Veterans are an important part of the campus community at Elmhurst College, contributing to its diversity by bringing valuable life skills and experience to the classroom and larger campus environment.
For Veterans Day, Elmhurst College will honor military service men and women in a variety of ways, including a panel discussion with veterans, musical performances and other activities both on and off campus.
On Monday, November 10, the evening before Veterans Day, the Elmhurst College Wind Ensemble will perform a Veterans Concert at American Legion Post 187, 310 W. Butterfield Rd., in Elmhurst. The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public.
On Veterans Day, a breakfast will be held for Elmhurst College military and veteran students, staff and faculty. Later that morning, the City of Elmhurst’s Veterans Day ceremony will take place beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial in Wilder Park, across the street from the College on Prospect Avenue. The ceremony is open to the public.
At 11:30 a.m., Elmhurst College nursing professor and veteran Mary Pabst will give a talk as part of the Finding Your Moral Compass speaker series. The event, which also will feature a performance by the Elmhurst College Wind Ensemble, will be held in Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel and is open to the public.
That evening, the College’s Niebuhr Center for Faith and Action will host a panel discussion with military veterans, most of whom have strong connections to the College. The veterans panel discussion will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be held in Illinois Hall, in the Schaible Science Center. Admission is free and the public is invited.