Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Illlinois AMVETS Plaza Site Continues in Des Plaines

Donations of household goods can be made from 9am to 4pm at Oakton and Lee in the West Side of K-Mart Parking Lot. Pickups may be scheduled by calling 708-388-7800.

Source: Illinois AMVETS, September 2016


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Evanston Vet Center Outreach Information Table at the Library

On the 2nd Tuesday of each month,
James S. Harkins, CPO USN (RET)
Military/Veteran Outreach Specialist
mans a veterans resource table in the Commons Area of the Niles Public Library. Mr. Harkins is coordinating the upcoming Saturday morning event on October 22nd  when a Veterans Resource Fair showcasing  guest provider and support organizations will be held at the Niles library. The morning's agenda will feature a recognition ceremony for Vietnam veterans in attendance.The Evanston Vet Center is located at 1901 Howard, Evanston, telephone  847-332-1019 or 847-332-101.
For assistance after hours, weekends, and holidays call: 1-877-WAR-VETS (1-877-927-8387)

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

"Weight of Sacrifice" the new World War One Memorial Project

is being designed by Chicagoan Joseph Weishaar and sculptor Sabin Howard as they work toward its formal dedication in Pershing Park, Washington D. C. on Veteran's Day 2018. The $40 million memorial will add a free-standing sculpture and bas relief sculpture to tell the story of all who contributed to the war. Further information can be found at the World War One Memorial Commission website.

Chicago's Pritzker Military Museum and Library is a founding sponsor of the memorial and will match any individual's donation as detailed at www.TheirOwnMemorial.org.

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Niles Library Adds new database with militiary records

Fold3 is available to Niles Public Library Card holders accessing the library's online  resources from home. 
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This Ancestry product allows remote access to  US and international military and US immigration records as well as the Chicago City Directories and other non-military records such as the 1860 and 1930 US Census, and the Brady Civil War Photos. The most popular collections are:

And why the name Fold3?
"Traditionally, the third fold in some flag-folding ceremonies honors and remembers veterans for their sacrifice in defending their country and promoting peace in the world."