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On Veterans Day, calls for support and gratitude ring out in Fountain Square

Monday, November 11, 2013
Pioneer Press
by Bob Seidenberg

Families, a Brownie troupe and politicians gathered with veterans and others at the rain-spattered ceremony Monday in Fountain Square. Some used to platform to praise and provide advocacy for veterans.

“We need to do better providing the kind of health care they need,” said U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-9th. She said providing jobs for returning veterans is another priority.

Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin, D-13, a veteran himself, spoke about the need for constant vigilance, noting the small amount of time when the country hasn’t been involved in some war or conflict protecting the county’s freedom.

 Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl said tribute should go out to families of veterans and the “myriads of moments they spent alone,” while loved ones were protecting the country.

On many occasions, Evanston celebrates its diversity. In this case, it’s “time to celebrate what makes us alike – our shared gratitude to all our veterans and families,” Tisdahl said.

Locals in the observance included Chaplain Rehova Nemo, a Tech Sergeant with the William B. Snell V.F.W. Post 7186, who delivered the opening prayer. John Russo, chaplain and past commander of Evanston American Legion Post 42, performed the invocation. Evan Foley, a member of Evanston Boy Scouts Troop 3, and a student at Evanston Township High School, performed taps.

Brownie troop 41210, along with young children from the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, made their presence felt at a rainy Veterans Day ceremony in Evanston Monday morning.

Vietnam veteran Hal Shanafield, representing the VietNow, North Suburban Chapter, also spoke of the importance of gratitude and appreciation. He said that Veteran’s Day is marked once a year, “but every day could be Veteran’s Day, if we just went up to a veteran and said, ‘Thank you for your service.’”



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