A Naperville Veterans Day Ceremony took place on the sunny morning of November 11th, 2022 at Veterans Park. Naperville community members and veterans came out to honor all who have served in the United States Armed Forces. The annual ceremony was the joint effort of the Naperville American Legion Post 43 and Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873. The Honor Guard presented honors and the Naperville Municipal Band played The Star-Spangled Banner and the United States Armed Forces Medley.
What is Veterans Day?
Veterans Day honors all who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Veterans Day is a federal holiday and is observed annually on November 11, the day World War I ended in 1918.
A year after the end of the war, President Woodrow Wilson celebrated what was originally known as Armistice Day for the first time. However, Congress didn’t recognize it as an official federal holiday until 1938.
Check out NCTV’S coverage of the 2021 Memorial Day Parade organized by the American Legion Naperville Post 43.
About Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873
The mission of Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873 is to foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve veterans, the military, and the community. To advocate on behalf of all veterans. The vision is to ensure that veterans are respected for their service, always receive their earned entitlements, and are recognized for the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made on behalf of this great country.
The Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873 is an active post centrally located just a few blocks west of downtown Naperville. It is unique in that the post is co-located with Naperville American Legion Post 43. The organization welcomes all current and prior members of the Armed Forces and members of the post come from all walks of life and every branch of the military. Monthly meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month at 7 pm.
The post is focused on three key areas:
1. Assisting veterans
2. Promoting patriotism in the community and schools
3. Providing social activities to connect veterans to each other and to the community
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