What is the LZ Peace Memorial?

If you'd like to talk with one of the founders, please call Nick Parnello at 815-968-1040. 






Susan Sontag

Thanks to Rod Schwandt, USAF for this photo

Veterans Day 2010


Friends and family of David Lyons.




Above, Vietnam veteran David Lyons name is unveiled on the Wall of Honor by his widow, and his son Mark, and other family members.



Mark Lyons



Mark Lyons, the son of Vietnam veteran David Lyons, speaks of memorable moments with his father, including doing dipsy- dos on a submarine. Mark has recently retired after serving 26 years in the U.S. Navy. His father served in Vietnam in 1964-65 as a Navy medical assistant where he was exposed to the deadly chemical, Agent Orange.



Earl Breon, World War II Veteran



Earl Breon, a World War II veteran pays tribute to all veterans and in turn he was honored by them. He was presented with a Veteran's Pin created by Nick Parnello and given to him by Mike Todryk. Sadly, Earl died as the result of an automobile accident on January 28, 2013. He can still fit into his old uniform. He was accompanied by his wife who he met on a blind date while on a 3 day pass. He and his wife will celebrate their 65th Wedding Anniversary on Christmas Day this year.



Another veteran who knew Earl from Boot Camp



After Earl spoke Nick asked if anyone else would like to speak. To everone's amazement another World War II veteran spoke and it turns out he and Earl were at the same Army camp and were both in the Tank Corps.


It truly is a small world.








The founders of Vietnam Veterans Honor Society. L to R: Paul Cassioppi, Tony Circelli, Tony Bove, and Nick Parnello at the dedication of the LZ Peace Memorial on Memorial Day 2005.

Marine LCpl. Dan Allen, Vietnam veteran playing Taps at LZ Peace Memorial, Veterans Day 2013

Call Nick 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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