News about veterans
Area veterans can learn more about military health care benefits and Medicare at an upcoming free seminar in DeKalb Tuesday.
Features of VetFest 2023 include a bearcat pull (sign up on site), axe throwing (must be 10 and older). bags tournament, raffle baskets, face painting, bounce house, Mission BBQ food truck, resources for veterans and live music by Ukulele Moonshiners.
Patrons of the Princeton Culver’s, located at 224 Ace Road, can donate to the Princeton Veterans Group while they dine from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3.
The event will be open to the public from noon to 1:30 p.m., with special access from 11 a.m. to noon for veterans and individuals with disabilities, at 902 712 Fourth Ave., Rock Falls.
Over 100 volunteers came out to help beautify by planting trees, flowers and clearing out brush.
The ceremony will be just west of the Veterans Memorial Park in Grove Hill Cemetery.
Jim Teiber is leading a team of volunteer arborists and landscapers to do a clean up of Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery as part of the national Saluting Branches program.
Lovell Federal Health Care Center will hold an in-person patient town hall at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at McHenry County College.
Michael Tellerino of Plainfield, a U.S. Army veteran and founder of the Forgotten Warrior Memorial, as well as the nonprofit K9s for Veterans, is dedicated to providing resources for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and the families of veterans with PTSD.
Memorial services took place across the Illinois Valley Monday as Veterans held a 9/11 service at Veterans Park in Ladd and Waltham Grade School in Utica placed 2,977 American flags outside the school to honor the lives lost that day. More services are scheduled throughout the day.
The Will County State’s Attorney’s Office announces that 25 people graduated from the Will County problem solving courts in a ceremony at the Jacob Henry Mansion in Joliet on Sept. 7.
The memorial humanizes the conflict. It’s a stark reminder that war and death are blood brothers and the families and communities are the ones who suffer.
Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall set up at RB&W District in Rock Falls through the weekend.
19 unclaimed veterans await burial and honors Wednesday at Elwood cemetery.
The the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall arrived in Peru Thursday and remained through Sunday. Veterans reflected on the war and their service in the U.S. Armed Forces Saturday.