Friday, October 28, 2011

Honor Flight Chicago Display

The west display case at the Niles Public Library salutes the Honor Flight Chicago Program. The poster on display welcomed home World War II veteran, Chuck Jacobs, who is also a Niles resident and library employee. Library employee Adrienne Szulczynski served as captain of the library team which met Chuck at Midway Airport upon his return on Wednesday evening, August 10, 2011. Adrienne, who crafted the terrific poster on her own time, is also a Navy veteran. Chuck was the first veteran to be interviewed for the Veterans History Project at the library.

The National AMVETS Silver Helmet is also on display. This "Oscar" of awards to veteran organizations was won by Chicago AMVETS Post #18 for their significant donations to such programs as the Honor Flight. The display of the helmet was made possible by Post Officers William J. Haiman and Richard Hyland.

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