Veterans Day event at Triton College planned to include livestream, community art


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Nov 08, 2021 9: 51 PM

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Triton College in 2019.

Triton College in 2019. (Rachel K. Hindery / Pioneer Press)

Veterans and veterans’ groups from the western suburbs can be gathering at Triton College, 2000 5th Avenue, River Grove, on Thursday, Nov. 11 for three hours of Veterans Day programming from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

At some stage within the hour starting up at 10 a.m. the college can be broadcasting the Veterans Day ceremony from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington, Virginia, acknowledged Mary Casey-Incardone, a counselor and college member at Triton.

“There is known as a chain of events to commemorate the #Tomb100 centennial and Nationwide Veterans Day Observance,” Casey-Incardone wrote in an electronic mail. “There is known as a joint paunchy honors procession, a joint paunchy honors flyover with 17 plane, and an Armed Forces paunchy honors wreath-laying ceremony adopted by the Nationwide Veterans Day Observance at Arlington Nationwide Cemetery’s Memorial Amphitheater.

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Following the livestream, assorted presentations will get advise, in step with Lorenzo Fiorentino, commander of American Legion Post 335 and president of Chicagoland Blended Veterans Museum in River Grove.

Organizers will invite attendees to get half in a community artwork by writing down the name of a passe. Casey-Incardone acknowledged she had the thought that to make a painting of a flag depicted over extra than one canvases, noting that this form of building is is named a polyptych.

“The series of canvases can be the dimensions of a standard American flag, three feet in high, 5 feet in length,” she acknowledged. “On the blue quadrant, there can be 50 stars on hand for these individuals in attendance on the occasion to jot down the names of veterans on every necessary particular person.  On the purple and white stripes, there can be purple and white rectangles for individuals in attendance to also write the names of veterans.”

While folk can advise the stars and rectangles onto the canvases on the occasion, she plans to permanently adhere the names after the occasion. Additional plans demand exhibiting the artwork at Triton after which on the River Grove American Legion put up.

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Occasions at Triton can even consist of track, extra movies and refreshments.

Fiorentino acknowledged the Chicagoland Blended Veterans Museum, 8664 W. Gargantuan Ave., River Grove, can be originate for visitors within the afternoon.

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