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Veterans Day 2019 Coffee, Donuts & Book Signing

November 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Join the Aurora Historical Society as we pay tribute to our Veterans.  While the parade has been canceled due to the inclement weather that is expected, please join us after the Veterans Day ceremony at City Hall for coffee, donuts, and the book signing.

Author Brent Peterson with his book, Once Upon a Lifetime

Author and Aurora native Brent Peterson will greet the public and sign copies of his book, Once Upon A Lifetime, The Epic True Story of Corporal William Wesley Bennett, USMC,  on November 11, 2019 at the Aurora Historical Society gift shop at the Pierce Art and History Center, 20 E. Downer Pl., 60505.

The event will take place immediately following the Veterans Day ceremony held at City Hall.

The city and historical society will be serving coffee and donuts at the Pierce Center from 9am.

Copies of the book, which has been praised as one of the most detailed accounts of Marine action ever written, are available online at or at the gift shop.  Shop hours are Wednesdays-Saturdays, Noon-4pm.   The shop will also be open Veterans Day from  9am-1pm.  Cost is $18 plus tax, with a 10% discount to historical society members.


November 11, 2019
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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David L. Pierce Art & History Center
20 East Downer Place
Aurora, IL 60505 United States