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Aurora shifts site for Veterans Day observance

Veterans wave from their vehicle as it makes its way along BentStreet during Aurora's Independence Day parade. | Jeff Cagle~For

Veterans wave from their vehicle as it makes its way along Benton Street during Aurora's Independence Day parade. | Jeff Cagle~For Sun-Times Media

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Updated: November 17, 2012 6:12AM



AURORA — Because of the Downer Place bridge construction downtown, Aurora’s Veterans Day processional will have a new route this year.

The Veterans Day program has been relocated to the Illinois Avenue bridge over the Fox River and Veterans Island.

The processional steps off at 10:15 a.m. Nov. 11 from the Prisco Community Center, 150 W. Illinois Ave.

The processional will be followed at 10:30 a.m. by a ceremony on Veterans Island honoring local veteran organizations. The ceremony will be concluded with a military rifle salute.

The city and the Fox Valley Marines are seeking people to march in the Veterans Day Processional. Organizations interested in participating should call the city’s Community Services Department at 630-256-3400 or e-mail Sara Townsend at stownsend@aurora-il.org. The deadline to submit an entry is Oct. 24.



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