On Dec. 3, 2018, Illinois celebrated its bicentennial at Navy Pier’s Grand Ballroom. This gala focused on Illinois’s history and culture, with segments devoted to our veterans, sports teams and athletes, musicians, entertainers, and other notables.
For the segment on veterans, 200 Illinois Veterans were honored under the “Honor 200” project. The IDVA had selected 200 veterans for this honor. Rochelle Crump and Larry Nazimek were among those honored. This tribute was narrated by actor and veteran Joe Mantegna.
A reception was held just prior to the gala. It was a tremendous honor to have been among such distinguished honorees as Medal of Honor recipient Allen Lynch, Air Force pilot and POW Gen. John Borling, Gen. David Harris, and former Alderman James Balcer, just to name a few.
CVO meeting minutes for February 20, 2019 at Jesse Brown VA.
Veterans Assistance Commission of Cook County 44th Annual Beef and Cabbage Awards Luncheon on March 16, 2019, at the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Chicago, Illinois.
Congratulations to Dr. Willie Mack (CVO Chair) and Dr. Mark Weiman, who were awarded the Veterans Assistance Commission of Cook County Jim Proffitt Volunteer Award for 2019 in recognition of continued support of Veterans and Veteran Affairs.
The next meeting of CVO will be held on this Wednesday, March 20th, at 7 PM in the 2nd Floor Conference Room of the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, 820 S Damen in Chicago.
There will be a presentation by Quincy McCall (Whitehead), Director of the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Be sure to come out and hear this important presentation!
Also on the agenda will be Nominations for the Executive Committee of CVO. All nominations will be made at this meeting. Elections to the Executive Committee will be held at the April meeting (Wednesday, April 17th).
Come early to enjoy refreshments before the meeting. Validate your garage parking when you arrive at the front desk.
The Executive Committee will meet at 6 PM on Wednesday, March 20th before the regular membership meeting to discuss nominations. Please show up early to make sure we can conduct our business in a timely manner.
See you there!