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Wade J. Krohn, a 93-year-old World War II veteran, applauds other veterans during the Veterans Day ceremony held Sunday, Nov. 10, at Konow’s Corn Maze in Homer Glen. Mary Compton/22nd Century Media
Mary Compton, Freelance Reporter
1:18 pm CST November 12, 2019

As the Will County Sheriff’s Office color guard walked down the middle aisle of a tent at Konow’s Corn Maze in Homer Glen, 93-year-old Wade J. Krohn, of New Lenox, stood up and saluted. 

The World War II veteran was not going to miss this day. 

“So many served in WWII and never came back,” Krohn said. “I had several friends that never came home. It’s hard to explain.”