Veterans invited to White Pines for Nov. 11 breakfast

Bensenville veterans and their immediate families eat free on Veterans Day

​Bensenville, Ill.— U.S. Armed Forces veterans residing in Bensenville and their immediate families will be recognized with a free breakfast when the Bensenville Park District, Village of Bensenville and Fenton High School join to salute their service at the annual Veterans Day Breakfast 9 a.m. Saturday, November 11, at the White Pines Golf Club, 500 W. Jefferson, Bensenville.

Local elected officials including Bensenville Village President Frank DeSimone, Fenton High School District 100 Superintendent James Ongtengco and Bensenville Park District Board President Rich Johnson are expected to join in saluting Bensenville’s veterans.

“Veterans are the backbone of our nation, embodying courage, sacrifice and unwavering dedication,” Bensenville Park District Executive Director Joe Vallez says. “On Veterans Day, we honor and express our profound gratitude to these extraordinary individuals who have defended our freedoms and protected our way of life.”

In addition to recognition by the dignitaries, highlights of the breakfast include a presentation from a veteran as well as three winners of the Defending Freedom Essay contest from Fenton High School.

Although the event is free for resident veterans and their families, pre-registration is required by Friday, November 3, at the Deer Grove Leisure Center, 1000 W. Wood Street, or by calling (630) 766-7015. Other members of the community, including non-resident veterans, are welcome to attend the breakfast for a $15 fee. Visit for more information.

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