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Mundelein Police Honor Veterans #289Z

Veterans honored by Mundelein Police #289Z pen & ink drawing with prints by artist Stephen F. Condren at Condren Galleries.

Veterans Appreciation Dinner Sponsored By Mundelein Police Department

With highest honor, this article is about the Mundelein Police Department sponsoring the Veterans Appreciation Dinner #289Z, written by artist and United States Navy Veteran, Stephen F. Condren, BFA-SAIC, of Condren Galleries, a Fine Arts Gallery. Congratulations Mundelein Police Department!

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Location

Carl Sandburg Middle School, Mundelein, Illinois

Veterans Honored By Mundelein Police #289Z

Families, Staff, and students of Mundelein High School, and Carl Sandburg Middle School give their time, energy, and talent to deliver to all Veterans an outstanding Appreciation Dinner.

Sponsor

The Mundelein After School Coalition paid for this dinner with donations and fundraising.

Photographs

Credit for all photography is honorable given to Mundelein Police Officer Dan Gorski.

My Account Of The Veterans Appreciation Dinner By Mundelein Police #289Z

I arrived at the dinner at 5:30 and the doors were opened welcoming me. When I entered Carl Sandburg Middle School I was greeted by Officers of the Mundelein Police Department and students from both Mundelein High School and Carl Sandburg Middle School. With a greeting such as this it is difficult not to be impressed.

The entire entry and dining area was decorated with red white, and blue ribbons, flags, flowers and more. On the side as a table that displayed the battle equipment used by the military for our defense.

Most of the table were set with different American Legion Posts or other Veteran organizations. Since many of the Veterans know each other from their posts it made it easy to be comfortable and enjoy the evening.

Program & Prayer

After everyone had arrived a gentleman from the American Legion addressed everyone and gave a talk and the meaning of what it is to be a Veteran and our time of recognition to all veterans here. He then went on to talk about the table set with no people, explaining that this table was for the Veterans that were no longer with us, and that a candle was lit in their honor.

After the speech a prayer was said to God in thanks and gratitude. After this the speaker ask for each branch of the military to stand up. This was done service by service. Following this the speaker then asked for the servicemen & women of each war era to stand, starting with World War II.

Dining Area

The entire school cafeteria was used for hosting this event. There were large round tables with settings of eight and at the east end a large long table for 30 was set for the Lake County Veterans & Family Services. There were large balloons and streamers stemming from the balloons and flanking out along the ceiling to the corners. It all looked so very fine.

The Dinner

Alter the pray people started table by table to go to the center where there were hors d’ oeuvres being offered. While the people were students from Mundelein High School went from table to table taking orders. They offered us choices from the menu, which can be seen below.

Veterans from all over Lake County came for the dinner, including those from the James A. Lovell Health Care Center at Great Lakes Naval Base. It was an honor to behold all these people.

Mundelein After School Coalition and Police Department ~ Thank you!

Menu for Veterans Appreciation Dinner from the Mundelein Police Department.
Menu for Veterans Appreciation Dinner from the Mundelein Police Department.

The People

Veteran organizations

Mundelein Police Veterans Appreciation Dinner with artist Stephen F. Condren.
1. Paul Baffico, Stephen F. Condren, George R. Gandara
People in line at Mundelein Police Veterans Dinner.
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People being served at Mundelein Police Veterans Dinner.
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A woman working at Mundelein Police Veterans Dinner.
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People being served at Mundelein Police Veterans Dinner.
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Veterans sitting at Mundelein Police Veterans Dinner.
6, Peter Kristan with a fellow World War II Veteran.
Sgt. George R. Gandara at Mundelein Police Veterans Dinner.
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Veterans cars and boats pulling up to the dinner.
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Mundelein police officers serving veterans.
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Severs at Mundelein Veterans Dinner.
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Veterans sitting at Mundelein Police Veterans Dinner.
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Veterans sitting at Mundelein Police Veterans Dinner.
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Veterans sitting at Mundelein Police Veterans Dinner.
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Police Officer Rachel Messina and colleagues.
14, Officer Rachel Messina with friends.

Police Offering Service

Veterans honored by Mundelein Police #289Z pen & ink drawing with prints by artist Stephen F. Condren at Condren Galleries.
15, Officer Rachel Messina with fellow Mundelein police officer.
Speaker and Mundelein Police Veterans Dinner.
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Prayer at Mundeleing Police Veterans Dinner.
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Veterans Appreciation Dinner from the Mundelein Police Department.
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Speaker and Mundelein Police Veterans Dinner.
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Speaker and Mundelein Police Veterans Dinner.
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Speaker and Mundelein Police Veterans Dinner.
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Students Giving Honor

Severs at Mundelein Veterans Dinner.
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Severs at Mundelein Veterans Dinner.
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Severs at Mundelein Veterans Dinner.
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Sgt. George R. Gandara at Mundelein Police Veterans Dinner.
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Severs at Mundelein Veterans Dinner.
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Students Learning

