Veterans for Unification Meeting August 3, 2019


Veterans for UnificationJoin Veterans For Unification at their next meeting on August 3, 2019. Veterans For Unification is an Organizational Member of the Coalition of Veterans Organizations.

Veterans for Unification
August Meeting

August 3, 2019

10 – 11:30 AM

Oak Park Public Library

Second Floor, Small Meeting Room
834 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL
(Click for directions)

Phone (708) 383-8200

1 block West of Oak Park Ave and about 3 blocks east of Harlem

Street & Indoor parking – WC Accessible – Public transportation: contact RTA


Linda Chapa LaVia
Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Dr. Mark Weiman D.M.D
A presentation about the dental bill H.R.96



Refreshments & Camaraderie

There will be refreshments available.

We look forward to seeing you.

Please arrive early.


For More Information Call: 847-827-0835

Veterans for Unification is a not for profit 501c (3) Organization. All Donations are tax deductible.

Dues are only $20 a year for a great cause: Please join us today.

This organization welcomes all veterans and those who support veterans.

Send your check or money order to:

Veterans for Unification
805 Lake Street #198
Oak Park IL 60301

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Memorial Day Dinner at McCormick and Schmick’s

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants To Offer Free Entrée To Active U.S. Military Members And Veterans On Memorial Day.

In recognition of Memorial Day, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants across the nation will thank active U.S. military members, members of the National Guard, and veterans for their dedication by offering a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée on Monday, May 27.

Reservations are highly encouraged as tables fill up quickly. Active military, National Guard members, and veterans can visit to find a location near them and to book their reservations.

Veterans Smile program

The Veterans Smile program provides FREE critical dental care for program eligible Veterans in need and which may not be covered by the VA. Please message us on this FB page or contact our VS Program Chairperson, Patricia DeVore via email at: for more information or to pre-screen for VS program eligibility. They served, they deserve!! The Veterans Smile program’s goal is to give Veterans something to SMILE about again!!

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CanTV Hotline – American Legion Harold Washington Post with Bruce Parry


This episode explores the work of the Coalition of Veterans Organizations (Feat. Bruce Parry). This program was recorded on April 8, 2019 at Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
The Harold Washington American Legion Post 1987 is a member organization of CVO and they’re doing a Veterans program on CAN-TV Channel 21 every Wednesday evening from 6 to 6:30 PM. It’s on Comcast, RCN, Wow and cable channel 99. You can watch it on your computer, live at Be sure to watch and call in with your questions about Veterans issues!

Past episodes of the Harold Washington Post videos can be found at this link:

Rochelle Crump and Larry Nazimek honored at Illinois Bicentennial Celebration

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.

Veterans Assistance Commission of Cook County awards luncheon, March 16, 2019 photos

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.

Chicago Wolves Salute To Military Families Night March 30, 2019

The Chicago Wolves are proud to host the fifth annual Salute to Military Families Night, presented by your Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Kia dealers, on Saturday, March 30, when the team hosts the Milwaukee Admirals at Allstate Arena. The Wolves will honor current and former servicemen and servicewomen and their families throughout the night in appreciation of their dedication to our country.

In addition, the Wolves are hosting a pregame Military Resource Fair event to showcase organizations and companies that provide support to veterans and their families. Veterans have the opportunity to receive information and ask direct questions about services and programs designed for them and their families — whether they are getting ready to be deployed or transitioning back to civilian life for the first time.

“Members of our military do their jobs with little or no fanfare and they perform tasks many of us can only imagine,” said Chicago Wolves president Mike Gordon. “We are thankful for the chance to offer them a way to connect with resources they may need and to share it with their families.”

Many of our partners have purchased tickets with plans to donate them as a way to express their thanks to our veterans and their families for their service. Please CLICK HERE to claim these tickets and register for the resource fair.

For Active, Reserve and Veteran Military Families Only – May be required to show military identification at Will Call.

To learn more about Salute to Military Families Night and the Military Resource Fair, to purchase tickets for yourself or to sponsor a veteran and his family, please email Tim Weaver at or call 1-800-THE-WOLVES.

Remember CVO on Giving Tuesday

givingtuedayPlease remember to give a little to CVO to help us carry out our mission of advocating and educating. We advocate for veterans and their families; we educate veterans, their families and the public about issues of importance to veterans.

Our work on the Crisis Hot Line, for Dental Care for all veterans, and against the privatization of our Veterans Administration health care have put us in the forefront of the veterans movement in Chicago.

Please help us out and give generously by donating by clicking on the donate button below!
Thank you.