Chicago celebrated the Army\'s Birthday in Daley Center, 11 June 2009. Honored guests included Mr. Dan Grant, Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs for the state of Illinois, Mr. John Scully, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army, Medal of Honor Recipient Mr. Allen J. Lynch, Command Sergeant Major William P. Lindo, the senior NCO for the Military Entrance Processing Command and Miss Illinois. Musical performances were conducted by the 85th Army Band, Ms. Alison Ruble, USO of Illinois and Mr. Joe Cantafio, 101st Rock Division. The ceremony included Recruiter Ring and Morrel Award presentations and a future Soldier Swear-in Ceremony. Remarks were provided by Mr. Dan Grant and Command Sergeant Major Lindo.