Johnson-Phelps Programs


2021 Voice of Democracy & Patriots Pen Scholarship Competitions

Members of the Johnson-Phelps VFW Post & Ladies Auxiliary- #5220-Oak Lawn, IL. are proud to announce the winners of their Patriots Pen Scholarship Competition.



Pictured from left to right are Auxiliary President Maureen Lueman, Tyler Crouch, 6th Grade Patriots Pen Essay Winner from Oak Lawn Hometown Middle School, Post Commander Bryant Reed and Program Chairmen Rich and Gayle Bukowski.

Mia Castro, 7th Grade Patriot's Pen Essay Winner from Oak Lawn Hometown Middle School pictured with her family and Program Chairmen Rich and Gayle Bukowski.

Pictured from left to right are Auxiliary President Maureen Lueman, Corrin Smith, Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Winner from Lemont High School, Post Commander Bryant Reed and Program Chairmen Rich and Gayle Bukowski.

Pictured from left to right are Auxiliary President Maureen Lueman, Mollie DeFosset, 8th Grade Patriot's Pen Essay Winner from Oak Lawn Hometown Middle School, Post Commander Bryant Reed and Program Chairmen Rich and Gayle Bukowski.
Pictured from left to right are Auxiliary President Maureen Lueman, Georgia DeRousse, Patriotic Art Contest Winner from Marist High School, Post Commander Bryant Reed and Program Chairmen Rich and Gayle Bukowski.


2020 Nominations for Admission to the U.S. Service Academies.

Congressman Dan Lipinski has nominated 15 young men and women from the Third Congressional District of Illinois for Admission to the U.S. Service Academies.

"One of my congressional duties that I value most is helping young men and women pursue their goal to serve our nation by attending one of our military service academies," Rep. Lipinski said. "It is an honor and privilege to be able to nominate these young leaders from the Third District who have demonstrated hard work, leadership, and a commitment to serve others. I commend these outstanding young men and women and wish them the best in this very competitive process."



Nominated members are: 

West Point Military Academy - Evan Goodman, Lemont High School; Liam Ohle, St. Rita of Cascia High School.
Air Force Academy - Brigid Barkmeier, Mother McAuley High School; Jack Barrett, Carl Sandburg High School; Mary Cortesi, Marist High School; Kyle Kras, Victor Jo Andrew High School; Jacob Sampier, USAF Prep School, John F. Kennedy High School; Isaias Toledo, Air Force Academy High School.
Naval Academy - Mia Lisanti, Whitney Young High School; Robert Lupetini, Lyons Township High School; Enzo May, Montini Catholic High School; Rhiannon O’Keefe, Saint Ignatius College Preparatory; Kevin Phelan, Brother Rice High School; Ryan Pierpaoli, Lyons Township High School; Ryan Rice, Brother Rice High School; Kathryn Rost, Providence Catholic High School; John Stewart, DeLaSalle High School.
Merchant Marined Academy - Noah Lyons, Lyons Township High School.

From left to right:

Brian Gray - Blue and Gold Officer, U.S. Naval Academy

Congressman Daniel Lipinski

Roy Johnson - Johnson-Phelps VFW Past Post Commander

State Senator Michael Hastings - U.S. Military Academy at West Point U.S. Army



Johnson-Phelps VFW Post #5520 Buy a Brick Program


Johnson-Phelps VFW Post #5220 is taking orders for memorial bricks to be placed across the street from the VFW.  As you can see by the illustration below, we have plans to fill many sections on the walkway as well as the area around the Flagpole.  This project is currently in phase II and the flag pole area has been filled with bricks so all bricks with forthwith be added to the walkway itself.  

You'll be able to make choices on what text you want to be on the brick as well as an option to add a logo symbol that represents your loved one's organization affiliation.  The walkway honors past and present Veterans, Police Officers and Fireman of Oak Lawn.

As bricks are purchased for the walkway, they will be filled into the rectangular areas on an every other brick basis so your loved one's brick will be more easily findable and to keep the design more pleasing to the visitors of the area.

More photos will be added to this area as it's finished and as weather permits as well (as we all know what Illinois winters can be like!).

You can find information on the prices for bricks from brick sizes to optional logo symbols as well as a detailed symbols page in the PDF file below.  Please feel free to download this and use the order form within it to place your order with us.  Thanks for your patronage and support!

Click here to read and/or download the Buy A Brick Order Form and Info PDF

An illustration of what the finished area will look like when all the bricks and ornamental items are in place.