This Veterans Day, consider honoring someone who served and also cheering our troops.
There are 25,000 veterans laid to rest at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. Sponsoring a wreath is $15 and part of that donation would go to send packages to troops overseas. Read on...
Operation Care Package (OCP) needs your help in remembering those who valiantly served our country.
Once again, OCP will honor those buried at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery (ALNC) with a short ceremony and wreath laying planned for 11 a.m. Dec. 11.
Last year, OCP had more than 2,500 wreaths donated to the cemetery. But more than 25,000 veterans are buried there, so there is much more work to do.
Wreath sponsorships purchased through Nov. 24 will be placed on veterans' graves in 2010; orders placed later we be laid in 2011.
A wreath costs $15. Checks can be made payable to Wreaths Across America (WAA) and sent to: OCP Wreath Project, 611 Wilcox St., Joliet, IL 60435.
If someone has a loved one buried at Abraham Lincoln Cemetery, OCP volunteers will be happy to lay a wreath at that family member's grave. Family must include the veteran's full name, section and number when placing the order through OCP.
Wreaths also can be purchased at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org. WAA cannot accommodate grave-specific requests, so going through OCP is the only option. If ordering through WAA, make sure you include OCP's group ID number: ILOCP 0001. WAA will donate $5 back to OCP for every wreath purchased if the ID number is used. That money will then be used to help send Christmas packages to troops overseas.
OCP has set a goal of laying 10,000 wreaths on Dec. 11. Besides sponsoring wreaths, volunteers also are needed to help lay wreaths, get sponsors for wreaths and help with donations of food for a luncheon afterward.
So if you know of a group, organization or individual who would like to sponsor or lay wreaths, let them know to place their orders soon - and please help spread the word.
Active military members or veterans are needed to stand in the 125-flag line during the ceremony. If interested, call Debbie at 815-723-6960 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tezak's Home to Celebrate Life is another organization that is sponsoring Wreath's Across America this year. To sponsor a wreath or for information, call Tezak's at 815-722-0524 or stop in at 1211 Plainfield Road in Joliet to fill out a form.
Death Penalty Opponents ( LWV ) to Lobby Springfield
Bus to Leave from Glen Ellyn Walmart early early in the am!!
Interested in being on that bus?
Call: Janet at 847-864-7849 to reserve your place
LWV staff will get all the details to you asap.
They'd like the bus in Glen Ellyn
moving by 6:30am.
The League has been working like crazy to see that
legislators give repeal consideration during Veto Session but it will
require a big push on the 16th.
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