Severs at Mundelein Veterans Dinner.
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Line for dinner at Mundelein Police Veterans Dinner.
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Our Country’s Flag

Veterans Appreciation Dinner from the Mundelein Police Department.
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Mundelein Police Officer Rachel Messina at Veterans Dinner.
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Line for dinner at Mundelein Police Veterans Dinner.
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Line for dinner at Mundelein Police Veterans Dinner.
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Candle burning in honor of lost Veterans at Mundein Veterans Dinner.
34, A candle burning in honor of those that are missing.
Veterans Appreciation Dinner from the Mundelein Police Department.
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People Preparing

Veterans sitting at Mundelein Police Veterans Dinner.
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Line for dinner at Mundelein Police Veterans Dinner.
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Line for dinner at Mundelein Police Veterans Dinner.
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Veterans Appreciation Dinner from the Mundelein Police Department.
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Veterans sitting at Mundelein Police Veterans Dinner.
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James A. Lovell Health Care Center Arriving

Captain James A. Lovell Veterans attend Mundelein Police Dinner.
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Captain James A. Lovell Veterans attend Mundelein Police Dinner.
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Captain James A. Lovell Veterans attend Mundelein Police Dinner.
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Captain James A. Lovell Veterans attend Mundelein Police Dinner.
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Captain James A. Lovell Veterans attend Mundelein Police Dinner.
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Team Spirit

Severs at Mundelein Veterans Dinner.
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Severs at Mundelein Veterans Dinner.
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Severs at Mundelein Veterans Dinner.
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Mundelein Police Offering Support

Veterans Appreciation Dinner from the Mundelein Police Department.
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Veterans Appreciation Dinner from the Mundelein Police Department.
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Veterans Appreciation Dinner from the Mundelein Police Department.
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Severs at Mundelein Veterans Dinner.
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Severs at Mundelein Veterans Dinner.
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Volunteers Offering Service

Severs at Mundelein Veterans Dinner.
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Veterans Appreciation Dinner from the Mundelein Police Department.
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Veterans sitting at Mundelein Police Veterans Dinner.
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Veterans sitting at Mundelein Police Veterans Dinner.
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Veterans sitting at Mundelein Police Veterans Dinner.
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Severs at Mundelein Veterans Dinner.
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Stephen F. Condren at Mundelein Police Veterans Dinner.
60, This is me, telling the ladies to skip with what is on the menu, and please get me the Pheasant under glass, Champaign, and Baked Alaska!
Veterans sitting at Mundelein Police Veterans Dinner.
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Veterans Appreciation Dinner from the Mundelein Police Department.
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Peter Kristan at Mundelein Police Veterans Dinner.
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Mundelein Police Academy Alumni Association.
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Our Speakers

Veterans Appreciation Dinner from the Mundelein Police Department.
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Severs at Mundelein Veterans Dinner.
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Severs at Mundelein Veterans Dinner.
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Severs at Mundelein Veterans Dinner.
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Severs at Mundelein Veterans Dinner.
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Weapons of war at Mundelein Police Veterans Dinner
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Severs at Mundelein Veterans Dinner.
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Table settings at Mundelein Police Veterans Dinner.
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Mundelein Police Officer Rachel Messina.
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Veterans Appreciation Dinner from the Mundelein Police Department.
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Veterans Appreciation Dinner from the Mundelein Police Department.
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Lake County Veterans & Family Services

Table settings at Mundelein Police Veterans Dinner.
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Severs at Mundelein Veterans Dinner.
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Table settings at Mundelein Police Veterans Dinner.
78, Empty table setting for those soldiers not with us.
Severs at Mundelein Veterans Dinner.
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Table settings at Mundelein Police Veterans Dinner.
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Table settings at Mundelein Police Veterans Dinner.
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Table settings at Mundelein Police Veterans Dinner.
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Table settings at Mundelein Police Veterans Dinner.
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Table settings at Mundelein Police Veterans Dinner.
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Table settings at Mundelein Police Veterans Dinner.
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Table settings at Mundelein Police Veterans Dinner.
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Table settings at Mundelein Police Veterans Dinner.
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Stephen F. Condren with Robert Kokaska.
88, Robert Kokaska and Stephen F. Condren

Watercolor

  • Painting

The watercolor rendering.

Scans

  • JPEG & PDF

Scans of Veterans honored by Mundelein Police #289Z are available in JPEG or PDF formats for making prints, note cards, or posters.

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  • Fine Arts Gallery

Condren Galleries is pleased to have been to participate in Veterans honored by Mundelein Police #289Z.

Stephen F. Condren For Veterans Honored By Mundelein Police #289Z

  • Artist

As an artist and veteran I am proud to have been invited to the dinner for veterans honored by Mundelein Police #289Z.

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Veterans honored by Mundelein Police #289Z pen & ink drawing with prints by artist Stephen F. Condren at Condren Galleries.

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