A Home & Away Salute

Nov 2, 2012   //   by admin   //   Events, News, Photo, Video  //  1 Comment

Each season, the USO Illinois honors military veterans by giving them a moment on the field at the home games of the Chicago Bears and the Blackhawks. This year that tradition continues and expands as we partner with Boeing and the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic to create an avenue for active and retired military and their families, sports fans and civilians who are not in attendance at the game to share their support for U.S. armed forces personnel. Throughout the campaign, supporters can share their personal tribute by sending a message of gratitude and posting a salute – a simple gesture of thanks – at our Facebook page.

To highlight the importance of these salutes, we will share several videos that showcase the heart felt wishes of ordinary civilians and first-person reflections from veterans who give their personal thanks to those who serve as well as their own unique perspectives on the meaning of service to one’s country. All videos will be shared in the days leading up to Veterans Day on Nov. 11.

Be sure to check our Facebook page to see photos from Chicagoans those who care. Share and download the videos and let our servicemen and women know that you are their biggest fans!


We Support the Troops

Home & Away

Orignal Score composed by Orbert Davis,

Performed by Orbert Davis’ Chicago Jazz Philharmonic

Chicago jazz musician and Emmy Award-winning composer, Orbert Davis, and his 55-piece jazz symphonic orchestra, Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, present this 4-track EP “Home and Away” in celebration of our veterans and active-duty servicemen and women.

The music will be available for purchase and download on CDbaby.com, the iTunes store and at www.chijazzphil.org/homeandaway. It will also be made available through the Boeing Store. Proceeds from every purchase will go to support America’s troops and their families through the USO of Illinois.


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  • What is the process for selecting military veterans to be on the field at the home games of the Chicago Bears and the Blackhawks?

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