Memorial Day is Monday, May 31. This observance is a time to remember and honor the men and women who died while in the military service of our country, particularly those who died in battle or because of wounds sustained in battle. It is also an opportunity to think about how we can support their grieving families and loved ones.

On this Memorial Day, the Argonne Veterans Group asks the Argonne Community to join us in making a difference in the life of a veteran. The Veterans group is raising funds in conjunction with K9s for Veterans, NFP to donate a PTSD service dog to a veteran in need. This dog will be donated in memory of U.S. Army veteran Joshua Klecka who lost his life to PTSD. Klecka served in Iraq and is the stepson of William Burns (NWM). You can donate through our GoFundMe page.

Burns is a volunteer with K9’s For Veterans NFP, and serves on the board of directors for “The Forgotten Warrior Memorial NFP.” The memorial is located at the Channahon State Park to honor all those veterans that lost their battle to PTSD.

Argonne Veterans Group is dedicated to building awareness and providing resources to veterans, veterans’ families, and friends of veterans and to bringing together members of the Argonne community in a supportive environment and in furtherance of Argonne’s commitment to equal employment opportunity for all employees.

Membership in the Veterans ERG is open to all Argonne employees. Contact [email protected] to join or for more information.