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

City of Chicago Veterans Day Ceremony InvitationDownload Invitation

 

Newsletter Signup

 

Follow us on:

facebook twitter YouTube Instagram

DCASE Press Room

Press Releases

Image Gallery


Become a Partner

City of Chicago Veterans Day Ceremony

 

November 11, Begins at 12 Noon

Soldier Field, Gate 0

DCASE Homepage  >  Veterans Day Ceremony

 

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.

 

For more information on Soldier Field, visit www.soldierfield.net/content/stadium-amenities

 

Information and Resources


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


FREE Admission