Vietnam War 50th commemoration program at Brookfield Zoo

The Cook County Department of Veterans Affairs, Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA), Brookfield Zoo, and The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration will host The VIETNAM WAR 50TH COMMEMORATION ceremony on Thursday, September 7, 2017; and invites all eligible veterans to complete the enclosed application and return to Cook County Department of Veterans Affairs office no later than Friday, August 25, 2017. Continue reading

Veteran Job Readiness Information Session

Learn about the benefits and services you may be eligible for associated with your service to your country from Illinois Department of Employment Security. Speak openly about employment assistance, VA benefits, organizations out there to assist when in need. Continue reading

Women’s Memorial 20th Anniversary Events & Reservation Form


The Women’s Memorial 20th Anniversary Celebration—the countdown is underway! As we approach the celebration dates of October 20-22. The celebration will include a no-host dinner the evening of October 20; a formal 20th Anniversary ceremony at 11:00 a.m., October 21; and an Honor Walk and Service of Remembrance that evening. Lastly, we are hoping to place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier the morning of October 22. Continue reading