Wednesday, June 23, 2010

New and Improved National Resource Directory

has been unveiled by the US Departments of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs. The site was created for Wounded Warriors, Veterans and their families and caregivers.

The site's Homeless Assistance section has expanded.

This bulletin was proveded by Niels Larsen, a participant in the Veterans History Project at the Niles Library.

2010 Military Handbooks Just Released

At 9 helpful 2010 titles are now available: Getting Uncle Sam to Pay for Your College Degree, U.S. Military Retired Handbook, Military Children's Scholarship Handbook, Base Installation Directory, Guard and Reserve Military Handbook, Veterans Healthcare Benefits Handbook, Benefits for Veterans and Dependents and U.S. Military Handbook.
All of the handbooks are free to view and download.
This bulletin was provide by Niels Larsen, a Veterans History Project participant.

"Military Handbooks was launched with one simple goal – to give the Military community the very best information available about pay, benefits, retirement planning, education benefits, and career decisions."

Monday, June 21, 2010

Niles Trustee Louella Preston Speaks at 2010 Niles Memorial Day Observance

Ms. Preston's touching remarks included an excerpt from a poem linking Flanders Fields and Arlington Cemetery. Fire Chief Mueller and VFW Commander Kozak can be seen to her right

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Niles May 31, 2010 Memorial Day Observance

Fire Chief Barry Mueller delivers his remarks while Police Chief Dean Strzelecki holds the umbrella. Village Trustee Louella Preston can be seen with her colored umbrella. Between the umbrellas from left to right can be seen VFW members Commander James Kozak, Gene Corr and Bette Horstmann.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Annual Memorial Day VFW Post Niles 7712 Honor Guard Prepares

VHP participant and former 82nd Airborne paratrooper, Matthew Wojtaszek, stands 2nd from left while color guard leader, Angelo Troiani, stands 5th from the left.