Lipinski, Tobolski to Honor Local Veterans Friday with Silver Star Service Banners

  On Friday, Aug. 12, at 11:30 a.m.

, Cook County Commissioner Jeffrey Tobolski and Congressman Dan Lipinski will honor more than a dozen local veterans with the Silver Star Service Banner at a ceremony in McCook. Several hundred people are expected to attend.

The Silver Star Service Banner is awarded by the Silver Star Families of America to members of the military who were wounded, injured, or became seriously ill while serving in a war zone. The organization revived the tradition of using a silver star to represent a member of the armed forces wounded in combat in 2004.

 Friday’s recipients include veterans of the Afghanistan, Iraq, Vietnam, and Korean wars who represent the following cities and towns: Riverside, Berwyn, Franklin Park, Chicago, Burr Ridge, Westchester, La Grange, Frankfort, Forest Park, and Summit.

 When:           Friday, Aug. 12, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Ceremony begins at 11:30 a.m.

Where:          McCook Athletic Exposition Center (MAX)

4750 South Vernon Avenue, McCook, IL

 Who:     Congressman Dan Lipinski, Cook County Commissioner Jeffrey R. Tobolski, Congressman Mike Quigley, State Senator Steve Landek, State Rep. Mike Zalewski, Cook County Commissioner John Daley, and other elected officials.