Steve D. Lee's father at 2010 Memorial Day ceremony.
The family of Craig Walter Anderson, who served in Vietnam and died as a result of Agent Orange.
Vietnam Veterans Honor Society, P.O. Box 4304, Rockford, Illinois 61110, 815.968.1040
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Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Rd., Rockford, Illinois 61107, 815-397-9112
General Borling was a featured speaker at the 2005 LZ Peace Memorial dedication ceremony.
Four veterans made the journey to the LZ Peace Memorial to visit with old friends one more time.
LZ Peace Memorial
The LZ Peace Memorial is a place of honor for those veterans who served our country, in war and in peace. This memorial stands as a testimony to those soldiers from Winnebago County who made the ultimate sacrifice at a time of great conflict. We're located at Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Road, in Rockford, Illinois.

Four Vietnam veterans, Tony Bove, Paul Cassioppi, Tony Circelli and Nick Parnello spearheaded the building of this memorial which took over 20 years to complete.   The Wall of Honor pays special tribute to those soldiers from Winnebago County who paid the ultimate price in Vietnam. The names of 75 veterans are etched into the wall, forever reminding us that their courage was our greatest triumph and their sacrifice was our greatest loss. Also, in this peaceful setting, a Huey helicopter that served in Vietnam rests above the Wall of Honor.

Every Memorial Day and Veterans Day at 11 a.m. members of the Vietnam Veteran’s Honor Society hold a memorial service honoring those who died in Vietnam and in all other American wars.

Featured speakers have been parents and family members of those killed in Vietnam: Dorothy Boyer, whose son has been missing since 1968; Mike Lenker, a former POW; Sheriff Dick Meyers; Paul Logli, former States Attorney; and many others.

Gino Cuppini’s band plays patriot music to set the stage featuring the Star Spangled Banner and America the Beautiful.

In the past several years a Vietnam-veteran Huey helicopter has flown overhead and landed in a field of tall grass. When it happens again you’re welcome to climb aboard and touch this angel of mercy that came bringing food, ammunition, medical supplies, and hope. Then the Hueys lifted out the dead and wounded, and for many it would be the last time they ever saw an old friend.

William A. "Skip" Coad, a Marine who fought in Vietnam said, “There’s no other sound like it. To us it meant we might get outta’ here alive, as opposed to, we don’t have a ‘bleeping’ chance.”

Be here when flags are flown and songs are sung. Mothers talk of their sons and fathers beam with pride. Old friends meet and Hueys fly one more time. Patriotic music fills the air. Prayers are said and tears are shed.   So bring your flag and your family and spend the day. There’s so much to see and do at Midway Village. There are benches for relaxing and remembering the sacrifices made. Come to the LZ Peace Memorial and find an old friend on the wall.

On a quiet night you might hear the sound of Hueys overhead or it could be angels’ wings fluttering in the wind. The Wall of Honor and the Huey are waiting for you to visit. They’re here rain or shine, day and night, still serving their country, at the LZ Peace Memorial, a place of healing.

In addition to the LZ Peace Memorial there will be a Veterans Wall where, for a tax-deductible donation, any veteran from Winnebago County who served honorably between 1959-1975, can have their name inscribed on this wall. We hope this new wall will be dedicated on Memorial Day 2012.

For more information about the LZ Peace Memorial or the Veterans Wall, call 815-963-0809.
Click for links to these heroes.
Names on the Wall of Honor and their stories.
If you'd like to see your loved one's story here please contact Nick at the Vietnam Veteran's Honor Society, 815-968-1040 or click here to send an email.
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If believe in what we're doing and would like to help us continue our work, please make a donation now.

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The Vietnam Veteran's Honor Society is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and contributions and donations to us are tax-decuctible to the extent of the law.

Click to read Tom Glawe's story.
We're working on a story about Thomas D. Glawe
Here's what you'll find here. . . .
Photo courtesy of Rod Schwandt, U.S.A.F.
Read Dorothy Boyer's heart-rending story.
Photo courtesy of Rita Boothe McGeary
Photo courtesy of Rita Boothe McGeary
We'd like to have a story of each of these American heroes here so others will remember their courage was our greatest triumph, their sacrifice, our greatest loss.

If you'd like to see your loved one's story here please contact Nick Parnello at the Vietnam Veteran's Honor Society, 815-968-1040 or write us at
Nick Parnello presents his Veterans Pin to Mike Lyons, the son of Vietnam veteran David Lawrence Lyons. David died from the effects of Agent Orange and his name was added to the Wall of Honor.
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6799 Guilford Road, Rockford, Illinois 61107
6799 Guilford Road, Rockford, Illinois 61107
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Plan ahead join us Memorial Day. The cost of freedom written on the Wall.
LZ Peace, Memorial Day 2012

One man's shirt told the whole story.

Thank you veterans and God bless America, and thanks to all those who took time from their busy lives to honor and remember those veterans who gave their lives in service to their country.

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Scroll down to see as a Huey flies over LZ Peace Memorial and prepares to land.
LZ Peace Memorial at Midway Village in Rockford, Illinois
Memorial Day, 2005 Dedication Ceremony
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Dorothy Boyer, mother of Sgt. 1st Class Alan Lee Boyer, MIA 1968, died May 2, 2013.
   A great lady who will be missed by all who knew her.

Link to funeral service.

Read her story.