Laura Knackstedt
4957 Geiger Road
Alhambra, IL 62001

I am a life member of Auxiliary #1377 Greenville in District 12.  I joined under the eligibility of my father, Eldon Nowlin, who served in the Navy during WWII.  Both my father and mother were life members of our Post and Auxiliary.  My husband Kirby and I live on the family farm outside Alhambra.  Along with farming, we also own and operate Grantfork Meats.

Welcome to the 2022-23 year of “Boots on the Ground for Our Veterans”.  This could not be a better theme for us this year as we begin to get back into our VA facilities to assist our Veterans.  Our National President’s theme of “Hands that Serve, Hearts that Care” is a perfect example of what our organization is all about.  This year, I hope to work on some big projects that our VA facilities need assistance with.  Whenever I am made aware of a need at one of our facilities, I will be sending out e-blasts and posting on social media to let our members know what they can do to help.  I look forward to working with you all and seeing the great things we can accomplish when we work together for a common goal.




We have provided a place here for you to download all of the information that we distribute to you through our Program Book and Bi-Monthly Chairmen’s Bulletins.  You will need Adobe Reader, it is a Free program and can be downloaded here  Get Adobe


Department Hospital Program Program 22-23
Department Hospital Report Form 22-23(click here for online reporting)

National Hospital Program 22-23
National Hospital Report 22-23


2021-2022 Hospital Sewing Pins Form

2022-2023 Hospital Assignments


Napierville Donates to Edward Hines Jr VA


Voluntary Service Patient Needs & Services Wish List 2020

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 2022

Hospital Wish Lists

BABY SHOWER Hines 4-2-2022

Jessie Brown Wish List

Wishlist JB JC

Request for Illianna

LaSalle wish list

Marion Wish list and donation description



July 2022

September 2022                ILLIANA VA                          JESSE BROWN VAMC

November 2022                  JESSE BROWN VAMC      Illinois Veterans Home Chicago – November 2022

January 2023                      Illiana VA                             Jesse Brown VAMC

March 2023                        Illiana VA                              Jesse Brown VA