Memorial Day

What Memorial Day Means to Me

May 31, 2012 // 0 Comments

by MADDIE LYALS, age 9 Maddie Lyals Many people think Memorial Day is about getting the pool ready or for having picnics because summer is starting soon and the weather will get warm, but what it means to me is spending time with family and for remembering all the soldiers who died for our country. I’m thankful for the wonderful soldiers who put their life at risk to [...]

Local family man risked all, lives on as national hero

May 26, 2011 // 0 Comments

Major John C. Sjogren helped win key battle in WWII, awarded Medal of Honor by MATT MARN John Sjogren receiving honors from President Truman. Memorial Day, a time to commemorate U.S. soldiers who died while in service of their country, began after the Civil War as a day of remembrance and reconciliation. Memorial Day has now evolved into a general day of memory, in which [...]

Local Memorial Day Events

May 26, 2011 // 0 Comments

ROCKFORD 8:45AM Opening Flag Raising Ceremony—Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford 9:00AM Parade—FromCommunity Cabin north to Lewis St., west on Lewis St. toMain St, south on Main St. to Bridge St., east on Bridge to Lincoln St., south on Lincoln St. across 10 Mile to Rockford Cemetery. 10:50AM Wreath Laying Ceremony and Open House—Merritt Lamb Post. [...]

It rained out our parade (and roads)

June 3, 2010 // 0 Comments

Many area Memorial Day Services were cancelled due to severe weather. In Belmont, the show went on, despite a deluge that began minutes after the 2 p.m. event began. Rockford and Belmont received the worst of the flooding after five inches fell in about an hour. The Belmont service continued through torrential rain, hail and lightning. photo by Tom Scott Childsdale Avenue [...]
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