Resources

Useful Links

Island View Banquets
Pristine views of the Fox River welcome visitors to a spacious banquet hall which has served as a cornerstone for entertaining groups large and small for more than three decades. Island View Banquets is owned and operated by the Batavia Post 1197 VFW.

National Archives
http://www.archives.gov/veterans/
Military Seperation Document (DD214),  Replace lost medals/awards (no cost), request Medical and Health Records Online.

Military Funeral Honors
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/10/1491
U.S. Code (1491) defining Funeral honors functions at funerals for Military Veterans, e.g. “The Secretary of Defense shall ensure that, upon request, a funeral honors detail is provided for the funeral of any veteran, except when military honors are prohibited under section 985 (a) of this title.”

National VFW Web Site
http://www.vfw.org/
Our National VFW web site. A great resource for VFW News, Events, and Information at the National Level.

National Ladies Auxiliary Web Site
http://www.ladiesauxvfw.org/
The National Ladies Auxiliary web site. Contains the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Online Monthly Magazine, News, Programs and Benefits for Ladies Auxiliary Members.

Veterans and Mesothelioma
http://www.mesotheliomagroup.com/veterans/
A Mesothelioma Support Community Web Site for Veterans. Contains a History of Asbestos use in the Military, Asbestos use by Service Branch, Recent Asbestos Exposure, and VA Benefits for Mesothelioma.

Kane County Veterans Assistance Commission
http://www.countyofkane.org/Pages/veterans.aspx
The Veterans Assistance Commission exists to help veterans access the benefits they earned for serving our great nation.  Whether you are looking to apply for health care, dental insurance, disability compensation, home loan, GI Bill, or State benefits – our office can help!  Don’t try to navigate the benefits bureaucracy alone, our help is free!