Join Naperville Responds For Veterans when they host their annual “Strength and Honor” Luncheon beginning at noon on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, to honor and give thanks to Veterans.

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

This year’s featured speaker will be Jan Barbour. She has been married to an Army Veteran, who served during Vietnam, for more than 50 years and will present The Other Side, a spouse’s perspective of living with and supporting Veterans domestically and abroad.

Jan Barbour married her husband, Mike, just 19 days before his deployment to Vietnam in 1968. They did not speak of 1968 for nearly 30 years. In the early 1990s, her husband was encouraged to join the local VFW, Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873, and Jan’s Veteran support role became increasingly important.

Barbour has been involved with countless Veteran organizations and causes and was the longtime Poppy Days coordinator in Naperville.

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

Mission: Naperville Responds For Veterans assists Veterans and their families in need, especially those with low and moderate income, by raising donations of money, building materials, and professional labor; and coordinating the process of repairing, building, and donating homes. Naperville Responds For Veterans is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that provides services to Veterans in need and those in crisis.