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Post 2377 Honored at Bull's Game
Who ever said that great things come in small packages, certainly had VFW Post 2377 in Glendale Heights, Illinois in mind. Post 2377 and its Ladies Auxiliary were selected to perform Color Guard and other pre game duties for the Chicago Bulls on Veterans Day, Thursday November 11, 2010 at the United Center in Chicago.
It was certainly an honor for the tiny post and District 19. Three District 19 World War II Veterans Louie LiCastro, Lewis Celli, and Bob Hoffman were selected as Honorary Game Captains and were featured on WGN, Comcast Sports Net (CSN) and broadcasted throughout the world! They also took several pictures with the Luvabulls (Chicago Bulls Cheerleaders) and many other women, and fans throughout the stadium. WW II Veteran Bob Hoffman said that, “It was like the 8th Wonder of the World.”
The Posts’ Ladies Auxiliary members were given autographs by the Chicago Bulls starters prior to the game. Ladies Auxiliary Members Judy Hill and Trina Williams received the autographs of starters Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah. The pre-game show VFW Post 2377 featured in Pre- Game show for Chicago Bulls certainly wasn’t over yet! The Color Guard of Post 2377 that consisted of Color Guard Commander Ron Jones, Post Commander Sonny Carson, Sr. Vice Commander Robert Stack, Post Surgeon John Iardella and Post Adjutant and former District 19 Commander Steve Miller, nearly brought the house down! The crowd of over 21,000 cheering fans applauded and roared at the crisp and razor sharp movements of the color guard, which many believed set the tone for the night. The Bulls won the game versus Golden State 120 – 90.
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