Monday, October 23, 2006

Remember Illinois Veterans with Leo High School - November 3rd

The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs and Leo High School invites every one to the 7th Annual Leo High School Veterans Observance Ceremony at the Leo War Memorial in the Leo High School Courtyard on 79th Street at 11AM on Friday November 3rd.Leo High School has held this event on the Friday before Veterans Day each year at the Leo WarMemorial dedicated in 1965 by the Leo High School Alumni. The two hundred names of Leo Men killed in the service of their country has been expanded to include all public servicemen ( Police, Fire, Postal, Government, and Charitable). Chicago Police Office, Marine Veteran, and Leo Alumnus Eric Lee's Family was so honored when Eric Lee was killed in the line of duty.Assistant Director for Illinois Veterans Affairs, Rochelle Crump has been instumental in making this annual event a great success. The Windy City Veterans, Leo Alumni Association, The Montford Point Marine Association, The Burbank Marine Color Guard and students of Leo High School welcome the public and honor all who serve their country and their communities. Call Mr. Pat Hickey at ( 773) 224-9600 for more information.Leo High School7901 S. Sangamon StreetChicago, IL 60620


Victor,  6:00 PM  

While I do not agree with Hickey all the time, this is good stuff and should be congratulated

Levois 9:19 PM  

I didn't know there was such a tradition there at Leo.

Pat Hickey 7:29 AM  

Tradition is what it is all about Levois, my friend. Leo has no debt, operates on a balanced budget, zero defict, admits students who score below the 40% percentile on entrance exams and - get this - after four years at Leo 93% go on to colleges and universities around the country: Notre Dame, West Point, Purdue, Boston College,Northwestern, Loras, U of I and Loyola to name but a few were Leo Men matriculate.

99.9% of that financial support comes from the old guys pictured above - last year over $ 300,000 in financial assistance to the families of students.

More importantly, our students have mentors for life guys that are in the pipeline and reach back to help kids not so blessed. Not a bad mission - Leo. Wish Oprah and a few others would think that this was a 'sexy' story.

Anonymous,  11:40 AM  

Oprah proabably doesn't want a story on what really works to help low income people or give any credit to the Catholic Church.

If Hickey would do more posts like this and less politics, everyone would love him (besides maybe Oprah)

Keep up the good work Hickey and Leo

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