Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Vietnam Recognition and Commemoration Ceremony

Vietnam veteran and Marine, Gene Spanos, receives the commemorative medal  presented by American Legion 9th District Commander Robert J. Fuggitti to the Vietnam veterans present in the Large Meeting Room of the Niles Public Library.

  Morton Grove Community Church co-pastor, Bunny Hughes, delivered the benediction while veteran and Village Manager Steve Vinezeano represented the Village of Niles.  James Harkins of the Evanston Vet Center served as the master of ceremonies.
Below is a photo of the medal in the upper right corner of the page bearing the
 Presidential Proclamation.
During the Vietnam period of 1 November 1955 to May, 1975, 7.2 million Americans served in the Armed Forces and 58,253 veterans lost their lives.

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