Annual Blind Vets Recognition Day 2015
Each year the Post and Auxiliary host a party for the Veterans of the Blind Unit at Hines VA Hospital. On April 12, 2015, one hundred and twenty five Motorcycles and many Vintage and Military Car groups escorted the bus from the VA hospital to the Post home.
The Veterans of the Blind Unit were then entertained by DJ Mike “Italian Stallion” and Assistant Quartermaster Chris Reich played Guitar and sang. They enjoyed a 4-course hot lunch, fresh fruits, and homemade desserts baked by the Ladies Auxiliary.
Each of the Veterans of the Blind was given a gift bag with everything from portable CD Players and Radios to Girl Scout Cookies as well as hand sewn lap robes. They also received a Patriotic Pillow from the Military Order of the Purple Heart Auxiliary President Christina Finn, the "Pillow Lady", with a tag thanking them for their service.