Photo by Ted Lutz
Coleen Lundeen of Wetmore Township holds a case containing a special American flag that has flown over the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) headquarters in Afghanistan. Lt. Col. Michael Johnston of Kane, now serving in Afghanistan, recently presented the flag to Lundeen to acknowledge her work in organizing the annual Veterans Day program at the First United Methodist Church in Kane.
For several years, Coleen Lundeen of Wetmore Township has organized a special Veterans Day program at the First United Methodist Church in Kane.
As the director of the Childrenâ€™s Choir at the church, Lundeen started the program to give the children an opportunity to sing patriotic songs.
The program has grown to become one of the areaâ€™s most popular Veterans Day events. More than 400 attend the annual eventâ€”always on the second Sunday of November, which is on or near Veterans Day.