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On September 7, 2018, Vernon American Legion Post 1247 will observe the 100th anniversary of the American Legion. Specifically, Post 1247 will dedicate an official Illinois Historical Marker at the athletic fields of Vernon Hills High School. The marker will detail the history of a Naval auxiliary airfield that existed on the site of the present day athletic fields of the high school during WWII. This airfield was a part of the naval aviator aircraft carrier qualification training program that was conducted at Naval Air Station Glenview, this airfield, then on Lake Michigan using the aircraft carriers USS Sable and USS Wolverine.
The dedication ceremony will be in conjunction with the opening football game of the Vernon Hills High School season, and should last approximately 20 minutes.
Date: Friday, September 7, 2018
Location: Vernon Hills High School
145 Lakeview Parkway
(northeast corner of the football field)
Following the dedication, Post 1247 will be the Color Guard for the opening ceremony for the game. There will be special seating available for veterans who wish to stay for the game. Veterans will be acknowledged during the game.