Last Honor Flight Chicago This Year

Wednesday, October 16th, marked the last Honor Flight Chicago mission to Washington DC for 2019. This flight brought 101 Veterans (16 WWII, 24 Korean War and 61 Vietnam War) to visit their Memorials and recognize their sacrifices. The pouring rain cause several adjustments to be made to their itinerary but did not dampen their enthusiasm. While the welcome at Dulles Airport was spectacular, the weather resulted in smaller than usual crowds offering their heart-felt gratitude at the various sites.

more Octoberfest pictures

the band who played a mean chicken dance.
more crowd
The serving crew.  So good to see Fr Bob again.
Happy crowd.

A special shout out to PGK and WTs Bob Balog and Chris Gallagher for quarterbacking the effort. Brother John Geraerdts for running the kitchen, Brother Tom Zorn who helped with the shopping, BrotherJoe Gibbons for the license, Worthy Advocate Louis Wise, Bob Andres for their crucial help in the kitchen and bar. I know I am leaving out so many but I appreciate everything from everyone.


Then grilling team
fun in the kitchen
Kitchen crew
the happy crowd

Thank you to all the Brothers that made the SJN parish Octoberfest celebration another fun-filled success. To many people to name but hopefully you will find yourselves in some of these pictures.

Congratulations to the people of the year award winners

Marin George, Mike Poland and the Weeks Family with PGK Chris Gallagher
Andrew Eberly with Trustee Jim O'Brien and PGK Chris Gallagher

Congratulations to the FY award winners:

Young Man of the Year - Andrew Eberly
Young Woman of the Year- Marin George
Family of the Year - the Wayne Weeks Family
Knight of the Year - Brother Mike Poland

Congratulations to all and thank you for all that you did for the Family of Man Council during the last Fraternal Year! God Bless!

September's Honor Flight Chicago (HFC) Visit

On September 18th, Brothers Joe Skowronski, Grant Buehrig and Bob Balog helped support Honor Flight Chicago’s visit to the Capitol Region. Over 100 Veterans were part of this contingent: 6 who served in WW2, 21 who were in the military during the Korean War and 78 Vietnam Veterans. These heroes were taken to the WW2, Korean War, Vietnam War, Marine, Air Force and Lincoln Memorials. The last place they visited with the Air and Space Museum near Dulles before returning to Chicago.