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.

ELIGIBILITY: Living United States veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the Vietnam War period of November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of location, are eligible to receive one Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin. The Lapel Pin, its shortened moniker, is used to help listeners and/or readers understand the weight of importance and symbolism represented in each element of this “lasting memento of the nation’s gratitude” presented to all Vietnam veterans.

The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration

50th Commemoration of the Vietnam War

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Application is due to Cook County Department of Veterans Affairs by

August 25, 2017 11:00 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.

http://www.vietnamwar50th.com/

Brookfield Zoo in the Swan Pavilion

The Pavilions at Brookfield Zoo are located near the North Gate entrance

8400 31st Street (1st Avenue & 31st Street) | Brookfield, Illinois 60513

 

The Cook County Department of Veterans Affairs requests the honor of all veterans’ who served during the Vietnam War (from 11/1/1955 through 5/15/1975) participation at The 50TH COMMEMORATION OF THE VIETNAM WAR ceremony, which will be held at Brookfield Zoos’ Swan Pavilion. The Vietnam War 50th Commemoration ceremony will take place on Thursday, September 7, beginning at 11:00 A.M. until 1:30 P.M. The purpose of this program is to recognize, thank and honor United States military veterans who served during the Vietnam War. Vietnam Veterans participating in the 50th Commemoration ceremony will be recognized with one Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin, Presidential Proclamation (2012), Certificate of Appreciation, and Resolution from the Cook County Board of Commissioners. Any Vietnam Era veterans interested in participating must submit the attached application. The commemoration aims to thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, including personnel who were held as prisoners of war (POW), or listed as missing in action (MIA), for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States and to thank and honor the families of these veterans.

Disabled Veterans Homeowner Exemption Seminar

Commissioner Jeffrey Tobolski in partnership with the Cook County Department of Veteran Affairs and the Cook County Assessor’s Office will be hosting a seminar to assist veterans with the Disabled Veterans Exemption application process. Applications will be available from the Assessor’s Office beginning January 27th on the Cook County Assessor’s website (www.cookcountyassessor.com) or by mail.
Disabled Veterans Homeowner Exemption Seminar

The Assessor’s Office and the Cook County Department of Veterans Affairs
(www.cookcountyil.gov/veterans-affairs or 312-603-6423) will hold three seminars in February:

  • February 8th – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at McCook Athletic & Exposition-Pub at the MAX, 4720 S. Vernon Ave., McCook IL (East side of the building). http://www.max-mccook.com/ (708) 485-1555
  • February 16th – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Evanston Vet Center, 1901 Howard St., Evanston, IL. http://www.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?ID=5048 (847) 332-1019
  • February 22nd, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 Ravinia Ave., Orland Park, IL;

Veterans MUST bring a copy of their letter from the VA (Veterans Administration) that shows the veterans disability rating to qualify for their exemption.

Commissioner Tobolski will be providing the veteran attendees with coffee and a light buffet. If you have any questions regarding this seminar, please do not hesitate to contact Heather Shore at the Commissioner’s District office at (708) 352-2301 or the CCDVA at (312) 603-6423.

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