Decatur Celebration is honored to host this year's Welcome Home event for returning Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND) Service Members and Veterans. This event is Saturday, August 5th. Your donation of $100 or more will support a veteran family for a day of fun at Decatur Celebration, providing them with Band Together Wristbands, Food & Drink Tickets, and Carnival Rides. All donation amounts are welcome. Let's show these heroes how happy we are that they are home!
Since 2008, each VA medical center has hosted a Welcome Home event for our returning OEF/OIF/OND Service Members and Veterans. The purpose of the event is show appreciation to our OEF/OIF/OND Veterans and to provide information to our Veterans regarding VA services and benefits that may be available to them. VA Illiana Health Care System strives to make this a family friendly event that can be enjoyed by all ages and works to include local Veteran Service Organizations when able. We cover a large portion of central Illinois and move our annual event to different locations each year, in order to reach out to more of our Veterans. Our Welcome Home events consist of an entertainment venue, a meal, and appreciation. We have partnered with cities, businesses, and Veteran service organizations throughout the years in order to make this happen. We have had great responses in the past from those who have attended. VA Illiana Health Care System aims to make this a fun day that brings our Veterans together and that families can enjoy.