Veteran's Day

Fermi Lab Internship Gives Veterans A Hand Up

On the surface, it may seem a little strange for a high level research center to turn to the veteran community as a resource for new workers. For the Batavia based Fermi Lab, it’s been a perfect match. First Light host Brian O’Keefe talked with a couple of the veterans involved in the Vet-Tech Internship program

US Navy veteran Frederick Davis went from maintaining diesel engines on a ship to working on particle accelerator components at Fermi thanks to a internship program

US Navy veteran Frederick Davis went from maintaining diesel engines on a ship to working on particle accelerator components at Fermi thanks to a internship program

Navy veteran Frederick Davis is working on a mechanical engineering degree and getting real world experience at Fermi Lab thanks to the Vet-Tech Internship program

Navy veteran Frederick Davis is working on a mechanical engineering degree and getting real world experience at Fermi Lab thanks to the Vet-Tech Internship program

Symbol of Civic Pride Takes On A New Role

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At nearly 55 years old, an Aurora resident is being pressed into service on this veteran’s day. Andy Aurora traded his signature look for camouflaged fatigues. First Light host Brian O’Keefe talked to the people who drafted him into service

Aurora Andy patches are available for veterans at the Aurora Historical Society gift shop

Aurora Andy patches are available for veterans at the Aurora Historical Society gift shop

You don’t have to be a veteran to show your civic pride with Aurora Andy

You don’t have to be a veteran to show your civic pride with Aurora Andy

COD Celebrates Veterans With Annual Read-In

College of DuPage student and veteran Rich Ryan recounted his memory of service during the 2017 Veterans Day Read-In

College of DuPage student and veteran Rich Ryan recounted his memory of service during the 2017 Veterans Day Read-In

Next Sunday, the nation will remember and honor those who have served; and a week from tomorrow College of DuPage will host what has become a Veteran’s Day tradition. The Veterans Day Read-In invites students, faculty, staff, and community members to read from letters, poems and books that celebrate service. First Light host Brian O’Keefe talked with COD English Professor Bob Hazard. Hazard is one of the coordinators of the Veteran’s Day Read-In.

Members of the College of DuPage community listened to readers during the 2017 Veterans Day Read-In

Members of the College of DuPage community listened to readers during the 2017 Veterans Day Read-In