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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. These Grayslake Central Students from the Public Service Practicum Class actually got up at 0400, dressed and showed up with a smile to help us at our November Poppy Distribution at the Metra Platforms. When your high school student tells you they can't get up for school --- show them this photo. These student volunteers, got out of bed at 0430, arrived at Prarie Crossing Metra at 0500, and worked to help with our Poppy Distribution. Way to go! Ken Ruesch, Retired USA, Lt.Col talks with one of the teachers at the Grayslake North Veterans Day Program. Mike Peck revealed to the assembly at MHS Veterans Day Program that he is true McHenry Post Stores Donations for OCC Waukegan High School Jr ROTC Students arrive at VFW Post 4600, McHenry, Ill to help pack boxes for distribution at James A Lovell FHCC Family visiting their veteran Santa Doug with Medical Staff at James A Lovell FHCC VFW Member Paul Ahern converses with Grayslake North Music Director Paul Nielsen, of 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 Illinois VFW Voice of Democracy Winner, Thomas Pearson Thomas Pearson, Illinois VFW Voice of Democracy Winner