This holiday started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in our country's service and was originally called Armistice Day. It fell on Nov. 11 because that is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. However, in 1954, the holiday was changed to "Veterans Day" in order to account for all veterans in all wars.
In the fall of 1987, Artie Muller and Ray Manzo, two Vietnam veterans met to discuss their personal concerns about the POW/MIA's from the Vietnam War. Having honorably served their country and having taken an oath to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies..." and to "bear true faith and allegiance to the same," they were deeply troubled by the abhorrent neglect of attention given to those who did not make it out with their lives or their freedom. These veterans discussed the more than 10,000 reported sightings of live Americans living in dismal captivity. Intelligence reports of these sightings were generally ignored by the government and mainstream press.
The Veterans of Lake Barrington Shores, as we do annually, are once again partnering with Operation Support Our Troops – America, Inc. The OSOT is a volunteer non-profit organization that boosts morale of Service Members deployed in harm’s way by shipping them Comfort and Care Packages. You can help by donating the items listed below to be shipped in Comfort & Care Packages
Drop-Off at the Lodge
9 AM - 3 PM Saturday, August 18 & Sunday, August 19
(Early drop-off at the Lodge beginning Aug 13)
Some suggestion for your Comfort and Care packages ...
Jelly (16 oz. or less, no glass) Canned Fruit (16 oz. or less, no glass)
Slim Jim's / Jerky Boxed Cereal/Crackers (individual)
Pop Tarts / Breakfast Bars Canned/Packs Nuts (16 oz less no glass)
Dried Fruit (Raisins, Craisins) Dried Prunes, Trail Mix etc.
Tums/Rolaids/Antacids Large Tube Toothpaste
Mouthwash (16 oz, or less, no glass) Eye Drops/Saline Solution
Foot Powder/Dryer Sheets Hand Sanitizer (8 oz. or less)
Band Aids/Chap Stick
Toiler Paper/White Athletic Socks I - Tunes Gift Cards ($10)
Pens / Mechanical Pencil Sudoku/Crossword Puzzle Books
Please check expiration dates
Saturday, August 11, 2018 Gates Open 1:00 PM
PROGRAM 1:30 PM
Opening Remarks Tom Gilder
Pledge of Allegiance David Raclaw
Recognition: Matthew & Blake Bergstrom Jim Thompson
BraveHearts Remarks Meggan Hill-McQueeney
BraveHearts Recognition Tom Gilder
Closing Remarks Tom Gilder
3:00 PM The BraveHearts Drill Team will perform
Meet a Mustang Hug a Donkey (get a picture)
Hands on Roundup Grooming & Tacking
Since 2007, BraveHearts has been nationally recognized for providing equine-assisted services to veterans from the northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin areas.
BraveHearts has the largest equine-based program in the nation for military veterans comprised of riding, ground activities, carriage driving and gentling wild mustangs.
All services are offered at no cost to the veteran and one member of his/her family/caregiver. Services are provided through individual and group lessons. BraveHearts partners with local VAs to provide innovative, recreational services using horses.
Please join us at the Memorial Garden for our annual Memorial Day event. Complementary hot dog lunch Noon-12:45. Ceremony begins at 1PM. Our Keynote Speaker will be former Foreign Services Ambassador David Lambertson. Ambassador Lambertson was a Foreign Service Officer for 32 years, with assignments in Saigon, Medan (Indonesia), Paris (Vietnam Peace Talks), Tokyo, London, Canberra, Seoul and Bangkok. In Washington, he was Deputy Director of Japanese Affairs, Director of Korean Affairs, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State with responsibility for Southeast Asia. Lambertson was Ambassador to Thailand from 1991 to 1995
Lake Barrington Shores Veterans have created an opportunity for all residents to meet Lake County Sheriff Curran and Chief Petrillo on April 12th at 7pm in The Lodge Ballroom. The Sheriff and Chief will outline some of the key initiatives for Lake County along with the many Veterans Programs, including those addressing Veteran homelessness and Veterans in-need and in-crisis.