From the Trib: Veterans Day events are being held throughout Lake County


Donations: Celebrate Veterans Day by donating care packages or certain items to the men and women who are currently serving for us from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at FitNation, 1655 Nations Drive. Enjoy fun patriotic crafts, write a letter or draw a picture to send over to our troops. Most common items in need include personal letters, Halloween candy, Beanie Babies/Trolls, knit/crochet scarves, and paracord bracelets. Light refreshments will be provided. Cost is $6. Children under age 3 and veterans with a valid ID, and individuals bringing in care package items are admitted free. Details, 847-623-7788.

Ceremony: American Legion Post 771 will celebrate Veterans Day jointly with the village of Gurnee at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the America Legion, 749 Milwaukee Ave. Special guest speaker is U.S. Air Force Veteran Terry Waddell-Moenter of Gurnee American Legion Post 771. Details, 847-244-9282.