Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Youth Writing Competitions, 2016

Patriot’s Pen / Voice of Democracy

It’s the time of year again for two of our favorite youth writing competitions, Patriot’s Pen and Voice of Democracy, geared to showcase the patriotism of today’s students!

Patriot’s Pen, Grades 6 - 8
Theme: The America I Believe In

    300 to 400 word original essay
    VFW Patriot’s Pen Page

Voice of Democracy, Grades 9 - 12
Theme: My Responsibility to America

    Original essay and audio recording of essay on CD (3 to 5 minutes long)
    VFW Voice of Democracy Page

More information can be found through the links to the VFW National Website Pages or on the application form, downloadable on the VFW sites as well as under this site’s Popular Pages. Entrants are eligible for cash prizes. All entries and applications must be turned in to your local VFW Auxiliary (Patriot’s Pen) or VFW Post (Voice of Democracy) by the deadline NOVEMBER 1.

Each year we are amazed at the insight of our youth through their inspired entries. We look forward to see what students will express this year!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Fundraiser Dance - July 16, 2016

Kick up your heels and join Lockport VFW Post 5788 for another night of fun and music, with musical guest Strait Southern!

$5 covers your entrance fee plus one free draft/soda. Food will be available for purchase. Proceeds will go to programs that support our veterans. There will also be great raffle baskets and 50/50 raffles!

Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016
Time: 8:00 pm – Midnight
Place: VFW Post 5788, 1026 East 9th St., Lockport, IL 60441

Doors open at 7 pm.

Any questions? Please call the Post at 815-838-1066.

We hope to see you there!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Memorial Day Observance, Crest Hill, 2016

Please join the City of Crest Hill Veterans / Police Memorial Committee in their annual Memorial Day Observance, honoring Veterans and Police Officers who have given their lives to ensure freedom. The Observance will be held Monday, May 30, 2016, at the Crest Hill Veterans Memorial Garden, 1610 Plainfield Road, Crest Hill, Illinois, at 2:00 p.m.

The guest speaker at the Observance will be Mr. Scott E. Pointon, Veteran U.S. Marine Corps. Music will be provided by soloist Anna Mae Lukancic and the Frankfort Brass Band, under the direction of Michael Orenic. The program will last approximately 45 minutes and chairs will be provided for all. Refreshments will be served following the program.

This will be the 28th anniversary of their Veterans Memorial Garden. Please join them in this gracious invitation.

Romeoville Sam's Club Memorial Day Breakfast 2016

Sam’s Club, 460 S. Weber Road in Romeoville, is hosting a Memorial Day Breakfast for veterans and active-duty military personnel on Thursday, May 26, from 8 to 9 am. Please RSVP by Monday 5/23/16 to Patty or Maureen at 815-221-4739.

In addition, Sam’s Club Romeoville will give a $25 gift card to active and retired military persons joining or renewing a Sam’s Plus membership, or a $15 gift card to those joining or renewing a Sam’s Savings membership. A Welcome Package with various coupons is also included.

Please join them for this generous offer. Sam’s Club always hosts a nice breakfast!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

VFW Auxiliary to Post 5788 Officers, 2016

The following is a list of the current officers of the VFW Auxiliary to Post 5788: President: Karen Szynkowski; Secretary: Debbie Errico; Treasurer: Wendy Kelm; Chaplain: Chyrese Wolf; Senior Vice: Ethel Rodriquez; Junior Vice: Annette Eichorst; Conductress: Allison Eichorst; Guard: Lorrell Toscano; Trustees: Jackie Connolly, Annette Eichorst, Kari Hostetter; Patriotic Instructor: Allison Eichorst; Americanism / Patriot's Pen Chairperson: Lorrell Toscano. Thank you for your volunteerism!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Military Appreciation Night, May 28, Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway

Take time out from your Memorial Day weekend and come out Saturday, May 28, for a “Tournament of Destruction” at the Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet. May’s event theme is “Military Appreciation Night,” and wearing camouflage is encouraged!

All military will be given a $2 ticket discount. You must present your Military ID to receive the discount. Team Demo has graciously allowed the 5788 Auxiliary to fund-raise with Buddy Poppies and Koozies, along with distributing information about Veterans programs, during this event.

The parking lots open and the pre-race party starts at 4 pm, with gates opening at 5:00 pm. The event starts at 7:15. Fireworks are included! We were there last year, and it is a great time with a friendly and enthusiastic crowd!

Hope to see you there!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Wreath-Laying Ceremony

All are invited to attend a wreath-laying ceremony at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The ceremony will be held at the cemetery on Tuesday, March 29 at 9:00 am. Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery is located at 20953 W Hoff Rd, Elwood, IL 60421.

The ceremony is a special tribute to Vietnam War Veterans, but will honor all veterans who have offered so much in the pursuit of peace. A 50th-anniversary pin is available to Vietnam War Veterans upon request.

We hope you can attend this moving event.