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Veterans Day 2019: Ceremonies, Events In The Chicago Area

CHICAGO (CBS)-- As Veterans Day is honored around the country, here are the events going on in the Chicago area on Monday.

Chicago's Veterans Day Ceremony

The City of Chicago is hosting a Veterans Day ceremony at Soldier Field to honor local veterans. Admission is free and the ceremony will take place in front of the statue of Doughboy at 11 a.m.

The Stars and Stripes along with a banne
(Photo Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)


Aurora Veterans Day Parade

The Veterans Day parade in Aurora will kick off at 10:15 a.m. This year's theme is "Serving Our Country and Community."

The parade will step off from the corner of Broadway and Benton Street, travel north on Broadway, then west on Downer Place to the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall, 23 E. Downer.


Veterans Day At Brookfield Zoo 

The Chicago Zoological Society at The Brookfield Zoo is honoring veterans with a ceremony and activities. The event is free to all guests and parking is free to all veterans.

Festivities and ceremonies will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Veterans Greeted At Midway After Honor Flight
Girl Scouts from Troop 248 in Munster, Ind., helped welcome veterans at Midway International Airport, after an Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C., on Oct. 11, 2017. (Credit: CBS)

Homer Glen's Veterans Day Celebration

On. Nov. 10, from noon to 3 p.m., there will be a free family event at Konow's Corn Maze, located at 16849 S. Cedar Rd. The event features military vehicle exhibits, kids activity, food, raffles music and more.

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