On Saturday July 16th, from 11 AM to 1 PM, Court Street Ford will be participating in the annual USO BBQ for the Troops. The BBQ will take place on the lot of Court Street Ford in Bourbonnais. There will be free food for everyone, and WVLI 92.7 will be in attendance doing a live remote! Many dealerships that are a part of the Chicago Automobile Trade Association will be firing up the grill to raise awareness and funds for local troops and their families.
Now about why the USO exists…. The USO’s mission statement is, “to strengthen America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation.” The USO provides centers and programs, such as this BBQ, in order to raise funds that will help meet the needs of the military community.
There are multiple programs like “United Through Reading,” where the USO gives a deployed parent the ability to read a bedtime story to their child, even when they are thousands of miles away. The USO bridges the gap between military personnel and their families/communities in many ways.
So come on out and support the troops by attending the USO BBQ for the Troops on July 16th at Court Street Ford!