Western Springs Baptist Church OWLS Seniors Group heard about the LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry in a slide presentation at their November meeting. Kare 9s Brutus, Flex, and Brandy (LCC Squad) gave the members the opportunity to give and receive love and compassion. The Kare 9s and their handlers were honored to meet and greet two World War II veterans. The Kare 9 veteran handlers were also thrilled to learn that this church was Rev. Billy Graham’s first church. In 1943, Rev. Graham, a recent graduate of Wheaton College, became pastor of the 100 member church. During his 21 months of ministry there, “Songs in the Night,” a well-known Sunday evening radio vesper service, began broadcasting from the church.