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Laura Knackstedt , Chairman

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Deborah Gard, Co-Chairman

“Give back to our Veterans who gave for us – Become a volunteer”

You can make a difference in a Veteran’s life by becoming a volunteer.  Studies show that volunteering kindles happiness.  It also brings happiness to our Veterans and our communities.

We have five VA facilities – Edward Hines Jr., Iliana, Jesse Brown, Captain James A. Lowell and Marion.  We have four Veterans Homes – Anna, LaSalle, Manteno and Quincy.  We also have three out of state VA facilities – William S. Middleton in Madison, Wisconsin and Jefferson Barracks and John Cochran in St. Louis, Missouri.

To become a volunteer, please contact your closest facility or representative.  For more information, please go to Department of Illinois VFW Auxiliary website,



Laura Knackstedt, Hospital Chairman, is also at your service.

“Peace for all Veterans”


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