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    Patriotic Spirit in Small Town America

    by deecat Updated Jun 9, 2005

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    In Gurnee, Illinois, like many other small towns in America, the people and organizations are quite patriotic.

    When the new Police Station was built a few years ago, they also designated space for a War Memorial.

    It's located in front of the Police Station at the corner of O'Plaine Road and Washington Street, facing east.

    This monument is made of white granite set on a dark granite base. The base has five brass emblems across it for the:

    United States Navy Corps
    United States Army Corps
    United States Marine Corps
    United States Air Force Corps
    United States National Guard

    The top of the monument is a portion of the American Flag with a rifle and a helmet atop it symbolizing the death of a person who served his/her country. The inscription reads:

    "In Memory of the sons and daughters of Warren Township who gave their lives during military conflicts of the United States so that freedom might prevail"

    The MIA (Missing In Action) Flag stands beside it; the American Flag stands behind it; the Illinois Flag stands on the other side of it.

    I love the simplicity and elegance of it. This tribute is especially lovely during these troubled times when we are at war. Several of our young people have been killed or injured these last few years, and I know that this memorial is a comfort to their loved ones.

    Gurnee's War Memorial
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    Senior Dignity: Sunrise Senior Living

    by deecat Updated Jun 8, 2005

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    In the U.S., few seniors live with their families as in other countries. Many live in Nursing Homes. Sunrise Senior Living here in Gurnee is an alternative.

    Over 20 years ago, Paul & Terry Klaassen started Sunrise to create alternative senior living options that emphasize quality of life. Sunrise is a "resident-centered" approach to living & begins with the senior's needs.

    A broad range of lifestyles at Sunrise:

    For seniors who wish to enjoy an ACTIVE life without worrying about household maintenance. Seniors live in apartments where they can have their own furniture, even their own small pet. All meals are eaten in the beautiful dining room, and many activites are available.

    For seniors who need some help with daily activities like bathing, dressing, & medication reminders. Focus is on wellness & keeping residents as independent as possible. They have appointed living spaces, delicious meals, & engage in social activities, transportation, & personalized assistance and care.

    For seniors with memory impairments. It's in a seperate part of the home with activities they enjoy & can feel successful at in specially designed surroundings that are both safe & stimulating.

    For seniors with more complex care needs; they receive 24-hour skilled nursing; post-hospital & post-surgical care; restorative care; physical, occupational and speech therapy; pharmacy service; family counseling.

    When family members are away or need a short break from care-giving. It's also for seniors needing some assistance after surgery or during an illness.
    I visited Sunrise, and it is beautiful, caring, & so "home like" that I feel most seniors would love it there.

    They have games, dancing, computers, a snack bar, a soda fountain, wrap-around porches, gardens to work in, bird houses & feeding stations, &nd lovely, large apartments.

    Phone: (847)856-8100

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    Church on Sunday is a Tradition in Gurnee

    by deecat Updated Jun 8, 2005

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    There are several churches representing a myriad of denominations in Gurnee, serving the spiritual and ecumenical needs of residents.

    If you are ever in Gurnee on a Sunday, feel free to join in with the Sunday morning services at the Church of your choice.

    Most churches have at least two services for the early risers and for the late risers.

    Here are a few of the Churches in Gurnee:

    1.Immanuel Baptist Church
    2300 Dilleys Road
    Gurnee, IL 60031
    (10:00 am sunday worship)

    2. Gurnee Community Church
    4555 West Grand Avenue
    Gurnee, Illinois 60031
    (8:00 & 10:30 am Sunday Worship)

    3. Lakeland Evangelical Free Church
    440 N. Hunt Club Road
    Gurnee, Illinois 60031
    (10:45 am Sunday Worship)

    4. Church of the Annunciation
    5725 W. Stearns School Road
    Gurnee, Illinois 60031

    5. Heartland Community Christian Church
    Corner of Washington & Almond
    Gurnee, Illinois 60031

    6. Joy Lutheran Church
    Hunt Club Road
    Gurnee, Illinois 60031
    9:00 am Traditional Worship
    10:10 am Contemporary Worship

    7. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day
    Great Lakes NTC Branch
    411 North O'Plaine Road
    Gurnee, Illinois 60031

    8. Bethel Lutheran Church
    5110 Grand Avenue
    Gurnee, IL

    9. Village Church of Gurnee
    1319 N. Hunt Clb. Rd.
    Gurnee, IL

    10. St Paul The Apostle Church
    6401 Gages Lk Rd
    Gurnee, IL
    (10 am Sunday Services)

    11. First Christian Church
    Washing Street
    Gurnee, IL

    Phone: see above telephone numbers

    First Christian Church
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