Posts Tagged “veterans”

Send in the Civilians … The Marines need a little support

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Send in the Civilians … The Marines need a little support

Send in the Civilians … The Marines need a little support By Jerry Field For decades I’ve heard the phrase in time of war and peace, we need “toys for tots” “how about a Bike Parade” to raise money for follow Veterans or all branches of service. When there is a crisis, Military or civilian,…

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Benefits and services for Veterans and Military are readily available

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Benefits and services for Veterans and Military are readily available

Benefits and services for Veterans and Military are readily available By Jerry Field The Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs (IDVA) operates 49 offices in Illinois offering 27 services for Veterans including five Veteran programs in cooperation with the Secretary of State. All services are available online at www.illinois.gov/veterans. All public libraries in Illinois, Veterans Administration…

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Lyons Township Democrats salute all American Veterans on November 11

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Lyons Township Democrats salute all American Veterans on November 11

Lyons Township Democrats salute all American Veterans on November 11 On Veterans Day, put out your flags, cheer the marchers at parades, and go to tributes. But when you wake up the next day, Nov. 12, remember that it’s still Veterans Day for our veterans – and it will be every day of their lives….

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Ugliness in national politics won’t stop, especially against veterans

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Ugliness in national politics won’t stop, especially against veterans

Ugliness in national politics won’t stop, especially against veterans When President Trump says something negative about veterans or “Gold Star” families, he is crucified. But when the left says something negative about veterans, it’s considered an acceptable form of humor, a joke, and free speech. The disrespect of our veterans has intensified and become a…

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Orland Veterans host care package collection

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Orland Veterans host care package collection

Orland Vets host Care Package Collection Nov. 4 The Orland Park Veteran’s Commission hosted a “Care Package Collection” event for current U.S. Military Personnel. In addition to the Village of Orland Park Veterans Commission, the event was co-sponsored by Stone Church, Park View Christian Church, and Kruse’s Krew. Veteran’s Commission Director Tom Dubelbeis explained it…

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An Extended Veterans week comes to an end Sunday and Monday

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An Extended Veterans week comes to an end Sunday and Monday

An Extended Veterans week comes to an end Sunday and Monday By Jerry Field What started about two years ago has flourished into a 10 day celebration honoring Veterans. During an unofficial meeting with several City of Chicago, Cook County and State of Illinois Veterans, the participants noted the many excellent Veterans Day programs jammed into…

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Legion Park dedicated in Summit

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Legion Park dedicated in Summit

Legion Park dedicated in Summit Refurbished anti-tank gun, bricks honor veterans By Steve Metsch A stunning new tribute to our armed forces was dedicated Tuesday evening in Summit. Legion Park, at the corner of 61st Street and 73rd Avenue, with its refurbished anti-tank gun, flag pole, gazebo and walking paths, is a shining tribute to…

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Women and men Health Information available at VA Hospitals and Online

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Women and men Health Information available at VA Hospitals and Online

Women and men Health Information available at VA Hospitals and Online By Jerry Field It’s not a new service and offers a wealth of information on dozens of subjects. It’s been mostly in print and available at VA hospitals. The service is www.health.mil. Known as the official website of the Military Health Systems and Defense…

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Better Dental Plan Rests in Hands of Veterans

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Better Dental Plan Rests in Hands of Veterans

Better Dental Plan Rests in Hands of Veterans By Jerry Field The Veterans Administration Dental Plan for Veterans is far less comprehensive than other medical services offered by the VA. Preventive medical plans are excellent covering, hearing, vision and general health benefits. Support services are excellent. Dental Plan lags slightly behind, but that could be…

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Veterans Services to be offered in High Risk Communities in Chicago & Suburbs next year

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Veterans Services to be offered in High Risk Communities in Chicago & Suburbs next year

Veterans Services to be offered in High Risk Communities in Chicago & Suburbs next year By Dr. Jerry Field The first of a series of Veteran information sessions on benefits and services was held at the Harold Washington Library, on Columbus Day October 8 at 6 pm. The series is designed to bring Veterans information…

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Suburban Chicagoland launches new Veterans Info Section

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Suburban Chicagoland launches new Veterans Info Section

Suburban Chicagoland launches new Veterans Info Section By Dr. Jerry Field SuburbanChicagoland.com, the web site that services Chicago communities, will expand to cover Veteran news, benefit information, services and listing of events. The website will update weekly with contact information and events for Veterans and Military. Illinois has an unusual number of excellent Veterans units…

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The two faces of John McCain

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The two faces of John McCain

The two faces of John McCain The biased and racist news media has turned the late Senator John McCain into a modern day God, not because they loved him and really respected him but because of their shameless politics: they love that he as a senior Republican challenged and criticized President Donald Trump. McCain had…

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