It’s that time of year again!

Hines Employee Association, Social Work Service, and Volunteer Service together host Holiday Sharing.

Veterans are being identified by their social workers and we look to
HEA Members and Hospital Staff to “adopt” these people anonymously.

You will be given a veteran ID#, which includes male/female, age, and wish list. These identified people would benefit greatly from your generous spirit.

If you are interested in participating please send me an email and how many veterans you would like to “adopt”.

The list does contain entire families , including pets

VFW 'Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship' Program

VFW 'Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship' Program

VFW and Sport Clips Haircuts have again partnered to help our veterans and their families. The VFW "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship" program will provide service members and veterans with the financial assistance they need to help complete their educational goals without incurring excessive student loan debt. It's just another way to say "thank you" to those who deserve it the most!

Here are the details:
Scholarships up to $5,000 will be awarded to qualified applicants
Limited to one per family

URGENT - Veterans Needed for Wakes of Two Local Comrades

Good evening Post 5917:

Veterans are needed for two wake services taking place this week. Details are as follows:

SSgt. Bradley S. Melvin
Bolingbrook-McCauley Funeral Chapel & Crematorium
530 W. Boughton Rd
Monday, Nov. 18
Visitation from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Veterans should be there by 6:30 PM

Charles Willeford (Army Veteran)
Bolingbrook-McCauley Funeral Chapel & Crematorium
530 W. Boughton Rd
Tuesday, Nov. 19
Visitation from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Veterans should be there by 6:30 PM

VFW 'Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship' Program

VFW and Sport Clips Haircuts have again partnered to help our veterans and their families. The VFW "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship" program will provide service members and veterans with the financial assistance they need to help complete their educational goals without incurring excessive student loan debt. It's just another way to say "thank you" to those who deserve it the most!

Here are the details:
•Scholarships up to $5,000 will be awarded to qualified applicants
•Limited to one per family
•Applications for the 2014 Spring semester are currently being

Past Commander Post 5917 Col. Thomas A. Wolfe Passed Away

Col. Thomas A. Wolfe passed away suddenly this week. He was a member of Post 5917 and a Past Commander, as well as a Bolingbrook Police Lieutenant.

Visitation will be Sunday, November 10, 2013 from 3:00pm to 8:00pm at Bolingbrook-McCauley Funeral Home, 530 W. Boughton Rd., Bolingbrook, IL.

Funeral mass will be Monday, November 10, 2013 at 10:00am at Christ The Servant Catholic Church, 8700 Havens Dr., Woodridge, IL.

CHRISTMAS IS AROUND THE CORNER - COME TO THE PARTY

VFW Post 5917 and American Legion Post 1288 are again having a Christmas Party for Veterans and their families, and members of the community.

Mark your calender for Saturday, December 7, 2013.

December 7th is a special day in history, and we will be remembering Pearl Harbor during our Christmas celebration.

Attached is a flyer with all the details.

Be sure to call now and purchase your tickets. We have limited seating and the tickets will sell fast.

THE MOVING WALL is coming to Aurora, IL

Comrades forever ...

"The Moving Wall" is the half-size replica of the Washington, DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial and has been touring the country for almost thirty years. When John Devitt attended the 1982 dedication in Washington, he felt the positive power of "The Wall." He vowed to share that experience with those who did not have the opportunity to go to Washington.

REMINDER * * * FREE CRAFT KITS FOR VETERANS

* * * * * REMINDER * * * * *

Free craft kits are available to all Veterans at the VFW Post 5917 office every Wednesday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Leather craft kits... wallets, belts, mocassins, etc
Wood craft kits... birdhouses, pens, trays, etc
Bead craft kits... wall hangings
Dreamcatcher kits
Painting kits
Model kits... airplanes, cars

These are great hobbies for those lazy weekends, especially now that the weather is changing and we'll all be spending more time indoors.

Please take a look at the attached flyer, and come see Rose at the Community Center (Post's Office)

MARK YOUR CALENDERS! Christmas Party December 7, 2013

MARK YOUR CALENDERS!!!!

December 7, 2013 ~ Saturday

The Annual Christmas Party
presented by VFW Post 5917 and American Legion Post 1288.

This year's theme is Remember Pearl Harbor.

Tickets will be on sale in a few days.

More information to follow

4th Annual Veteran Benefits Event - September 28, 2013

4th Annual Veteran Benefits Event
September 28th
9am-10pm
Free Admission * No Parking Fee

In Partnership with Welcome Home All Veterans

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