50th Commemoration of the Vietnam War September 2017

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The Cook County Department of Veterans Affairs, Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA), Brookfield Zoo, and The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration will host The VIETNAM WAR 50TH COMMEMORATION ceremony on Thursday, September 7, 2017; and invites all eligible veterans to complete the enclosed application and return to Cook County Department of Veterans Affairs office no later than Friday, August 25, 2017. Continue reading

CVO: State legislation concerning dental care for vets

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The Coalition of Veterans Organizations is trying to get dental care for veterans, because relatively few are able to get this care through the VA. In other words, many veterans are not eligible for VA healthcare, but among those who are, only a fraction are eligible for dental care. Far too many veterans walk around with rotted teeth and other obvious signs of a lack of dental care. Continue reading

Taft High School of Chicago is in the planning stages for a Veterans memorial

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The Taft High School Local School Council at its March 14 (2017) meeting discussed the installation of a veterans memorial on school grounds and the possibility of a new indoor pool. Taft is seeking information about all Veterans who went to Taft. They are particularly interested in learning about former Taft students who gave their lives in service to our country. Continue reading

White Sox Military Appreciation Day September 10 2017‏

On Sunday, September 10th, the Chicago White Sox would like to invite out all past and present members of our military to the park. Specially priced tickets are available for all military personnel, veterans, their family, and friends. Seats start as low as $10 on the lower level! (service fees apply) Continue reading