Illinois Marine Families


Illinois Marine Families

This state group is for Marines and family members who live in Illinois to connect and share on the OpSEC compliant, Inc. Marine Family Network Community.

Members: 169
Latest Activity: Nov 7

Welcome to the Illinois Group!

Your Volunteer Moderator for this MFN group is 1~HCC_proud mom (Keri).  If you have questions or concerns about the group, please add Keri as a friend so you can talk with her directly, or ask in the forum below.

If you have questions or concerns about the group, please add Sandy as a friend so you can talk with her directly, or ask in the forum below.

Click here for quick access to the Illinois Marine Families News Articles discussion forum.


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Illinois Marine Families News Articles

Started by 1~sandyr, MFN VO & VPMM. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Oct 5. 22 Replies


Started by 1~sandyr, MFN VO & VPMM. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) May 16. 252 Replies

Husband leaving 9-23-13 for boot camp

Started by RctWife13. Last reply by RctWife13 Sep 18, 2013. 2 Replies

Marine Family Around Springfield

Started by MOMof2. Last reply by Momraptor Jul 30, 2013. 1 Reply

Since this is the best state EVER...

Started by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) Jan 5, 2013. 0 Replies

Central IL

Started by Kenneths Mom (Shayna). Last reply by MissLaura Oct 26, 2012. 8 Replies

I would like to introduce myself...

Started by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam). Last reply by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) Oct 18, 2012. 2 Replies

Im from central Illinois

Started by proudmarinemom. Last reply by RyansMom(Gina) Aug 23, 2012. 31 Replies

Frankfort, Illinois Lincoln Way High School

Started by John4th. Last reply by catone Mar 10, 2012. 5 Replies

Looking to Volunteer during the Holiday Season.

Started by pam660. Last reply by 1~sandyr, MFN VO & VPMM Nov 23, 2011. 6 Replies

Just wanted to introduce myself!

Started by librarian. Last reply by LibertyMom Nov 15, 2011. 10 Replies


Started by LibertyMom. Last reply by LibertyMom Oct 31, 2011. 2 Replies

new to group

Started by Mom of 3. Last reply by 1~PMMOM (Martha) Sep 4, 2011. 1 Reply

Anyone have a Reservist with the Peoria Marines?

Started by JVMom321. Last reply by 1~PMMOM (Martha) Aug 9, 2011. 1 Reply

We are from Illinois!

Started by imsoproudofAndy11~Tammy. Last reply by Kenneths Mom (Shayna) Aug 8, 2011. 50 Replies

Anyone have a Son or Grandson in SOI at Camp Pendleton ?

Started by BusyGma. Last reply by 1~wimom123 (Sue) Jul 29, 2011. 6 Replies

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Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on November 7, 2015 at 3:29pm
Veterans Day 2015: Ceremonies and events

Posted on Thursday, November 5, 2015 12:46 pm
Posted in Honoring Vets by Tim Hudak

On this Veterans Day, we salute our Veterans and extend our gratitude for their service. They are our relatives, friends, neighbors and co-workers. These individuals committed to a cause larger than their own and accepted the challenge to defend our Nation.

Find Veterans Day 2015 ceremonies and events below. Don’t see your communities? List it in the comments and we will post it here.
Comment by KrisLeigh on October 5, 2015 at 9:15pm

The ability for it to travel is logistically amazing. The video was very well done and brings a beauty of honoring the memory to an otherwise ugly reality of loss. Its a privilege to be able to give respect to others' losses, especially when we cant go so far away to do so. I cant even imagine what it will be like when its all combined into one memorial!!

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on October 5, 2015 at 8:46pm
From what I read, the mission is to create a memorial for every state began in 2011, in hopes of achieving this goal by 2016, when all 50 exhibits will be brought together for a National Tour.

Until then, the completed memorials remain in their home state and travel to hometowns of the Fallen and other communities, often enhanced by Legion or Patriot Guard Rider escorts and opening ceremonies.
Comment by KrisLeigh on October 5, 2015 at 8:38pm

That's amazing <3

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on October 5, 2015 at 6:36pm

Remembering Our Fallen

“Remembering Our Fallen” is a war memorial that consists of individual state memorials created to remember our country’s Fallen from The War on Terror since the Twin Towers fell on September 11, 2001. But unlike most war memorials made of brick and mortar, these are designed to travel so that more people can have the opportunity to remember our Fallen while being reminded of the tremendous cost of our freedom. Its legacy will be that these men and women will be remembered and their names will be spoken.

Comment by KrisLeigh on September 22, 2014 at 11:55pm

Thnx Keri :)

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on September 22, 2014 at 8:24pm
CFC -- Combined Federal Campaign
I think it's tied into the MCHF, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation and they display artifacts in certain times in Marine Corps history. At least this is what I understand from reading the MCHF web page.
Someone feel free to correct me if I am wrong. :)
Comment by KrisLeigh on September 22, 2014 at 10:04am

What is CFC?

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on September 21, 2014 at 8:04am
This week if anyone interested -- CFC Exhibits at Scott Air Force Base, September 23rd.
Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on August 23, 2014 at 12:24am
If anyone is interested, August 23, 2014, Marengo, IL. All day: 1st Annual Motorcycle Run benefitting The Heart Of A Marine Foundation

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