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Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital


Chicago’s 4th Annual Welcome Home Celebration

August 5, 2011

Hines is proud to partner with the two other Chicago Area VA facilities (Jesse Brown and Lovell Federal Health Care Center) and numerous community agencies to sponsor Chicago’s 4th Annual Welcome Home Celebration

Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Location: Soldier Field - Chicago, IL
Time:  11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

This Unique Concert, Benefit and Resource Fair will be providing benefits, education, employment, housing, legal services and sporting event competitions mixed with family friendly entertainment. It is completely FREE FOR 10,000 VETERANS AND FAMILY.  We encourage you to come to Soldier Field and help support!

The SAVE Foundation will have:
*FREE Concert, Benefit and Resource Fair at Soldier Field for 10,000 Veterans and Family
*FREE 8,000 Sport tickets to veterans- Chicago Slaughter Games, Sox Games, Cubs Games
*FREE T-Shirts for first 2000 veterans (1 per veteran)
*FREE Raffles and giveaways for veterans ALL day- Vacations, 50” TV, Bicycles, Gift Certificates
*FREE (100) $100 book scholarships given to student veterans
*FREE Valor Game competitions for 150 injured veterans* (Register)
*FREE KID’S ENTERTAINMENT with JUMBO Moon Bounce, Climbing Rock Wall, Obstacle Course, Giant Slide, Dunk Tank and Sporting Event Competitions
*Opening Ceremony with Color Guard Presentation
*National Anthem Performance by Jacqui Horton
*Remembrance Table presentation by Gerald Paulsen
*Military Taps by Bugles Across America-Tom Day
*World Performance Team and Chicago Police Department Pipes & Drums Performances
*VA providing ONSITE physicals, eye exams and registration for health care
*IDES providing ONSITE registration for unemployment benefits
*100 Non-Profit veteran support organizations providing FREE services and programs
*70 Employers providing job opportunities
*50 VA program/service stations providing assistance to veterans
*30 Universities and Colleges providing education opportunities
*SPECIAL Appearance from the 12th Sergeant Major of the Army (Ret.) Jack Tilley
*SPECIAL US Navy Parachute Team (Leap Frogs) & Ranger Group will land on Stadium Green
*SPECIAL 105mm Howitzer Gun Tribute from the Illinois National Guard
*SPECIAL National Guard Indy Car on display
*SPECIAL CONCERT PERFORMANCES by current members of the band Boston/Color Three, Blues Brothers, Rockie Lynne, Wayne Baker Brooks w/ Sugar Blue, Joey Glenn, Alternate Ending, Work Out Music, ExoSkeleton, Open to Suggestion, Voice of Veterans

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