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Veterans Day

Solider Field. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Emanuel: Veterans ‘Should Never Struggle To Find A Home’

Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Senator Dick Durbin and military dignitaries at Soldier Field thanking veterans assembled for their service to the nation.


A group of veterans stands as they are being honored at Marengo High School (Credit: CBS)

Schools In Marengo Stay Open To Honor Veterans

Most students have today off , but not at one suburban high school. In fact, in Marengo hundreds of veterans are going to class along with the kids today.


Tourists visit the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC. (Photo by Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Businessman Wants Crowds To Greet Vets Returning On Honor Flights

David Hockberg escorted veterans of World War II on a journey to Washington D.C. to see the memorial built in their honor. It’s a free trip for the veterans arranged by Honor flight Chicago several times a year.


Sailors walk past the Vietnam Memorial Wall (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Our Veterans Should Not Be At Risk In Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

When the deal is being made to change the tax rates and cut the deficit we must remember to keep our commitment to our veterans.


The 86th Annual Veterans Day parade on the South Side. (CBS)

Veterans Honored With Ceremony, Service

Servicemen and women joined community leaders on the South Side on Monday for the city’s annual Veterans Day parade. CBS 2’s Jim Williams talked to a retired vet that has continued to serve.


Veterans Day Closings

The nation observes Veterans Day on Monday, a day after the actual holiday.


Mayor Emanuel, right, attends Veterans Day ceremonies Friday at Soldier Field. (CBS)

Chicago Honors Nation’s Veterans For Their Service, Sacrifice

A few dozen veterans and supporters gathered Sunday at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial along Chicago’s Riverwalk, where they called for the immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.


Mayor Emanuel, right, attends Veterans Day ceremonies Friday at Soldier Field. (CBS)

Officials Mark Veterans Day Amid Changes In The Military

Gov. Quinn, Mayor Emanuel and Sen. Dick Durbin were all on hand Friday for the annual Veterans Day ceremonies at Soldier Field, where changes in the military were very much on the minds of many former service members.


U.S. Capitol Dome

Both 8th District Democratic Candidates: Keep Funding For Veterans

Their backgrounds are vastly different, but the candidates for the Democratic primary race for the 8th Congressional District north of Chicago are both focusing on the federal budget for veterans.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2011

Photo Of The U.S. Flag. (John Cody/WBBM Photo)

Parades, Ceremonies Planned To Mark Veterans Day

Communities across the Chicago area are planning parades and ceremonies today to mark Veterans Day.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2011

Library Generic (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Chicago Public Libraries To Be Open On Veterans Day

While almost all government agencies and offices will be closed this Friday for Veterans Day, there is one exception.

WBBM Newsradio–11/09/2011

'Leave No Veteran Behind' Founders

‘Leave No Veteran Behind’ Helps Vets Pay Student Loans, Find Jobs

On this Veterans Day, a new not-for-profit is helping veterans put their lives and their finances back on track after they leave the military. The group helps vets to pay off student loans and to find jobs.

CBS 2–11/11/2010

Mayor Richard Daley (left) and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin were among the dignitaries at a Veterans Day service at Soldier Field Thursday. (CBS)

Veterans Honored At Soldier Field Ceremony

Some former service members say they would serve again, if given the chance.


St. Johannes Ceremony

Final Veterans Day For Bensenville Cemetery

A small group gathered at St. Johannes Cemetery in Bensenville this morning for a final Veterans’ Day observance.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2010

Photo Of WWII Memorial Shield Engraved On The Ceremonial Entrance. (Richard Latoff/wwiimemorial.com Photo)

Time Running Out For Elderly Vets To See WWII Memorial

A group that honors World War II veterans with free flights to Washington D.C. has a long waiting list of elderly veterans who are getting older every day.

WBBM Newsradio–11/11/2010

Photo Of The U.S. Flag. (John Cody/WBBM Photo)

Events Planned Across Area To Honor Veterans

This Veterans Day, Americans will honor the men and women who have laid their lives on the line to fight for freedom.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2010