Category: Veterans

Oswego Veterans Serenity Park ground-breaking

Oswego’s Veterans Serenity Park ground-breaking held Saturday, April 13, 2019

By Carter Crane – The Veterans Serenity Park ground-breaking in Oswego Saturday, April 13 was both the process of a beginning and of a completion for the committee which has been working on the project for nearly a year. The Park projection completion date is November this year. The Park,…...

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Aurora parade marshals in demand

The city government of Aurora is seeking nominations for grand marshals for this year’s Memorial Day and Fourth of July parades. A nominee must be an Auroran who has made significant contributions to the quality of life in the City, whether it in the areas of civic or social services,…...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

Activities abound; Veterans Park in Oswego to break ground

It is the season to be blessed with many activities: • A busy day in many communities will be Saturday, April 13, including Oswego, which will hold an Earth Day Kite Fly, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Prairie Pointe Park; Oswego East Food Truck Feast, and Veterans Serenity Park…...

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Yorkville author Brent A. Peterson will release his “Once Upon A Lifetime: The Epic True Story of Corporal William Wesley Bennett, USMC" at a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at Highpoint Church, 2301 Tanner Road in North Aurora. Peterson will speak at 2:15 p.m. and sign books available for $20 each. Refreshments will be served. Paperback and E-book editions will be available on Amazon.com April 14. Peterson's book is a chronicle of Aurora native Bennett's Marine Corps service as a corporal in combat during World War II. Bennett died in 2011 in Aurora at age 92. Bennett (1919-2011) was a 60-year member of Fourth Street Methodist Church, Aurora. —Al Benson

Book on Aurora’s Bennett released

Yorkville author Brent A. Peterson will release his “Once Upon A Lifetime: The Epic True Story of Corporal William Wesley Bennett, USMC” at a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at Highpoint Church, 2301 Tanner Road in North Aurora. Peterson will speak at 2:15 p.m. and…...

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Tom Bulin Fox Valley Veterans Breakfast Club Veteran of the Month

Tom Bulin: Marine duty in Vietnam, to IRS, to fishing

By John Montesano –  Tom Bulin was born December 10, 1947 and grew up on the Southwest Side of Chicago. He didn’t like living in the city, but preferred the country. Growing up he spent Summers at his grandmother’s cottage on the Fox River in Millbrook, eight miles southwest of…...

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U.S. senator Dick Durbin, third from left, and acting principal deputy under secretary for health, Steven Lieberman, M.D., join Hines Veterans Hospital director, Steven Braverman, M.D. recently when Hines VA receive $5 Million donation to support geriatric research and patient-centered care. Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital received a ceremonial check for $5 Million.  Daniel DuVerney/Hines Media Service photo

Illinois donor leaves $5 Million to Hines VA Hospital

U.S. senator Dick Durbin, third from left, and acting principal deputy under secretary for health, Steven Lieberman, M.D., join Hines Veterans Hospital director, Steven Braverman, M.D. recently when Hines VA receive $5 Million donation to support geriatric research and patient-centered care.  Hines VA Hospital received a ceremonial check for $5…...

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Oswego American Legion Post 675 and Oswego Boy Scout Troop 63 donate to the Aurora Strong fund

Oswego American Legion Post 675 and Oswego Boy Scout Troop 63 donate to the Aurora Strong fund

The Oswego American Legion Post 675 and Oswego Boy Scout Troop 63 representatives present Aurora mayor Richard Irvin with a check for $850 to donate to the #Aurora Strong fund for the victims of the February 15 Henry Pratt shooting. From left: Commander Joe West, mayor Irvin, Legion member Jim Stuersel,…...

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Veterans Serenity Park to break ground

The Oswego Veterans Serenity Park Committee is excited to announce the official ground-breaking event to mark the beginning of Park construction. The community is invited to the celebration at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at the site along Adams Street, just north of Hudson Crossing Park near downtown Oswego. Members…...

