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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 . . .

Winter events



  • Nanny Nikki holiday music program at Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., at 11 a.m.
  • You Matter 2 Winter Wonderland from noon to 4 p.m. at Flossmoor Community Church, 2218 Hutchison Road. Holiday fun and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Tickets are $5 to $10 at bit.ly/3VLh2m4.
  • Miracle on Martin in downtown Homewood, 3 to 6 p.m. Ice sculpture walk, horse-drawn carriage rides, s’mores and more.



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