On Sunday, November 13, the Chapel on the Green presented its 10th Annual Veterans Appreciation Program. As always, it is our privilege to honor the men and women who have given so much for the freedoms that we enjoy. This year, our six speakers shared memories of their service during WWII and the Vietnam era. Several of them set up displays of military memorabilia and medals, reference literature, and other fascinating items. We sincerely thank them for their participation, and also appreciate the veterans who volunteered to assist as greeters for the event. B.S.A. Troop 40 presented a color guard ceremony at the start of the program.
Members from all branches of the United States Armed Forces are invited and encouraged to share their unique experiences at our annual programs. If you, or someone you know, may be interested in speaking or exhibiting at a future Veteran Appreciation Program, please contact our program coordinator, Carol Sheeley, at (630) 553-5163 for more information.
This year’s speakers, pictured above:Back row, L-R:Henry Cryder (Army/Army Res. and our Master of Ceremonies), Dr. Bill Hayden (Air Force), Jim Davidson (Army), and Tom Bulin (Marines).Front row, L-R:Rev. Bob Dell (Army Air Forces/A.F. Reserves), Terry Charbonneau (Marines), and Dick Miller (Navy).