Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Matthew Wojtaszek, 2014 All-American of the Year from the All-American Town of Niles

At Operation Ozarks, its 68th Annual Convention, the 82nd Airborne Division Association honored Niles Veteran Matthew Wojtaszek as its All American-of the Year. The conference was held August 20 to 23rd in Springfield, Missouri. Harold Schroeder, the National President, presented the award to Mr. Wojtaszek on August 23, 2014 at the National Airborne Day Banquet.

The following 2 pages from the convention booklet were devoted to Mr. Wojtaszek.

Mr. Wojtaszek' s interview for the Veterans History Project can be read 

The 82nd Airborne Division is known as "America's Guard of Honor."

Monday, October 6, 2014

Kosciuszko Squadron Program

will be presented by Professor James Pula on Sunday, November 9, at 2pm at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. 

The event is sponsored by the Polish Genealogical Society of America.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Women Heroes of World War II, a Niles Library program, October 8

The Chicago author, Kathryn Atwood, recounts feats of espionage by brave women from eight different countries who risked their lives to defeat Nazi tyranny on Wednesday, October 8, at 7pm at the Niles Public Library.

Rest in Peace Walter D. Tymczuk, World War II Army Veteran

and a participant in the Veterans History Project at the Niles Public Library passed away on September 6, 2014. Mr. Tymczuk  participated in the invasion of Normandy as a rifleman and the Battle of the Bulge.

Mr. Tymzuk is pictured with his wife Celine and his interview can be read on the library's web site.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Chicago's National Veterans Art Museum Holds Open House

The National Veterans Art Museum is located in Chicago's Portage Park neighborhood at "Six Corners," the intersection of Cicero Avenue, Milwaukee Avenue and Irving Park Road. 

National Veterans Art Museum
4041 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60641
312-326-0270 phone
312-326-9767 fax