New Veterans Memorial in Downtown Lisle
The Dedication Ceremony for the new Lisle Veterans Memorial was held on Friday, November 11 2016 at 11 a.m. at 4721 Center Avenue, Downtown Lisle (southeast corner of School Street and Center Avenue).
The Dedication Ceremony marked the successful efforts of Lisle residents Karen/Dan Burris and Kim/Larry Carlson who conducted a kick-off meeting on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 to generate support for a grassroots effort to establish a Veterans Memorial in Downtown Lisle.
On-going fund-raising efforts since that time have been successful and included many individual contributions as well as a Home Depot grant. A building permit was issued in early September 2016 and the memorial was constructed at the southeast corner of School Street and Center Avenue at Museums at Lisle Station Park Campus.
The donation made by the council was very nicely acknowledged by the photo shown below on this e-mail and a separate paver brick as well. All of the photos and a video that were taken that day are loaded onto the council website photo gallery for 2016. Please take a moment to go there and view them.
Brother Knight Bob McGuffey - Honor Flight Chicago Spring 2017
NATIONAL ROOT BEER FLOAT DAY, SUPPORTING WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT®
As National Root Beer Float Day approaches, we want to honor our company's roots by continuing to provide support in the homecoming of our service members. So we ask you to join us on August 6th as we celebrate National Root Beer Float Day at A&W Restaurants across the U.S.
Stop in to your local A&W anytime between 2 p.m. and store closing (times will vary) for a FREE small A&W Root Beer Float*. As a part of the celebration, we will be collecting donations to honor and empower wounded warriors across the country through Wounded Warrior Project.
Wounded Warrior Project is recognizing its ten-year anniversary, reflecting on a decade of service and reaffirming its commitment to serving injured veterans for their lifetime. The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP currently serves 50,000 warriors and nearly 7,000 family members through its unique 20 programs and services. WWP's purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to mee their needs. WWP is a national organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.
To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.