Do you know a WWII veteran who would like to participate in this year’s Honor Flight Chicago day trip to Washington D.C.?
Honor Flight Chicago needs help in locating WWII veterans for this year’s special one-day trip to Washington, D.C. Since 2008 the program has treated over 4,000 veterans to an honorary day-trip to Washington, D.C., but there’s still over 20,000 local WWII vets who still haven’t had the chance to experience this hard-earned gift of appreciation. This year, five separate flights are scheduled: April 17, May 14, June 12, July 10 and Aug. 7. If you want to make sure more heroes get the honor they deserve, here's a few simple things you can do: Check out the Honor Flight Chicago website for more information and resources.
Patch features 2 days of stories about how local people reacted to the latest victory in the war on terror.
Almost 10 years have passed since the attacks of Sept. 11. In that time, the United States has gone to war in Afghanistan and Iraq. Thousands of troops have lost their lives, including many from the south suburbs. Late Sunday night, the news of Osama bin Laden's death began to spread. Americans turned on their televisions, or sat in front of their computers as information began to trickle in. Patch spoke with dozens of locals about their thoughts on this abrupt ending to a chapter in American history. Yet for many, it is hardly an ending. New Lenox resident Bernadine Lowell's son Jacob died nearly four years ago while serving in Afghanistan. "I think about him every day, so there’s not going to be closure no matter who they capture," …