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Veterans’ discussion, speaker, on PTSD

The Aurora University Veterans Association will be host to a keynote speaker and panel discussion to inform community members and concerned individuals about PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) among many walks of life at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 at the Aurora University Crimi Auditorium, 347 S. Gladstone Avenue, Aurora. The…...

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Aurora Area Retired Teachers Association to meet April 2

All Aurora area retired teachers, administrators, and school support staff members are invited to the Aurora Area Retired Teachers Association (AARTA) luncheon Tuesday, April 2. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Gaslite Manor on Church Road in Aurora. Come and enjoy lunch and a program by Improv Unlimited, a…...

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Aurora Area Retired Teachers Association to meet April 12

All Aurora area retired teachers, administrators, and school support staff members are invited to the Aurora Area Retired Teachers Association (AARTA) luncheon Tuesday, April 2. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Gaslite Manor on Church Road in Aurora. Come and enjoy lunch and a program by Improv Unlimited, a…...

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Rep. Kifowit seeks names of female veterans

To honor the service and contributions of women Veterans, State representative Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, asks area residents to submit the names of outstanding female veterans to be recognized on the House floor later this month. “Women veterans are trailblazers whose achievements deserve to be honored and recognized,” said Kifowit. “Upon…...

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New in 83rd District: Judge Michael Noland, 16th Judicial Circuit Court, Kane County, swears in Barbara Hernandez recently as the State representative in the 83rd District, mainly Aurora. She fills the vacancy created by the selection of Linda Chapa LaVia as director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs by governor JB Pritzker, pending State Senate confirmation. Chapa LaVia had been in office since her election in 2002. Submitted photo

New in 83rd District:

Judge Michael Noland, 16th Judicial Circuit Court, Kane County, swears in Barbara Hernandez recently as the State representative in the 83rd District, mainly Aurora. She fills the vacancy created by the selection of Linda Chapa LaVia as director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs by governor JB Pritzker, pending…...

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Veterans' Voice photos By John Montesano

One more remembrance, respect, honor

By John Montesano –  Due to a crisis in my personal life, the Veteran of the Month feature was temporarily put on hold, but it will be resumed in April. That personal situation was full of a great deal of grieving and reflection. How the passing of an individual affects…...

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Navy League 247 meeting March 19

The Aurora Navy League Council 247 will hold its monthly dinner meeting Tuesday, March 19 at Grandma’s Table Restaurant, 1700 Douglas Road, Montgomery, just north of U.S. Route 30. A reception will begin at 5:15 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m.. —Aurora Navy League Council 247… This content is...

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Legion Post 504 to meet March 19

The Batavia American Legion Post 504 will hold it’s next monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19 at the Batavia VFW, 645 S. River Street, Batavia. The Post meets the third Tuesday of each month. All veterans are invited to attend. More information regarding the Post’s activities can be…...

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‘Soup’s On’ at Post 181 March 23

The American Legion Riders Post 181 from Sandwich will sponsor a “Soup’s On!” Luncheon from 11 am to 2 pm. Saturday, March 23 at the Sandwich VFW, 713 S. Main Street. Donations are $6 to sample the variety of soups, desserts, and corn bread. Donations will go to the Sandwich…...

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Oswego open house on downtown

The Village government of Oswego invites residents and the public to a Downtown Construction Open House from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at East View Academy, 4209 Route 71, Oswego. Enter through door 21. Staff members will be on hand to talk about new restaurant and retail…...

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Fox Valley Philharmonic Sunday, Feb. 24

The Fox Valley Philharmonic will present its Ninth Annual popular Children’s Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday Feb. 24 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 420 W. Downer Place in Aurora. Parking is behind the Church building and accessible form Garfield Avenue. The free-admission concert will feature a performance of Tubby the…...

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Aurora Navy League will meet Feb. 19 at Grandma’s Table

The Aurora Navy League Council 247 will hold its monthly dinner meeting Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Grandma’s Table Restaurant, 1700 Douglas Road, Montgomery. The after dinner speaker will be Lieutenant Peter Besser, USN from the Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes. Lt. Besser’s topic will be “How we transform a young…...

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