Addison Mayor Rich Veenstra, members of the Board of Trustees, dignitaries from State and Federal offices, and members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7446 and Auxiliary will dedicate the new Village of Addison Veterans Circle Monument on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.
The site is located immediately east of St. Paul Lutheran Church, 37 W. Army Trail Road, at the southwest corner of Lake Street (U.S. Route 20) and Addison Road. The public is invited to attend the hour-long ceremony, when the nation comes together to pay tribute to the members and veterans of the U.S. armed forces, observed on the day of the Armistice of World War I – “the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month” — in 1918.
At press time, the guest speaker at the dedication was expected to be U.S. Rep. Delia Ramirez, of Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District and a member of the U.S. House Committee on Veterans Affairs.
The Addison Trail High School Choir and Indian Trail Junior High School Band will perform. Randy Boryscka, Commander of Addison VFW Post 7446, will offer remarks. Members of the VFW will raise the six flags of branches of the armed services along with American flag.
Veterans Circle to be dedicated
After the Village acquired the site through a land exchange with Panattoni Development Corporation, and the nearby house owned by St. Paul Lutheran Church, Village officials began plans to dedicate the 1.95-acre parcel as Veterans Circle, relocated from the northeast corner of the intersection. The new site allows for easier visitor access, and includes new open space areas, brick paver walkways, lighting, flagpoles, landscaping and irrigation. A historical marker, noting the site of the first English language public school in Addison in 1858, will be installed.
As part of a plan designed by Hitchcock Design Group of Naperville, the new corner is an extension of the Village Green immediately to the west. R.W. Dunteman Co. of Addison is the general contractor on this fifth phase of the project. Veterans Circle will be the site of future Memorial Day and Veterans Day observances.