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Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital

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Veterans Day Celebration at Hines VA


Chicago Bears Drumline

Veterans Day Parade followed by ceremony, resource fair, lunch and music

WHAT:  Veterans, their families and all who want to show their support are invited to Hines VA Hospital’s Veterans Day parade, ceremony, resource fair and celebration recognizing Veterans from the World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Gulf War and Post 9-11 eras.

Special thanks to the Gary Sinise Foundation and Jewish War Veterans Post 54 for providing lunch for our Veterans Day celebration. Live music by Guitars For Vets.

WHEN: The parade starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday Nov. 10, followed by the ceremony and resource fair. All events will take place under a heated tent in the north parking lot closest to 9th Avenue and Roosevelt Road. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE: Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital 5000 S. 5th Avenue Hines, IL 60141    

WHO: Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Bowman, U.S. Army retired will provide the keynote address and Hospital Director, Steven Braverman, M.D. will present certificates of recognition to Veterans. Mr. Bowman is the former Command Sgt. Major of the Illinois National Guard.

The Chicago Bears Drumline will perform and parade and resource fair participants include:

  • Chicago Bears Drumline and mascot, Staley
  • The Jesse White Tumblers
  • Chicagoland Speedway mascot, Dash,
  • Miss Illinois USA, Miss Illinois Teen USA
  • Chicago Police Department Mounted Unit (2 horses)
  • Chicago PD SWAT Vehicle
  • Hines Windy City Athletes (Adaptive Sports)
  • Tiny Boots childcare (YWCA) 
  • The Salvation Army
  • National Women Veterans United
  • Honor Flight
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America
  • Oak Park and Aurora Vet Centers
  • Broadview and Riverside Fire Departments
  • Allen Force Vet Tanks
  • Avalon Hospice
  • Illinois Chapter of the American Red Cross
  • Lutheran Charities K-9 Ministry Therapy Dogs

Veterans Day Recognition Ceremony

“We are proud to host Veterans from the Chicagoland area and recognize Veterans everywhere for the service and sacrifice they have made for our freedom,” said Steven Braverman, M.D., Director, Hines VA Hospital. “This is an opportunity to showcase the world-class care and services VA provides our nation’s Veterans.”


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Events & Classes

Coping with Cancer Class
Nov 14, 2018  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  (CST)  
Hines, Building 200, 14th Floor, Room 1471

THRIV Mindful Path Practice Group
Nov 14, 2018  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  (CST)  
Hines, Building 228, Room 3027

Legal Services Event for Veterans
Nov 14, 2018  12:00 PM - 2:30 PM  (CST)  
Hines, Building 228, 4th Floor, Room 4082, Homeless Program Day Room

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Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital

5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL 60141

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