Veterans Commission

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.


Chairperson
Wiley Roberts

Members
Norm Pestlin
Robert Baisa
William Rasmussen
Anthony Castillo
Chris Hansley
Jim Hudik - Commander, V.F.W Post 2791
Bill Porter - Commander, American Legion Post 615

Associate Members
Jack Morley
Arlene Morley
Ken Wrezzes
Jim Taylor
Eva J. Reyes
John Connon

Commission Secretary
Norm Pestlin

Staff Liaison
Pat Carr


Monthly Meetings
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.


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
17423 S. 67th Court
(708) 532-1737
www.post615.com

Veterans of Foreign Wars (V.F.W.) Post 2791
17147 S. Oak Park Ave.
(708) 532-2333
www.vfw2791.org

Korean War Veterans Association
South Suburban Chapter 23
17211 S. Odell Ave.
(708) 532-5950
http://kwva.us

Marine Corp League
Kevin Clarke - Detachment 1217
17147 S. Oak Park Ave.
(708) 614-6093
www.mclnational.org


For information on auxiliary and motorcycle units contact the corresponding veterans group.


Additional Resources Veteran Employment Opportunities