Honor all the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces this Veterans Day.
Join the City of Crown Point and American Legion Post 20 in celebrating Veterans Day at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, on the east side steps of the historic Lake County Courthouse. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will move indoors to the rotunda of the courthouse.
“Every year, we look forward to honoring the men and women who answer the call to fight for our freedoms. This ceremony is a small way to say, ‘thank you,’ to all the servicemen and women,” Mayor Pete Land said.
The City of Crown Point has an executive order allowing full-time city employees who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces to take a day off. Signed in 2019, the order allows those employees to request off work "at any time, for any reason," as long as their supervisor approves it. In the past, those employees were given the rest of Veterans Day off after the city’s ceremony.
Kevin Dvorak, commander of American Legion Post 20, said Post 20 has honored veterans since its inception and invited the community to keep with its long-standing tradition on Veterans Day.
“Please join us following our ceremony at Post 20 for cake and lunch held in honor of all veterans. The community is welcome,” Dvorak said.
Speakers will include Mayor Pete Land, Post 20 Cmdr. Kevin Dvorak, Regional Director for U.S. Sen. Todd Young Jose Diaz and Congressman Frank J. Mrvan.