Veterans Day  Nov. 11, 2015.  Thanks to all those who honored our American veterans. It was a beautiful day filled will sunshine and beautiful people. And thanks to the mother who brought her two boys to learn why they had the day off from school. Tyler had one question: "What's the meaning of freedom." Wow, that was a great question and I hope I gave him an answer that he'll remember.   Click here to see all the pictures we took.  We'd also like your comments and suggestions. There's a comment box at the bottom of the page. Thanks.

Agent Orange Memorial

Agent Orange Memorial

On Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., seven names will be added alongside these names at the Agent Orange Memorial. Please join us in honoring these Vietnam veterans. We're located on the Midway Village Museum campus; see our three flag poles or follow the walking path. Thank you for your continued support

Thanks to Harley Owners Group

Thanks to Harley Owners Group

Vietnam Veterans Honor Society president Nick Parnello shows generous donation from our friends, Harley Owners Group, Rock River Chapter, Northern Ilinois, Remember, the V.V.H.S. does NOT use telemarketers.

John Berg, Army, Vietnam Veteran

John Berg, Army, Vietnam Veteran

John was wounded in Vietnam in 1968 and came home and died from his wounds in. . . .

Two of our Gold Star Mothers

Two of our Gold Star Mothers

Gold Star Mothers is an organization that no woman ever wants to be a member, but when the time comes, they bravely take their place.

Marines Skip Coad & Ed Palumbo

Marines Skip Coad & Ed Palumbo

Here's two Marines in Vietnam. Wm. "Skip" Coad and "Big Ed" Palumbo while in Tong Dong, S. Vietnam. Circa 1965.

The Wall of Honor

The Wall of Honor

The Wall of Honor holds the names of those heroes from Winnebago county who were killed in action in Vietnam while serving their country.

Agent "O" Memorial Dedication

Agent "O" Memorial Dedication

June 14, 2015. Family members place llowers. The Agent Orange Memorial was dedicated to those Vietnam veterans who died due to exposure to Agent Orange.

Vietnam Veterans in Action

Vietnam Veterans in Action

2014 Veterans Day

2014 Veterans Day

Angie White, Gold Star Mother

Angie White, Gold Star Mother

Memorial Day, 2013. Angie White points to the picture of her son, Kenneth White who was killed in Vietnam.

Agent Orange Memorial

Agent Orange Memorial

The Agent Orange Memorial was dedicated on Flag Day, June 14, 2015.

Lt. Kathleen McGraw, with proud pare

Lt. Kathleen McGraw, with proud pare

June 14, 2014. Flag Day. Marine Lt. Kathleen McGraw received her officer's commission at a ceremony at LZ Peace Memorial. Oooooorah. Semper Fi.

Thanks for your support

Thanks for your support

John Candiotta laid to rest.

John Candiotta laid to rest.

Vietnam veteran John Candiotta died as a result of exposure to Agent Orange while service in Vietnam. R.I.P. old friend.

Veterans

Winnebago county veterans
who gave their lives.

DID YOU KNOW?

  There are over 20,000 veterans living in Winnebago county and thousands of them are Vietnam veterans.

 

Illinois has over 246,000 Vietnam Era veterans.  

 

There are over 744,000 veterans of all wars in Illinois as of Sept. 23, 2013.

How It All

Came About

It started on a hill in Plieku

Joe Falzone and Nick Parnello, two young soldiers from Rockford, met while in Plekiu, South Vietnam in 1969, and they vowed to meet for supper if and when they ever made it back home. They did and here's the rest of the story.

LZ Peace

Sponsored by
Vietnam Veterans Honor Society

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.

Or call Nick Parnello at 815-968-1040

We are a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and contributions are deductible to the extent of the law.

Thank you.

To donate please send a check to

 Vietnam Veterans Honor Society

P. O. Box 4304
Rockford, IL 61110

 

 

LOCATED AT:

LZ Peace Memorial @

Midway Village Museum

6799 Guilford Road

Rockford, Illinois 61107

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Vietnam Veterans Honor Society, PO Box 4304, Rockford, IL 61110   Phone:  Nick Parnello  815-968-1040

Vietnam Veterans Honor Society is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and contributions are tax deductible to the extent of the law.

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