Chicago Memorial Day Parade 2017 Photos

Members of The Coalition of Veterans Organizations at the Chicago Memorial Day Parade, May 27, 2017.

CVO Starts Go Fund Me Campaign

The Coalition of Veterans Organizations (CVO) has started its Go Fund Me Campaign to raise $3000 to help:

  • CVO outreach to and mobilize more veterans and veterans’ organizations through mailings and brochures.
  • Continue the CVO struggle against veteran suicide. CVO has been instrumental in improving the Veterans Affairs (VA) Crisis Hotline.
  • Expand the CVO Veterans Program of full funding of all VA health care for all veterans – male and female. No co-pays and no privatization of the VA.
  • Expand the CVO programs to end veteran homelessness and to put a stop the violence that plagues our communities.

Please support the campaign by going to this link: and making a donation. Then forward the link to ALL your contacts to help CVO reach its goal!

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Thank you!

Next CVO Meeting May 17, 2017

The next meeting of CVO will be this Wednesday, May 17th, at 7 PM in the 2nd Floor Conference Room at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center (820 S Damen in Chicago).

The Veterans Against Violence Committee will meet just before our CVO meeting, at 6 PM, in the same room. If you want to participate in Veterans Against Violence – end the violence in our communities – show up for this meeting!

The key presentation at the CVO meeting will be by Mark Wyman, who will be discussing expanded health care for veterans. Mark is running for Congress and is a West Point Grad and veteran.

We will also be discussing dental care for veterans.

Other agenda items include the elections to the CVO Executive Committee, the GoFunMe Fundraiser, the fight against veteran homelessness and the fight to stop VA privatization.

As usual, light refreshments will be served.

Parking will be validated.

See you there!

Lipinski Invites Third District Residents to Upcoming Town Hall Meeting Tuesday, May 9th,6-8 p.m.

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, May 9th, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Kennedy High School Auditorium, located at the corner of 56th Street and Narragansett Avenue in Chicago.  Staff from the Congressman’s office will be available beginning at 5 p.m. to provide assistance with Medicare, Social Security, veterans’ benefits, and other federal matters.

During the meeting, area residents will be able to hear from Rep. Lipinski about his work on their behalf at home and in Washington, as well as ask questions about federal issues.

“I encourage all residents of the Third District to come to my upcoming Town Hall Meeting,” said Rep. Lipinski.  “As your representative, I continue to strive to improve the quality of life in the communities I serve.  I look forward to seeing you at this meeting.”

If you are unable to attend the meeting, Lipinski’s constituent offices in Chicago, Oak Lawn, Lockport, and Orland Park are open year round to meet your needs.  If you have any questions, please call 773-948-6223.

These Boots Still March Motorcycle / Walk-A-Thon

These Boots Still March” Motorcycle / Walk-A-Thon inaugural event scheduled for kick-off right from San Francisco, California, on April 24, 2017.  The name was chosen to show support of Veterans who are victims of homelessness, who suffer from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), and other challenges.  We will cross the finish line at The Smith Residences Veterans Village in Ford Heights, Illinois, on Saturday, May 13, 2017! Proceeds raised will support the redevelopment project at the Veterans Village’s gated community of 96 town homes for Veterans and their families. For more details about registration, volunteering and ways you can support this cause, go to

Chicago White Sox Independence Day Celebration



The Chicago White Sox invite you to celebrate Independence Day at Guaranteed Rate Field! On this special day we are offering specially priced tickets to all military personnel, veterans, their family, and friends!

Game time is at 1:10 p.m.; to participate in the parade please be at the Gate 1 area no later than 12:15 p.m.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR PARADE PASSES: Parade passes will automatically be added to your order once you enter the promotional code. There is no additional charge for the parade. Parade tickets are limited to the first 1,800 people, and is weather permitting.

Please note that orders will NOT be redeemed at the Guaranteed Rate Field ticket windows or the White Sox administrative offices.

How to Order Your Tickets

  1. Click on the Buy Now or T button for the game you’d like.
  2. Enter the code IND in the “Promotions and Special Offers” box and hit Enter.
  3. When prompted, select “Show Offer on Map” to see available seats.
  4. Use the Interactive Seat Map to see the available highlighted sections and select one.
  5. Choose your desired seats.
  6. Complete purchase.

Games and Pricing

Section Price
Lower Box $25.00
Outfield Reserved $10.00
Bleachers $10.00
Upper Box $5.00

*Please note that some options are not available with this special offer.

Purchase Tickets Here