250 family members attended the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Military Appreciation Day with USO Discovery Kids on August 6. We’d like to thank the Tawani Foundation for their support and the USO of Illinois for their partnership. Visit http://www.chicagobotanic.org/therapy/military for more information.
On Saturday, August 6 Chevrolet continued it’s partnership with the USO of Illinois by supporting families of the Illinois National Guard with a “Mobile School Supply Drive.” Families “shopped” around in new Chevrolet vehicles to find crayons, markers, notebooks, folders and other supplies for the upcoming school year.
Highlights from the 2010 USO of Illinois Star-Spangled Salute to the Troops Annual Gala. A star-studded evening of entertainment and dazzling military pageantry. Proceeds from the evening benefit the USO of Illinois. The USO of Illinois serves over 300,000 active duty, guard and reserve military and military families throughout Illinois with over 300 programs and services offered year-round.
Holiday Support at USO O’Hare
WGN News at Nine, WGN TV
December 18, 2009
USO of Illinois celebrates U.S. Army’s 234th Birthday and Flag Day at “USO and Arlington Salutes the Troops” Military Appreciation Day Arlington Racetrack, Arlington Heights, IL June 14, 2009
On Thursday, June 11, 2009, The USO of Illinois honored three Gold Star Mothers and three Gold Star Spouses for a day of pampering, rest and relaxation as part of its “USO of Illinois Diva For A Day” program.
USO of Illinois in Chicago’s Memorial Day Parade, May 23, 2009
The USO of Illinois was proud to once again take part in Chicago’s annual Memorial Day Parade, honoring our U.S. Armed Forces, past and present, and remembering all Fallen Heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. USO Volunteers and CNA Volunteers were out in full force, handing out 1,000 USO “Good-Morning Breakfast Goodie Bags” to fortify all military particpating in the parade that day. Volunteers also distributed hundreds of mini American flags to parade spectators lining the street, ensuring a patriotic presence down the parade route. The Northern Illinois Chapter of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association (NICMVPA) joined the USO, generously providing 22 military vehicles that would comprise a proud USO & NICMVPA caravan down the parade route…..The USO of Illinois extends a special “Thank You!” to all Volunteers who helped make Memorial Day Weekend 2009 truly special!
The Spirit of the USO Band plays on Armed Forces Day. May 16, 2009. ABC 7 Chicago Saturday Morning News.