Grand Prairie Elementary School students participated in an all-school Veterans Day sing with students inviting family members who are veterans.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Frankfort VFW Post 1493 executed a 21-gun salute on Veterans Day.
The members of Frankfort VFW Post 1493 honored America's veterans with a 21-gun salute on Sunday, Veterans Day, at the Frankfort Township Municipal Complex. "It's just a day to honor all the members of the military, past and present," said post commander and Marine Corps veteran Joseph Powers. The post holds two salutes each year, on Veterans Day and on Memorial Day. Powers also noted that the Frankfort VFW post is open to the public and that all veterans in the Frankfort area are welcome at the post. Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Lincoln-Way Patch sites:
The students presented the money they raised at a Veterans Day program on Friday.
Seventh graders at Hickory Creek Middle School participated in a Veterans Day program on Nov. 9 at which they presented a check for $6,570.64 to veterans recognition organization Honor Flight Chicago, according to a media release from Frankfort School District 157-C. The funds donated by the students will sponsor a trip to Washington D.C. for 13 World War II veterans. The students raised the money by collecting coins and by selling Aurelio’s pizza, flags and Icees. Friday’s program included a color guard presentation by the Boy Scouts of America, several guest speakers, a patriotic song performed by students and a reenactment of America’s White Table, a children’s story by Margot Theis Raven presented by HCMS seventh grade staff members. …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Veterans were honored with an evening of patriotic music.
The Hickory Creek Middle School band hosted a Veterans Day Concert on Nov. 7. A Veterans Day Observation was presented at 7 p.m., with Frankfort mayor Jim Holland overseeing the proceedings. The Tiger Band backed mayor Holland with classic patriotic songs, including The Star Spangled Banner, Battle Hymn Epic and American the Beautiful. Veterans in the audience were recognized as Marches of the Armed Forces played. Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Lincoln-Way Patch sites:
Monday, October 29, 2012
Hickory Creek Middle School invites Lincoln-Way area veterans to a Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 9
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Veterans from VFW Post 1493 continue their tradition of honoring those who have served in the military.
In front of the veterans memorial at the Frankfort Township Municipal Complex, members from the Frankfort VFW Post 1493 celebrated Veterans Day with a 21-gun salute Friday morning. It has become a tradition for these local veterans to honor those who have served in the military, then adjourning to Applebee's in Mokena for lunch. Watch the video to find out why they do the 21-gun salute each year. What do you think of this Veterans Day tradition?
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Mayor Jim Holland played the role of emcee for the event, which featured performances from the school's bands.
Wednesday's concert at Hickory Creek Middle School served two purposes: It was the school's annual Fall Band Showcase, as well as the school's and the village's opportunity to say thank you to local veterans for their service to the country. READ: Patch Invites You to Salute the Veterans in Your Life Mayor Jim Holland, a Coast Guard veteran himself, emceed the event, which featured the seventh-grade band playing rousing versions of patriotic favorites to the packed cafetorium. The veterans who attended stood up as the band played a medley of marches from the different armed forces. Were you at Wednesday's concert? Upload your photos or videos of the event and tell us what you thought of the concert in the comments section.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Today is Veterans Day, and we're giving our readers the chance to honor the veterans in their life by posting photos and thanking them for their service.
Uncle. Sister. Grandfather. Neighbor. The odds are fairly high that one of those people--or someone else you know--has served in a branch of the U.S. military. On Friday, Nov. 11, the country celebrates Veterans Day, and Patch wants to help readers honor the veterans in their lives by telling the community about those men and women who've served their country through the years. Upload photos of family members and Frankfort friends who were part of the armed services and share a little bit about why you're proud of them. Here's your chance to thank those veterans for their service and remind everyone in Frankfort how important they are to the country. When: 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11 Where: Frankfort Township Municipal Building What: Members …
Monday, October 17, 2011
Plus: District schools to honor local veterans in November.
School News: It's not all about board of education meetings in local school school districts. We round up what students and staff are up to in the schools that make up Frankfort School District 157-C. Have some School News for D157-C to pass along? E-mail local editor Joe Vince at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Hickory Creek Middle School girls cross-country team took first place last week at sectionals for the second year in a row. The team earned 20 points at the at Channahon meet. Jake West of the boys team also qualified for state. READ: Which L-W Feeder District Spent the Most Teaching Each Student in '08-'09? Frankfort School District 157-C students will honor veterans in November with a series of special programs, and veterans from the …