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Cook County Veterans Resource Fair

Partner Event
The Cook County Department of Veterans Affairs (CCVA) is pleased to announce the return of its annual veterans resource fair at the Brookfield Zoo. In addition to providing a space for military community members to connect with veteran service organizations, CCVA is honoring and celebrating the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legions of Cook County at this year's event. For decades these organizations have been a pillar of support by offering camaraderie and making available services known to the military community of Cook County. Schedule of events for the resource fair: • 9:30 a.m. - service members can begin arriving • 10 a.m. - the program begins and formal remarks are given • 11 a.m. - animal ambassadors take the stage, service members can visit vendor booths and lunch is provided at no cost • 12 p.m. - event concludes, service members can walk the zoo grounds for free Proof of military service is encouraged. Acceptable forms of identification include: DD214 with photo ID, Veteran ID card or Military CAC card. RVSP by Friday, September 22, 2023. Parking Information Please enter Brookfield Zoo at the South Gate, located near the corner of Golf Road and Ridgewood Road in Brookfield, IL (3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL 60513). At the parking gate, state you are here for the Cook County Veterans Resource Fair event for complimentary parking. Once past the parking gate, proceed to the right and follow the signs to the Discovery Center. Park in the Discovery Center Parking Lot. Proceed past the Discovery Center and take a left towards the Pavilions. Registration for the event will take place outside the Pavilions. Brookfield Zoo will have golf carts available for anyone who needs assistance. Questions: If you have any questions, please email: Maj. Deanna "De" Love at or call (312) 603-6423.
Thursday, September 28, 2023
09:30 AM to 12:00 PM CDT
Brookfield Zoo
  • 3300 Golf Road
  • Brookfield , IL 60513