The purpose of the Veterans Commission is to recognize the contributions of Tinley Park residents who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States; to assist veterans in preserving their rights in obtaining benefits from various governmental agencies by cooperating with the agencies for the benefit of the veterans; and to educate the citizenry as to the accomplishments and contributions of veterans.
Jim Hudik - Commander, V.F.W Post 2791
Jim Taylor - Commander, American Legion Post 615
The Veterans Commission meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month except for June and July in the Kallsen Center at Tinley Park Village Hall, 16250 S. Oak Park Ave. Agendas, minutes and meeting presentations are posted on the Village website.
Paver Brick Program
Friends and family of soldiers can honor their heroes by purchasing bricks bearing personalized inscriptions that recognize the soldier’s service to our country. These bricks are incorporated into the walkway at the Gen. Patrick E. Rea Veterans Plaza, which sits adjacent to the south entrance of the 80th Avenue Metra train station, 18001 S. 80th Ave., Tinley Park. Residents who are interested in purchasing a brick can fill out a Brick Paver Program application.
NOTE: The deadline to order paver bricks for 2019 has been extended to Aug. 8. Bricks ordered by Aug. 8 will be installed at the plaza in time for Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 11.
Deployed Soldier Form
The Village of Tinley Park is grateful to local soldiers serving in the military and is seeking information on them so they can officially be welcomed home when on leave or returning.
Local Veterans Groups
American Legion Post 615
Veterans of Foreign Wars (V.F.W.) Post 2791
Korean War Veterans Association
Marine Corp League
For information on auxiliary and motorcycle units contact the corresponding veterans group.
- United States Department of Defense
- NARA, Military Personnel Records
- Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- Honor Flight Chicago Application
- Military Resume Example
- Vehicles for Veterans