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Cheryl Neylon (left) thanks Joseph E. Ritter, of Homer Glen, for his service as a combat medic in the military on Saturday, Oct. 28, outside the Jewel-Osco in Homer Glen. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media
Pat Biedess makes a donation toward the Wreaths Across America program at the Make A Difference Day table set up by the Homer Glen Junior Woman’s Club outside the Jewel-Osco in Homer Glen.
HGJWC members Hiedi France (left) and Cheryl Neylon pose for a photo during the fundraiser and passing out of thank you cards to veterans and their families.
Dorothy Lardino (left) gets a Wreaths Across America form from Lisa Johnson (middle) and Maggie Slezak outside Jewel-Osco.
The HGJWC ended up handing out 180 thank you cards for veterans and their families and collecting enough money to sponsor 70 wreaths for Wreaths Across America.
Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter
5:57 pm CDT October 30, 2017
It doesn’t take much. With a few spare seconds, two words and a kind gesture, anyone can say “thank you” to the brave men and women of the military.