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Gold Star Mother's Day Luncheon 2017

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Cantigny Park

1 S 151 Winfield Road

LeJardin Banquet Room

Wheaton, IL 60189

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Every year on the last Sunday in September, we honor all Illinois Gold Star Mothers on Gold Star Mother’s Day. President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared the first Gold Star Mother’s Day in 1936, and this year, we will observe American’s 81st Gold Star Mother’s Day.

This year, we will be marking this solemn occasion with a ceremony at the Cantigny Park located at 1S151 Winfield Road in Wheaton, IL on Sunday, September 24th. Doors will open at 11:30am in the LeJardin Banquet Room, located in the Visitor's Center. The program will begin at 12:00 p.m. and is expected to last about an hour with a private reception to follow. The USO of Illinois, Verizon Foundation and other organizations who will be featured in our official program, have very kindly provided underwriting for this event.

Please note in your RSVP the Name of Your Fallen Hero-Name, Rank, and Branch of Service. (Families, please list names of all attending in your party and relation to the fallen hero)

**Families traveling greater than 80 miles are eligible for hotel accommodations**.

Please use the link below if you require hotel accommodations we only have 20 rooms, which is available on a first come first serve basis (King & Queen Occupancy options available). For hotel reservations families need to use the link below or call the hotel directly to make a reservation. Please mention you are attending the Gold Star Mother’s Day event or you can mention the code “GLO”.

Hotel accomdations can be made using this link:


Group Code: GLO





Hotel Name:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago Lombard Oak Brook

Hotel Address:

707 East Butterfield Road

Lombard, Illinois 60148

Phone Number: 630-971-4237

We look forward to seeing you at the event.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Onsite parking at the hotel is free. Parking at Cantigny Park on Sunday, September 24th are free as well. Both facilities are ADA accessible and have Handicap parking on site.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Questions regarding Gold Star Mother's Day Weekend should be directed to your Gold Star Liaison, Nicole N. Mandeville via email at or phone 312-814-1121.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, tickets will be collected at the door to verify Gold Star Families represented and to insure accurate headcount.

Can I update my registration information?

Registration information can be updated by emailing Nicole N. Mandeville at

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

No, we ask that for each person who registers please bring their registration with them to the Luncheon. We use registration to verify attendance.

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Cantigny Park

1 S 151 Winfield Road

LeJardin Banquet Room

Wheaton, IL 60189

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