, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. Because it is a federal holiday, many American people have the day off from school or work for Veterans Day.

History of Veterans Day


On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as „the Great War.“ Commemorated as Armistice Day beginning the following year, November 11th became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.

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