A year ago, actor Alex Nee was a student at Northwestern who had tickets to see the Chicago premiere of the Broadway musical tribute to the music of the band Green Day.
Jayden Chrzanowski and Shyanne Spangler, both 4, run among the headstones where Jayden's father is buried at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill.
Linda Chrzanowski, right, and her daughter Stephanie Cox, left, visit John Chrzanowski's grave site at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill.
Indiana Patriot Guard Riders and friends salute during the July 14, 2011, funeral service for Army Spc. John Chrzanowski at Bocken Funeral Home in Hammond.
Army Spc. John Chrzanowski's ex-wife, Jodi Triezenberg, left, and his aunt Gloria Schmittle grieve during his visitation July 13, 2011, at Bocken Funeral Home in Hammond. Chrzanowski committed suicide at his Hammond home after returning from combat duty in Iraq.
Army Spc. John Chrzanowski's mother, Linda Chrzanowski, center, along with his sister, Stephanie Cox, left, and his son, Jayden Chrzanowski, 4, receive the burial flag July 14, 2011, at John Chrzanowski's funeral at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill.
Linda Chrzanowski stands in her son's old room, where he committed suicide, at their home in Hammond. For months she could not bring herself to open the door to his room and just recently has been able to spend small amounts of time in the room. Most of his belongings have not been moved.
Army Spc. John Chrzanowski is shown with his newborn son, Jayden Chrzanowski, who is now 4 years old.
During a memorial for John Chrzanowski, Linda Chrzanowski made a book for her grandson Jayden so that friends and relatives could write their memories about Jayden's father.
Linda Chrzanowski, far right, says goodbye to grandson Jayden Chrzanowski, 4, and his mother, Jodi Triezenberg, at Linda's home in Hammond. Jayden was moving to Texas with his mother. Jayden is Linda's most direct connection to her son and she had a difficult time with Jayden leaving. Linda'…
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