Join Naperville Responds For Veterans when they host their annual “Strength and Honor” Luncheon beginning at noon on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 to honor and give thanks to Veterans.

The Luncheon will be held at the Embassy Suites in Naperville, 1823 Abriter Ct. An 11:30AM arrival and check-in is scheduled with lunch served promptly at noon.

Mike BarbourThis year’s featured speaker will be Veteran advocate Mike Barbour. Barbour served in the Army during Vietnam.

After coming home from Vietnam in 1968, Barbour returned to his wife, Jan, who he married just 19 days before his deployment. They did not speak of 1968 for nearly 30 years. In the early 1990s, he was encouraged to join the local VFW, Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873, and the healing process began.

For more than two decades, Barbour has been involved in leadership roles with countless area Veteran groups. He is a relentless resource for local Veteran service agencies. Most importantly, through his commitment to see that all Veterans receive the benefits and the help they deserve, Barbour continues his campaign to see no Veteran remains silent or alone.

The luncheon is free of charge for Veterans. Veterans wishing to attend are asked to RSVP through the Naperville Responds website.

The cost is $50 for individuals and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more info and to purchase tickets, visit