Veteran events include motorcade, recognition at football game

DeKALB – Veterans and the community are invited to honor senior veterans at four local retirement homes on Saturday, Nov. 9.

A motorcade of motorcycles and other vehicles will stage at Algus Packaging, on Peace Road north of Route 38 in DeKalb, at 9:30 a.m. The motorcade will leave at 10 a.m. and will travel to Barb City Manor and Heritage Woods in DeKalb and to Bethany Healthcare & Rehab and the Grand Victorian in Sycamore. At each stop, there will be a brief 15-minute ceremony.

Veterans also will be honored at Veterans Appreciation Night at the Northern Illinois University Huskies football game on Wednesday, Nov. 13. Tailgating will begin in the southeast corner of the Convocation Center parking lot at 5 p.m., rain or shine. At 6:15 p.m., local veterans organizations will carry flags into the stadium to be displayed during the game. Veterans will be recognized on the field at halftime.

For veterans and guests who RSVP, the tailgate is free, parking is $10 and game tickets are $10. Veterans who already have tickets to the game are invited to RSVP to participate in the additional activities. RSVP to 815-753-7225 by Nov. 10 and mention that you are with the Frank Beierlotzer veterans event.

For more information about the motorcade or the football game, email

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