“Mount Prospect Stories” to present tribute to Veterans


Junk yard in Mount Prospect


The Mount Prospect Historical Society will present its next installment of its “Mount Prospect Stories” series at 7p.m., Thursday, November 18th at the Village Hall Community Room, 50 S. Emerson St.  The presentation is a tribute to Armed Forces veterans in the area and will discuss Mount Prospect’s role in various American conflicts and look at life both home and on the war front.

“Our area has connections to wars and conflicts going as far back as the Revolutionary War,” stated Greg Peerbolte, the Society’s executive director, “We hope this presentation will be seen as a small gesture of appreciation to the sacrifices and service of the brave men and women who have served our nation over the years.”

Peerbolte will be joined by six co-presenters from the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 311, an organization made up of residents of the Northwest suburbs and Northwest side of Chicago whose membership numbers over 100.  “I am honored that the members of this organization will be on hand to share their experiences,” continued Peerbolte.  “Their stories are an important part of the history of our community.”

The event is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.  For more information, contact the Historical Society at (847) 392-9006.

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