Veterans Day

Veteran Richard Rivera works as part of the YMCA's urban warrior program. (Credit: CBS)

Marine Veteran Uses Lessons From Military To Help Young People

One Chicago veteran is taking the lessons he learned in the military and serving young people in tough neighborhoods.

11/11/2014

Anti-war activists and veterans at the Vietnam Memorial near the Chicago River (Credit: John Cody

Anti-War Activists, Veterans Call For Less Focus On Military For Veterans Day

Some 50 veterans and anti-war activists joined to honor the military in their own way, calling for more help for veterans and less focus on the military, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

11/11/2014

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

City Honoring Veterans At Soldier Field Ceremony

As the nation honors the men and women who have served our country, Chicago hosted a salute Tuesday morning at Soldier Field to pay tribute to those who have worn the uniform.

11/11/2014

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Veteran’s Day: Honoring the Women Who Wrote Computer Programs to Win WWII

By Melissa Pierce & Marian Mangoubi, Producers of Born with Curiosity: The Grace Hopper Story CHICAGO (CBS) — On Veterans Day, we honor and remember the brave women and men who fought for and served our country. But […]

11/11/2014

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Boers: In Celebration Of The True American Heroes

We all have connections to those who serve our country, and we should never forget them.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2014

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Chicago’s Priceless Things To Do This Week: November 10th – 16th

Check out the Priceless Things To Do this week in Chicago, week of November 10th-16th.

11/10/2014

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In the Service of Soldiers: Raytheon’s 2014 Week of Service Honors Warfighters

The tour bus always goes quiet as the granite pillars and archways come into view along 17th Street in Washington D.C. An announcement from the tour guide breaks the silence and tells the old soldiers on board what they already know: They’ve arrived at the National World War II Memorial.

11/03/2014

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.

11/11/2013

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.

11/11/2013

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.

11/11/2013

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.

11/12/2012

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.

11/12/2012

Veterans Day Closings

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

11/12/2012

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.

11/12/2012

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.

11/11/2011

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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

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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

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‘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.

11/11/2010

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