Trinity Lutheran - Auburn, Illinois
On Saturday, February 22, LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dog Dinah (Trinity - Auburn, Illinois) was joined by Kare 9 Military Ministry Dog Bethany (Trinity - Danville, Illinois) at the Trinity Lutheran's monthly "22" dinner.
The Black Tigers Honor Guard did a special presentation of certificates to all veterans in attendance. The certificates highlighted the veterans' branch of service, years of service, and all honors received while in service. They also did a presentation of arms and solemn memorial in honor of Active Duty military members, as well as Gold Star families. It was a very moving service for all in attendance, complete with the playing of bagpipes and Taps.
Lutheran Church Charities - Northbrook, Illinois
On Saturday, February 22, the LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry hosted its monthly “22” Dinner & Program. The evening began with the Presentation of Colors, Pledge of Allegiance, the National Anthem, and the Missing Man Table Ceremony, followed by a delicious dinner of chili, tex-mex salad, cornbread casserole, desserts and beverages.
After dinner, the guests were treated to a presentation by Pastor Jim Buckman, who serves as a Chaplain in the Air National Guard. Jim recently completed a deployment to serve the U.S. personnel in Antarctica and shared his experiences living at the bottom of the world.
The "22" monthly dinners have come to mean so much to many of the veterans that attend, from the meal that is served to the time spent with their comrades.