HELD AT LAKE BARRINGTON FIELD HOUSE.
VETERANS OF LBS held their 2014 Veterans Day Ceremony at the Lake Barrington Field House. Thanks to Lake Barrington Field House for letting us use their facility while our Recreation Center undergoes reconstruction!
Mr. A. Robert Abboud was the keynote speaker. His talk was entitled "Remembrances of the Korean War".
Mr. Abboud served as a 2nd Lieutenant, US Marines, in Korea 1951-53. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star, for "…selfless devotion to duty and resourcefulness; his heroic actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service".
The day was highlighted by Mr. Abboud’s talk and the laying of the Memorial Wreath in remembrance of all Veterans, living and deceased, who have and continue to defend this great country.
The Lake Barrington Shores Veterans Organization is a service organization devoted to honoring retired military service men and women. We support Memorial Day, Armed Forces Day, Veterans Day, and do a Support Our Troops Collection Drive, all to honor and support our Veterans. We have a Memorial Garden, destination for honoring military veterans, living and deceased, for their service, by placing memorial stones with their names, service and service dates, in the grounds at the foot of and surrounding the Memorial Garden with its towering American Flag, seasonal planting flowers and plants. This Memorial Garden is open daily for LBS Veterans, residents, their families and their guests, to pay their respects to our military Veterans.
Jim Thompson, V.P Communications Director
Lake Barrington Shores Veterans Organization