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Veterans Day 2016

On November 11th, the nation celebrates Veterans Day to honor all who have served in the military for the United States. Across America, various parades and ceremonies are held to celebrate the loyal services of our country’s armed forces.
The date was chosen specifically because on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice between Germany and the Allied nations came into effect. On November 11, 1919, Armistice Day was commemorated for the first time.
Congress declared November 11th, Armistice Day, a national holiday in 1938. This day was originally intended to honor veterans of World War I, but in 1954, the veterans service organizations urged Congress to change the word "Armistice" to "Veterans". Congress approved this change and on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor all American veterans, where ever and whenever they had served.

“We owe the freedom we enjoy to the veterans that have dedicated their lives to serving this country,” said Mayor Gonzalez. “The men and women of our military services deserve to be recognized for their courage, commitment and determination.”

This year, the City of Chicago Heights will observe Veterans Day at an alternate location, and the event will take place at Chicago Heights Park District Rec Center at 10:30 A.M.  The Morning of Reflection will recognize the members of our local veteran organizations as we honor the men and women of our armed forces who bravely served and sacrificed for our great nation. 

View the official Veterans Day flyer here.

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Chief Thomas Rogers Honored by Cook County Crime Stoppers

Last Thursday, Chicago Heights Police Chief Thomas Rogers was the recipient of the Excellence in Law Enforcement Award from Cook County Crime-Stoppers.  In 2006, in his capacity as a detective, Rogers worked alongside fellow detectives from the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force to apprehend the suspect accused of fatally injuring Metra Police Officer Thomas Cook.  This past January, the offender was convicted and sentenced to life in prison, largely due to the determination and perseverance exhibited by the group over the years. “With the hard work from the Task Force, the offender was charged with first degree murder,” stated Chief Rogers. “Officer Cook is a hero who will never be forgotten.”

Congratulations, Chief Rogers, on the recognition and award.

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In observance of Veterans Day, City Hall will be closed 
Friday, November 11, 2016.

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