City of Chicago Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2015 Soldier Field
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City of Chicago Veterans Day Ceremony


November 11, Begins at 12 Noon

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Veterans Day Ceremony at Soldier Field(click on image to enlarge)


Chicago Honors America's Veterans

Soldier Field was named as such at the request of the Gold Star Mothers to honor the men lost in World War I. The Doughboy statue, originally placed in Garfield Park, was restored and installed in Soldier Field as part of the stadium renovation. Doughboy is an informal term for a member of the United States Army of Marine Corps, especially members of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I.

Veterans Day is set aside to thank and honor living veterans who have served honorably in the military in wartime and peacetime. Originally known as Armistice Day and so declared by President Woodrow Wilson, it was created to mark the signing of the Armistice which ended World War I.  Following World War II, it was declared a day to honor all veterans and in 1954, renamed Veterans Day by Congress.


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Soldier Field, Gate 0
1410 Museum Campus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605

FREE Admission