Events for Families

A DAY OF NETWORKING, LEARNING, AND FUN!Connections at Brookfield Zoo  *  August 26, 2018   
This event was for all ages and relationships. We shared memories of loved ones and made new friends with other families. Workshop focused on communication, life after loss, and creative ways of remembering our heros. Read about it • View photo gallery

Our daylong Connections Events are open to all family and friends of fallen Illinois Service Members. The events feature group workshops, creative arts, a time for connecting with other families and learning about local resources.

Groups and workshops give families a place to discuss the wide range of emotions they experience and how they have dealt with the loss of a loved one. Arts workshops for adults and children help them channel their emotions through creativity. The activities are carefully chosen to aid in the process of finding a new normal.

The daylong events are held in the spring and fall, typically in stimulating and family-friendly settings such as Brookfield Zoo and the Childrens Discovery Museum in Normal.

See some captured moments from previous events in our Photo Galleries