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Veterans Day Celebration 11-11-11, Manuel Perez Jr. Memorial Plaza, 26th St. & Kolin Ave

Veterans Day Celebration 11-11-11, Manuel Perez Jr. Memorial Plaza, 26th St. & Kolin Ave

Photo: Manuel Perez Jr., Rodolfo “Rudy” Hernandez and Roy Benavidez

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Manuel Perez Jr. American Legion Post 1017 will be holding a Veteran’s Day ceremony on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 [11-11-11] starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Manuel Perez Jr. Memorial Plaza, 26th St. & Kolin Ave. in Little Village.

Post Commander, Joe Ramirez, is inviting all veterans and their families to the Perez Memorial Plaza to celebrate Veteran’s Day. “We are expecting a large crowd for this special Veteran’s Day falling on 11-11-11”, said Ramirez.

VETERANS have been working at the Memorial Plaza, giving the plaza a facelift with a newly painted mural, benches, wooden pillars, flags and tree trimmings. The new mural at the plaza has the images of three Congressional Medal of Honor recipients: Manuel Perez Jr., Rodolfo “Rudy” Hernandez and Roy Benavidez; each one is a hero.