Saturday, November 10, 2012
Local businesses salute our service men and women with special deals year-round, as well as on Veterans Day.
The Military Wallet A number of local businesses are saluting veterans, military service men and women, and their families this Veterans Day by offering local discounts, specials and promotions. Here's a guide to specials in the Glen Ellyn area, taken from themilitarywallet.com — check with their site for the latest deals. Two important notes: Free food: Store discounts:
Monday, November 14, 2011
The VFW Post 2164 raised money that it will use to continue programs that stopped due to a lack of funds.
The Wheaton VFW Post 2164 raised enough money to offer programs that were on hiatus due to a yearly deficit of $25,000 at the Rockin’ Chili Fest fundraiser Saturday. According to VFW Post 2164 Quarter Master John Finn, the post raised more than its most ambitious goal of $25,000. The chili fest drew almost 1,000 ticketholders who made donations, bought raffle tickets, spent money at the bar and bid on auction items while volunteers served chili and 94.7’s Dick Biondi greeted guests. Other special guests that helped promote the event included members of the Wheaton City Council, Illinois Sen. Kirk Dillard and Second District Appellate Judge Joe Birkett. The 80-year-old post’s shrinking membership has led to its $25,000 deficit and cutbacks …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Upload a photo or video of your or a loved-one to be featured on Veterans Day.
Did you, or do you have a loved one serving our country? If so, there are probably some cherished old photos and videos in your archives to remember their service. Dig through that old shoebox, find that file folder or scroll way down on your profile pictures—they’re bound to be somewhere. Patch wants to see your photos and videos, and hear your story from that time. Is there a photo showing you serving the veteran community? We want to see that too. Simply upload your photos by clicking the “Submit Your Photos” button above the main image and we will feature it on Veterans Day. Make sure to add a caption telling us about the veteran (yourself, if it's you). Include their name, hometown, rank and branch of service, and the year the photo …