Laura Knackstedt
4957 Geiger Road
Alhambra, IL 62001

I am looking forward to an exciting year for our Veterans in our VA facilities, assisted living and nursing homes.  Many of our VA facilities have begun to open back up to visitors and volunteers.  This means we can get back to doing what we do best!!  Make plans now for volunteering, donating, or planning an event at a VA facility or facility near you.  I am sure that our Veterans have missed our smiling faces, laughter and conversations.

Our VAVS reps, associate reps and deputies have been working hard to come up with creative ways to brighten our Veterans day and assisted them with their needs.  Reach out to them to see what you can do to help them.

I will putting wish lists and needs for each of our facilities on the facebook page and on the Department website as they come.  Check it out and see what you can do to help.

Please make sure to report, report, report!!!  I would love to see pictures of what you have been doing and to share it with our Auxiliaries.

Thank you for your continued support of the Hospital Program and I look forward to a very productive year.




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Department Hospital Program 23-24
Department Hospital Report Form 23-24     (click above for online reporting)

Nattional Hospital Program 23-24
National Hospital Report 23-24

2021-2022 Hospital Sewing Pins Form

2023-2024 Auxiliary Hospital Assignments

VFW Auxiliary Hospital Program Guide (Does NOT include VAVS)

Veterans Administration Voluntary Service

Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 or text to 838255 or chat at

Women Veterans: and

Women Veterans Call Center: 855.VA.WOMEN (1.855.829.6636)

National Salute to Veteran Patients:

Salute to Veterans 2023

Artistry for Hines Article 1

Artistry for Hines Article 2 



Hospital Wish Lists

Anna Wish List

Anna 2023

Illianna 2023

LaSalle 2023

Clothing Room Needs List JB

JB Wish list February 2024



Hospital – July 2023                 Marion VA  – July 2023
Hospital – Sept 2023                Anna Veterans Home – Sept 2023      Hines VA – Sept 2023               Illiana – Sept 2023    Jesse Brown VA – Sept 2023
Hospital Nov 23                        Hines VA Nov 23                                Illiana VA Nov 23
Hospital – January 2024           LaSalle Veterans Home                     Marion VA
Hospital – March 2024              Hospital Hines VA                              Hospital Illiana VA                     Hospital Quincy