An unexpected September heat wave pushed over the National Home with temperatures in the low 90’s on both Illinois and Indiana Day this year! Despite the sweltering heat, members from Illinois arrived at the National Home Saturday morning ready for a day of touring their homes and the facilities. They enjoyed walking the grounds and learning about the National Home and our program. They also had a chance to see the Sun canopy, benches and maple tree that were donated as part of the Nursery Summer Fun Time package by the VFW Department of Illinois Auxiliary This area will provide much-needed shade for the nursery kids during outside playtime. Sunday morning we welcomed our friends from the Department of Indiana and took them on guided tours of the nursery, guest lodge, and pond as well as the Indiana house. Some of our visitors were experiencing the National Home and our beautiful grounds for the first time. We also had a special visitor with us, 91-year-old WWII veteran, Paul Meyers of Indianapolis, IN. We are always so thankful to share the National Home with our friends from the VFW Departments of Illinois and Indiana. It is a great opportunity for everyone to see the lasting impact that their donations make and get educated about our program. Working together like this, we can have even more of an impact on the lives of veterans and their families. To see photos from Illinois Day, click here. To see photos from Indiana Day, click here.