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Vets to be honored in Huntley

Updated: December 12, 2012 6:33AM

HUNTLEY — The Culver’s of Huntley and Beloit, Wis., are joining forces with the Huntley American Legion Post 673 and VetsRoll organization to honor the memory of fallen soldiers in Illinois with a display of hundreds of American flags, one for each fallen military man or woman from the state.

Village President Charles Sass encouraged residents to attend the Veterans Day activities today at the Culver’s, 13240 Route 47, which will include the special sale of $1 red, white and blue Patriot Sundaes.

Proceeds from the sale of the sundaes plus 11 percent of all other food sales at the stores will be donated to the VetsRoll organization whose mission is to send 200 World War II and Korean War era veterans and women defense plant workers to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials built in their honor. The group has already flown more than 500 veterans to visit the memorials since the its inception.

The non-profit organization will be raising funds for the no-cost trips for the vets to take place May 19-22, 2013.

In addition to the ice cream treats, veterans of all eras are invited to line up at 2 p.m. at Deicke Park for a 2:30 p.m. parade escorted by local police and fire department personnel and the Warrior Watch Riders. Today’s events will include a presentation of colors and flag retiring ceremonies at 3:30 p.m. at Culvers. Residents are encouraged to meet and thank veterans all day at both store locations.

Officials also announced that the Village offices will be closed for Veterans Day Monday, Nov. 12.

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