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Thornton High alumni military veterans being honored

Thornton Township High School alumnus and Navy veteran Tom Dreesen will be the master of ceremonies for a special Nov. 12 program for veterans who attended Thornton Township High School.

The “welcome home” event at the high school is open to all who attended or graduated from the school who are veterans and their families.

The program will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a tour of the high school. Registration opens at noon.

The program officially opens at 1 p.m. Dreesen, a nationally recognized comedian who regularly . . .

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Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
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