Overdue Welcome Home

A group of retired veterans got a well-deserved “Welcome Home” at Independence Village.

Members of Operation Welcome You Home, assisted by police and firefighters, organized a motorcade, decorated in red, white and blue.

The members rode to Independence Village Retirement Center to honor nearly thirty retired servicemen for Veterans Day.

“I think it’s just great. I’m enjoying it,” says Bob Kerr, a retiree of the Navy.

“Well it brings it home I think to the younger generation,” said John Hildenbrand, another Navy retiree.

After small flags and awards were handed out, Independence Village held a celebration party to commend all the hard work and dedication these men and women have given to our country.

Other events, such as a bingo night with a Girl Scout troop, were held during this week as Naperville celebrates Veterans Day.

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