Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Local veterans were joined by Congressman Dan Lipinski, Mayor Brian Reaves and Lemont police officers Monday as they paid tribute to fallen soldiers.
Several dozen Lemont residents joined the Veterans of Foreign War Post 5819 at the Main Street War Memorial on Monday for the village's annual Memorial Day service. The ceremony was attended by Congressman Dan Lipinski (D-3), Lemont Mayor Brian Reaves, members of the Lemont Police Department and several local veterans. Prior to the service on Main Street, a group from the Lemont VFW visited each of the village's cemetaries, performing a 21-gun salute in honor of the military men and women who have sacrificed their lives to keep the country safe. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Like what you see? Sign up for our daily email newsletter. Like us on Facebook for a slightly different take.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5819 will visit local cemeteries and hold a brief ceremony Monday morning to honor military men and women.
Lemont residents are invited to attend a cemetary tour and brief ceremony Monday morning to commemorate Memorial Day with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5819. The VFW will honor the nation's military men and women beginning at 8:30 a.m. with visits to local cemeteries. The bus will leave from the post, 15780 New Ave. Cemeteries to be visited include St. Alphonsus, St. Patrick and St. Matthew, among others. The tour will conclude with a wreath-laying ceremony and 21-gun salute around 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. at the Lemont War Memorial in the 200 block of Main Street. Residents are invited to attend the bus tour, ceremony or both. Memorial Day Closings Village Hall will be closed Monday for the Memorial Day holiday. The Lemont Public Library…
Thursday, September 8, 2011
The group mails 20 to 25 boxes overseas each month.
Earlier this summer, 24 boxes of snacks and toiletries were sent to soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan by the Ladies Auxiliary of Lemont Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5819. Diane Krisciunas, president of the group, said 20 to 25 boxes are mailed each month. The soldiers, including two females, are from Lemont or have family members who live in Lemont. “We try to keep it local,” Krisciunas said. The VFW post pays for postage, nearly $12 each for a large box. Soldiers have come back or written letters to say how grateful they are, Krisciunas said. “We don’t know how much it means to them. It’s heartwarming,” she said. Particularly popular are hand sanitizers and baby wipes because “it’s a really dirty place to be,” Krisciunas said. Bill Ward…