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New interpretive sign highlights Veterans Park history

Above / Naperville Park District thanks members of the Kiwanis Club of Naperville for their donation and service at Veterans Park, 303 E. Gartner...

Naperville is set to construct Gold Star Families Memorial at Veterans Park

Naperville welcomes the community to lay the foundation for a Gold Star Families Memorial. Naperville Freemasons answered the call.  (Photo courtesy Gold Star Families...

Veterans in Touch – Saturday in the Park

Update, Nov. 13, 2023 / Saturday evening, Nov. 11, Brass Transit: Chicago Tribute & Cover Band performed on stage at Pfeiffer Hall on the...

Veterans Benefit Fair at Cantigny Park on September 29

WHEATON, IL,— The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park will hold the 3rd Annual Veterans Benefit Fair on Sat., September 29, at 9AM. In recent...

Volunteers will begin placing flags to honor Veterans at Blue Star Memorial

Updated Post, May 25, 2024 / James Hoch Photography captures four days of the annual volunteer flag-placing initiative at local cemeteries to honor Veterans...

Naperville Park District is set to conduct seasonal prescribed burns

Above / Controlled fire at Hobson West Ponds in 2020. (Naperville Park District Photo) The Naperville Park District will deploy parks crews to various areas...

Local DAR again places holiday wreaths to honor all Veterans

Above / Since Dec. 17, 2023, “Veterans Valor” has been graced with a holiday wreath presented by the Fort Payne Chapter of the Daughters...

Naperville Marines commemorate 248th birthday at Veterans Plaza along Riverwalk

Above / Servicemen ceremoniously hoisted the U.S. Marine Corps flag along the Riverwalk to mark the 248th birthday of the Marines. It's long been tradition...

Replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial returns to Naperville November 9-13

Above / In 2015, crews from the Naperville Park District helped construct the frame for the Naperville Vietnam Wall of Remembrance at the base...

The difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day is explained

Above / The Naperville Veterans Color Guard steps off along Jackson Avenue to begin the 2018 Naperville Memorial Day Parade, a time to honor...

Fort Payne Chapter of DAR hosts wreath-laying ceremonies to honor all Veterans

Above / During the bitter cold on Dec. 17, 2022, Fort Payne Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution placed a holiday wreath...

Century Walk: Veterans Day Public Art

Most certainly November is known for Thanksgiving. However let’s not forget another national holiday, Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day. November 11 is...

Celebrate music by two big bands this Thursday evening in Central Park

Above / During the final concert of the Naperville Municipal Band 10-week summer series in Central Park, fans on park benches, blankets and portable...

Veterans in Touch – Protect yourself Part 2

Above / Though no QR Codes are placed on this Naperville Park District sign designating Veterans Park, the sign stands to represent plenty of...

National Vietnam War Veterans Day observance is set for 10:30AM March 29

Updated Post, March 29, 2022 / Many caring, reasonable and generous members of our Naperville community served in Vietnam or during the Vietnam era....

Happy Veterans Day / ’11-11-11′

Above / At May Watts Elementary School in the West Wind subdivision, Nov. 11 is a banner day to honor all who served. Update, 11PM...

Naperville looks forward to honoring Veterans in November 2021

Above / Flags of the U.S. Armed Services will greet guests when they arrive on November 4, 2021, to attend Cheers! for Veterans at...

Pause to reflect along the Riverwalk at Exchange Club Veterans Plaza

Flags are flying at half-staff Fri., Aug. 27, 2021, and through the weekend after the President issued a national half-staff proclamation following the deaths...

Gift of 1970 Cougar is geared toward needs of local Veterans

Above / The classic 1970 Mercury Cougar and the story of a dedicated Veteran are now in place at The Naperville Salute, a community...

Celebrate America’s birthday with Naperville Municipal Band in Central Park on July 1

Above / Civil War re-enactors are set to return to perform with the Naperville Municipal Band during Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" at 7:30PM Thurs., July...