Veteran's Day Celebration 2017 - "Returning the Favor with Mike Rowe"

CONTACT:  Celeste Duignan, Oak Park Township Senior Services Nutrition Program Manager





October 20, 2017


Oak Park Township Senior Lunch Program to host a Veteran’s Day Celebration

On Thursday November 9, 2017, Veteran Staff Sergeant Albert Parr will join the lunch program to view the internet show “Returning the Favor with Mike Rowe.”  Parr was medically retired due to injuries sustained while deployed. Parr returned home and became involved with “Operation Combat Bikesaver,” a not-for-profit group of veterans helping veterans who were highlighted and interviewed by Mike Rowe.  The group is known for stripping down and rebuilding motorcycles with veterans who suffer from combat related issues like post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries. This is a fantastic documentary which recognizes the efforts of those who do good for others. 

The documentary will begin at 11:30am and last about 20 minutes with a short question and answer session to follow.  Oak Park Township Senior Services is located at 130 S. Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, IL  60302. 


About Operation Combat Bikesaver

Operation Combat Bikesaver provides a workshop for Veterans and first responders suffering from PTSD and/or TBI and/or depression.  This workshop includes trained individuals skilled in various areas of Motorcycle fabrication, restoration, and customization to help teach candidates that there is more to life than negativity.  Once the project is completed by the candidate, it is theirs to keep or donate to another candidate of their choosing.  More information at

About Oak Park Township

Oak Park Township designs and administers services, grants, and partnerships that benefit senior citizens, at-risk youth, and financially challenged community members; assists in planning and funding local mental health services; and provides voter services, property tax information, and appeal assistance. More information at

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