A Veteran’s Day tribute includes a performance by Roger Kotecki titled, “Songs of World War I” at 1 p.m. Sunday, November 11, at the Oak Park Arms retirement community, 408 S. Oak Park Ave. It is free and open to the public.
A resident of Oak Park, Kotecki is a vocalist, guitarist and pianist focusing on music from the 1860s to the 1970s. He will present songs of anticipation, longing and entertainment. In addition, he will relate some of the history of the music.
Music has always been part of Kotecki’s life. He began as a student of classical piano, and his musical background has since expanded to include rock bands and experience as a church keyboardist.
In 1919 President Woodrow Wilson declared Nov. 11th as Armistice Day in order to honor the soldiers of World War I which at the time, people believed it was the last war. As more wars occurred, however, the name was changed to Veteran’s Day so all veterans would be included.
The Oak Park Arms is a rental retirement community which provides independent and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Furnished apartments are also available for a short-term stay – a weekend, a week, a month or longer.
Again, the event is free and open to the public. For more information call 708-386-4040.