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VFW National Poppy Child, 2017 addressed the Illinois Delegation at the VFW National Home. VFW Department of Illinois funds two homes at VFW National Home for Children so each year, VFW Members tour the homes and look for items that need maintenance. Family visiting their veteran St Gilbert Catholic School Teacher Kristine Buckley, selected as VFW Teacher Middle School Teacher of the Year. 
Past District Commander & TOY Chairman Tom Denman presented Kristine with a VFW Plaque and a check. 
Kristine's entry will be forwarded to Springfield, Illinois for the VFW Department of Illinois judging. 
Thomas Pearson, Junior Libertyville HS won 1st Place in Voice of Democracy Scholarship program. He receives a $2500.00 Check as well as an all expense paid trip to Washington DC for National VOD Winners announcement Thomas Pearson, Illinois VFW Voice of Democracy Winner Color Guard Arrives Grayslake HS grad Sgt Andres Castro, USA, 1st Inf Div, was keynote speaker at Grayslake Memorial Day Program. 
He is surrounded by Girl Scouts VFW Member Tanner Tonjes in Chevrolet Pick up provided by Flag Chevrolet This gentleman is a true hero in the eyes of those who have served. He truly is  part of the Greatest Genertion. God Bless what you helped accomplish sir. Post Commandeer Layton Pennington, Master of Ceremonies Memorial Day Parade in Grayslake found Lake County Young Marines in the parade, Abe Visits Commander Hastings at Convention Annual Holiday Party at James A. Lovell FHCC
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