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The Veterans Garage
14846 S. McKinley
Posen, IL 60469
Open to the Public
Call Joe Werner: 708-516-0301
Call or email for more info or
to schedule a tour or visit
We do not have set hours, but we are
generally available to meet your needs
Welcome to The Veterans Garage
- An Illinois 501(c)3 Corp.
We are Veterans and Patriots proudly dedicated to the restoration, preservation, maintenance and display of Historic Military Vehicles and Equipment.
More importantly, we honor the Men and Women of the Armed Services by providing our vehicles at Veteran related events such as Parades, Welcome Home Escorts, Dedications and MUCH, MUCH more.
We offer to display privately owned Military Vehicles in support of events and programs hosted by organizations that work on behalf of Veterans - Such as The USO BBQ for The Brave, Operation: Firm Handshake, Operation: Honor, The Veterans Food Drive hosted by Caring Patriots, The Villages of Park Forest, Tinley Park, Richton Park, Matteson, Glenwood and Orland Park Veterans Commissions, Vet Tech, The Keeling Family Foundation, Veterans Vision of Orland Park, numerous VFWs, American Legions and many more.
The Veterans Garage is also a working maintenance and restoration facility that is made available for Military Vehicle owners to work on their Historic Vehicles. We'll even help transport vehicles to the garage to be inspected, maintained and repaired as needed to help keep this Historic equipment in operation.
More recently, we've begun refurbishing Historic Military equipment on public display. We've successfully refurbished FOUR M5 Anti-Tank 3" Guns for local VFW's, American Legions, Park Districts and Villages. We're currently refurbishing a 1970's Nike MIssile for the Village of Oak Forest Park District.
We're proud to announce our newest project - OPERATION: PBR Rescue. On behalf of Retired Vietnam Veteran John McClurg (owner and PBR Captain), we are assisting in the complete restoration of PBR 31RP7116 (River Patrol Boat), an Icon of the Brown Water Navy. Click here to see the story, photo and video documentation of the work.
FREE ADMISSION and FREE PARTICIPATION
NO DUES OR MEMBERSHIPS REQUIRED
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Come and Visit The Veterans Garage To See...
Historic Military Vehicles
A Working Maintenance, Repair and Restoration Workshop
Private Collections of Historic Military Artifacts
There's A Lot You Can Do at The Veterans Garage
The Veterans Garage is an Illinois 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation. There are no paid employees. All donations are used to offset the following: