Our family and friends in the armed forces deserve special
recognition. Honor those who have served our country with these
events and stories for Veterans Day.
Costumed docents from the 8th Veteran Reserve Corps,
a Civil War re-enactment group with the Lombard Historical Society,
portray the lives and stories of veterans buried at the Lombard
Cemetery. Soldiers from the War of 1812, the Civil
War, and WWI will be portrayed as well as stories from their loved
ones back home.
Decorate holiday stockings for the troops overseas. A letter writing station is also available for you to write a note of thanks or encouragement to be included with your stocking. Donations of stocking stuffer items (cards, small shampoos, razors, sunflower seeds, etc.) are accepted.
Special recognition ceremony to honor those who have proudly
served our nation will feature the placing of a memorial wreath at
the zoo's Roosevelt Fountain, a chorus of the National Anthem, and
a visit by Zeus, one of the zoo's bald eagles. Call for time.