Veterans Day

  • On November 11 we observe Veterans Day, a day that we honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. The Veterans Group ERG encourages everyone to learn more about Veterans Day. You can learn more about this observance from the Department of Veterans Affairs here.
  • The Argonne Veterans (VET) Employee Resource group encourages everyone to celebrate Veterans day by supporting veterans in need.
    • Items needed include: cleaning supplies, paper products, personal care products, bedding, bathroom towels, kitchen supplies, non-perishable foods and snacks.
    • They will take new clothing.
    • Drop off is the VFW in Lemont or contact the Veterans Group for pickup.
    • Deadline is 11/19.
  • The Veterans Group encourages people interested in supporting veterans to consider donating to Fisher House or Help a Veteran.

Elgin Community College Veterans Newsletter for September

The Elgin Community College Veterans Newsletter for September has a number of valuable articles.  Read more about:

September is National Suicide Prevention Month

September 18th Celebrates the 74th Birthday of our U.S. Air Force

Patriot Day September 11th – 9/11 2021 makes 20 Years

POW/MIA Day, is September 17th

Veteran Newsletter 105- September 2021 from Elgin Community College

Afghanistan: Let’s Continue the Conversation

Caregiver Webinar- Afghanistan: Let’s Continue the Conversation

Tuesday, August 31st at 8pm EST

Last week the Elizabeth Dole Foundation reached over two thousand veterans, caregivers and their families, as they struggle with the events, images, and ramifications of our nation ending the longest period of war in our nation’s history. The message we heard loud and clear is that the need for discussion is necessary now, more than ever. Please join EDF, Wounded Warrior Project, TAPS, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and Dr. Amit Sood for Part Two of Afghanistan: How Do We Talk About It? Register here.

This session will focus on:

  • How to support veterans during this difficult time and reinforce that their service MATTERS.
  • How to talk with your children and/or adolescents who may not understand what they’re seeing or hearing.
  • Aiding and supporting Afghanistan refugees and opportunities to get involved with existing efforts.
  • What mental health practices and exercises can be incorporated to provide calm during unexpected times of crisis.
  • What resources are available to support you and your family during this time.

LEAN ON US: Advice for Talking with Your Veteran and Your Family About Afghanistan

The Elizabeth Dole Foundation, in partnership with Sesame Street, has created a toolkit with advice, tips, and resources for caregivers when talking to their veteran and families about the events unfolding in Afghanistan. Please utilize and share this toolkit widely with anyone who may benefit.