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Over 40 elected officials to pause and honor veterans who have served in previous wars

Chicago’s 16th Ward Alderman Stephanie Coleman will be joined by Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson,  Congressman Danny Davis, and over 40 confirmed elected officials as they will honor and serve over 500 Military Veterans and Seniors. The event is being held as part of the 16th Ward’s 5th Annual Appreciation Luncheon for its Veterans and Seniors. 

Alderman Stephanie Coleman

“There has always been an enormous respect and acknowledgment to our veterans from the Englewood community. We felt as part of our fourth year hosting this event that we should honor the bravery of specific veterans who have served in previous wars protecting the borders of our nation” says Alderman Coleman

In partnership with the Neighborhoods Promise Organization and NFP, over 500 attendees will enjoy a live band, photo booth, door prizes and a program tailored for Seniors and Veterans.

This post Valentines Luncheon was started by Committeewoman Coleman prior to her being elected Alderman. The event has grown each year. Several service agencies will be on hand to offer information to the veterans and seniors. Those agencies include but are not limited to the U.S. Census Bureau, Oak Street Health and Veterans Affairs.

Alderman Coleman, along with several elected officials, will take the time to serve meals to the veterans and seniors. They will also address the mass audience by reflecting upon the heroic experiences of so many veterans who risk their lives defending and protecting the borders of the United States.

Among invited guest include, but not limited to:

Chicago City Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin
U.S. Commissioner Dennis Deer
U..S Congressman Chuy Garcia
U.S. Congressman Jonathan Jackson
MWRD President Kari Steele
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle – 
Cook County Commissioner Larry Rogers Jr
State Senator Willie Preston
Commissioner Kimberly DuBuclet
Alderman William E. Hall
Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart
Alderman Ray Lopez
Clerk Karen Yarbrough
U.S. Congressman Danny Davis
Senator Mattie Hunter 
MWRD Representative Yumeka Brown

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