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Veterans Honored for their Service

On Sunday, November 11, 2018, Bears of Hope joined The Carrington at Lincolnwood, a senior living residence in Lincolnwood, Illinois, for its Veteran’s Day Concert.  The concert was open to residents and the public.The Lincolnwood Chamber Orchestra performed the concert, under the direction of artistic director, Phillip Simmons.  

Veterans came to Bears of Hope’s table before and after the concert.  They represented all branches of service and served in World War 
II; the Korean War; or Vietnam. A WWII veteran told us, “I’m looking forward to going on the ‘Honor Flight’ next spring. Maybe I’ll even meet a ‘buddy I served with.”  Carrington Director of Life Enrichment, Loree Kilian, commented, “Having Bears of Hope added so much meaning to today’s event. I appreciate them being here. The bears are great!