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Posted on: October 19, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Veterans Day Events Throughout Wheaton

Veterans Day - US Flag

The following events will be held in honor of Veterans Day throughout the City beginning Monday, Nov. 1. The City encourages all residents to please remember to take time to honor those who served in the armed services this Veterans Day on Thursday, Nov. 11. 

Old Glory on Display
Beginning November 1
Downtown Wheaton

Residents and visitors are encouraged to visit Downtown Wheaton restaurants and businesses as they honor our veterans with patriotic displays.

Veteran’s Collection Drive
November 1 - November 11
Multiple Locations

Drop off items for veterans at the Wheaton Public Library, Doodlebug Workshop, Wheaton Park District, District Community Center, Arrowhead Restaurant, Wheaton City Hall, Wheaton VFW, Warrenville VFW. 

Items being collected include leftover Halloween candy, coats and jackets, dog food, small toiletries, protein bars and powdered drink mixes. 

Field of Honor Flags
November 7 - November 11
Memorial Park - 225 Karlskoga Ave.

A presentation of American flags representing veterans in the community will be installed at Memorial Park beginning each day at 3 p.m. Flags can be purchased at the Doodlebug Workshop (314 S. Main Street) for $25 at and will benefit American Legion Post 589. 

Each day at dusk, the National Anthem will be sung followed by a performance of “Taps” and bagpipes. 

American Legion Post 76: Annual Ceremony
Thursday, November 11  at  10:45 a.m.
Memorial Park - 225 Karlskoga Ave.

The public is invited to the American Legion Post 76’s annual Veterans Day ceremony  at Memorial Park for those who have served. A flag presentation and “Taps” will be followed by a moment of silence.

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