Sunday, November 11, 2012
The 11th day of the 11th month, at 11 a.m., is the time set for Veterans Day ceremonies across the nation – commemorating Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5819 invites Lemont-area residents to attend a ceremony Sunday to commemorate Veterans Day. The VFW will honor the nation's military men and women beginning at 11 a.m. at the Lemont War Memorial in the 200 block of Main Street. Local businesses are also participating in "Values for Veterans," a program offering dining and shopping discounts as a tribute to local veterans and those currently enlisted in the military. Service members and veterans are asked to present their military IDs to enjoy these specials and discounts. Click here for more information and a list of participating businesses. According to the U.S. Census Bureau: Veteran’s Day originated as “Armistice Day ” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Mindflow Café, Hope and Friendship Foundation collecting cards, letters, poems and pictures to send to veterans and troops overseas.
Mindflow Café and the Hope and Friendship Foundation are encouraging local children and adults to show their appreciation for veterans and active-duty military personnel by writing letters or poems, drawing pictures or signing cards to be delivered to Hines VA Hospital and troops overseas. Correspondence may be dropped off at Mindflow Café at 206 Main St. in downtown Lemont through Friday during business hours, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. In conjunction with the Values for Veterans promotion organized by the Hope and Friendship Foundation, Mindflow Café is offering a free lunch for veterans and active military members who stop by in their uniform or colors this week – and those who present military IDs will receive 20 percent off their bills. On Friday…
Friday, October 12, 2012
Terri O’Neill-Borders of Help and Friendship Foundation is asking local businesses to thank veterans for their sacrifices by providing discounts, specials or free items Nov. 9-11.
Friday, October 12, 2012
There is rare a sacrifice as great as that to risk one’s life for another. I feel strongly that we, as a country, have not done enough to show appreciation and gratitude to our servicemen and women- past and present - for the sacrifice that they have and are making. The commitment, the training, to be uprooted from one’s family and home, for some to be placed far from home in hostile territory on edge day after day with the goal of protecting their country and those that reside in it as their motivation and comfort. I befriended a man who served in the Navy during Viet Nam. He came home in 1969 and after a battle to prove first that he was “alive” contrary to what the “records” showed, and then verify that he was involved in combat (…