Veterans Parade

November 10, 2012 6:54:33 AM PST
As we remember and celebrate our nation's veterans on November 11, 2012, two Chicago residents are organizing events that will focus on post 9/11 veterans (Iraq and Afghanistan).

Chicago Welcomes Home the Heroes was founded by civilians who are dedicated to raising awareness and resources for Post-9/11 Veterans and their families.

Cristopher De Phillips, founder and executive director of Chicago Welcomes Home the Heroes (CWHH) ( and Laurie Ipsen, co-founder and director of CWHH, came into our ABC7 studio to tell us about the significance of the event as well as a film screening.

The Chicago Welcomes Home the Heroes Event will feature a Reading of the Fallen Ceremony, a Welcome Home Parade, and a Veterans Resource Festival.

"Chicago Welcomes Home The Heroes"

1. The Reading of the Fallen Ceremony
Friday, December 14, 2012
9:11 am
Thompson Center Outdoor Plaza

2. Chicago Welcomes Home the Heroes Parade
Saturday, December 15, 2012
12:00 pm
Columbus Drive between Balbo and Monroe

3. The Veterans Resource Reception
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Immediately following the parade
Grand Army of the Republic Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center

4. "Hell and Back Again" Screening (2012 Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Film)
Saturday, November 10, 2012
6 p.m.

University of Chicago
Reva and David Logan Ctr. For the Arts
Performance Hall (lower level)
915 E. 60th St.
South Midway at 60th & Drexel

$10 Suggested Donation