ABC7 broadcast of the 2014 Memorial Day Parade

Watch Coalition of Veterans Organizations march in the 2014 Chicago Memorial Day Parade on May 24.  ABC 7 Chicago salutes the nation’s veterans with the broadcast of Chicago’s Memorial Day Parade, one of the largest annual Memorial Day Parades in the country.

Watch The entire Broadcast from ABC 7 Chicago below or at http://abc7chicago.com/society/abc7-broadcast-of-the-memorial-day-parade/75017/

CVO Needs Some Vounteers May 30 2014

Veterans Art Museum Event May 2014

CVO is participating in the night to honor those who served at the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum. We need at least two volunteers to attend the event this coming Friday from 6 to 10 PM. CVO will provide the table and materials for the volunteers. Please email me or call me (773-320-1859) and let me know if you can represent CVO at this event.  More information about the event here.

Bruce E. Parry
CVO Chair

CVO Awards Luncheon 2014 Photos

On May 17, 2014, The Coalition of Veterans Organizations held their Annual Fundraiser and Awards Luncheon at the Japan Hibachi Grill, Burbank, Illinois.

Awards were presented to:

Rochelle Crump (CVO Executive Board Member 2006-14) receives award from Bruce Parry (CVO Chair)

Rochelle Crump (CVO Executive Board Member 2006-14) receives award from Bruce Parry (CVO Chair)

Rochelle Crump, recognized for her outstanding works for being a founder of CVO, and serving on its executive committee from 2006-2014, leading in every aspect of CVO work.

Her guidance, dedication and service helped make CVO the organization it is today.

 

 

Bruce Parry (CVO Chair) presenting award to David Rogers

Bruce Parry (CVO Chair) presenting award to David Rogers

David Rogers, was recognized for his outstanding works including being a founder of CVO, serving on its executive committee since 2006 and leading CVO, particularly in working to end homelessness. His dedication and service helped make CVO the Organization it is today.

 

 

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Bruce Parry, CVO Chair, presents the Certificate of Appreciation to Joe Bazil. Joe was unable to attend the awards luncheon at which it was awarded.

Joseph Bazil, was recognized for his outstanding work on behalf of CVO and Veterans for making resources and facilities available to veterans. For fostering veteran cooperation, employment and networking, and for generally being most helpful to all veterans and veterans organizations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bruce Parry (CVO Chair) presents award to Joe Kerwer (CVO Webmaster)

Bruce Parry (CVO Chair) presents award to Joe Kerwer (CVO Webmaster)

Joe Kerwer, was recognized for his work as the CVO webmaster, designing and maintaining CVO’s website, email, twitter, and facebook page. He has also been the CVO graphic designer and photographer. His dedication and service have created the CVO presence in cyberspace.

Memorial Day Parade 2014

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We hope to see everyone at the Memorial Day Parade on Saturday, May 24th. We are Number 19, which means we will DEFINITELY be on TV this year!

Meet up at 11 AM on Wacker Drive between State and Wabash. Again, we are No. 19. Look for us, our signs and our vehicles there. View Map

Everyone is invited! Bring family and friends. You can walk or ride. The Parade is lots of fun and should be over by 2 PM or so. Be on time, we’ll be kicking off early this year due to our low number!

Come out and have fun!!!


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Memorial Day Ceremonies May 26, 2014

MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY
EVERGREEN CEMETERY

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Monday, May 26, 2014
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Patriotic Music & Tributes to Honor All Military Veterans
Guest Speaker:
Col Damon T. Arnold, M.D., M.P.H., CMT (Ret.)
3401 WEST 87TH STREET
EVERGREEN PARK, IL
In cooperation with
The National Women Veterans United


Memorial Day Ceremony
OAK WOODS CEMETERY

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1035 East 67th Street Chicago, IL
Monday, May 26, 2014
10:45 a.m. — 12:30 P.M.
Featured Speaker:
Jim Rose, ABC 7 Sports Anchor
Veteran’s Parade led by the Buffalo Troopers MC & the American Legion Harold Washington Post 1987; wreath laying to honor All Military Veterans and Former Mayor Harold Washington. Patriotic Tributes and more….
IN COOPERATION WITH THE NATIONAL WOMEN VETERANS UNITED


MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY
Oakland Memory Lanes Cemetery

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15200 Lincoln Avenue
Dolton, IL
Public Ceremony Honoring Military Veterans
Monday, May 26, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Featured Speaker: LTC Arthurine Jones
308th Civil Affairs Brigade , USAR
Musical Performances and More……
In Cooperation with the National Women Veterans United