Thursday, January 17, 2013
Veterans 2 Veterans meeting and networking event will be held at the V.F.W. Bremen Post 2791 in Tinley Park. The free event will begin at 7 p.m. and feature free food and beverages.
Local veterans looking for a place to meet fellow vets, network and enjoy a free meal need look no further than the Veteran 2 Veteran event, Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the V.F.W. Bremen Post 2791. Attendees will have a chance to work on veteran employment issues, converting military skills to the civilian workforce, as well as guidance in resume writing and interview skills. There will also be help available for education assistant, mentoring and entrepreneurship, as well. The free event kicks off at 7 p.m. and includes pizza and beverages, with a cash bar. For more information abut the event or to RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (708) 935-1289. Want the latest in community news, delivered fresh to your inbox? Sign up for our daily …
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Friends gathered Monday night for brews, stories and reflection on their losses in the aftermath of Sept. 11.
The table’s empty. I mean, it’s full of people, absolutely jam-packed with extra chairs pulled ‘round, husbands, wives, backslapping buddies, old pals, new ones who act old. Guys have to clutch and cluster all the Miller and Bud bottles that make up a round into an awkward bouquet. (“Man flowers,” one woman calls it.) It’s a crowd, a heap of people at this overloaded, filled-to-the-brim table. But it’s empty, an emptiness you can feel. More accurately than “empty,” the table by the door at the Midlothian VFW Post 2580 is filled with people who aren’t there. For Midlothian Deputy Fire Chief Dave Mager, it’s 343 New York firefighters and paramedics, 23 NYPD officers and 37 Port Authority officers who aren’t at the table. For Oak Forest …
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Members of the VFW and Family Support Group ship care packages to locals deployed overseas in time for Christmas.
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Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Each holiday season, members of Oak Forest VFW Post 2791's Family Support Group have stocked up on beef jerky, batteries, coffee, tuna salad, canned ravioli, fruit cups and crackers. Boxes of each lined tables at the VFW, where volunteers carefully packaged the appropriate number of items into flat-rate boxes destined for local members of the military currently deployed. And then there are the items that cost nothing but the value of which can't be measured, such as letters from students, wishing those deployed will "stay safe" and "keep being brave." Under the leadership of retired Army Lt. Col. Jerry Styrsky, the Family Support Group mailed 45 care packages the week before Thanksgiving, all for arrival by Christmas. "We try," …