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  LZ Peace Memorial @ Midway Village Museum   6799 Guilford Rd.  Rockford, Illinois  

Please join us on Veterans Day, Saturday November 11, 2017 at 11:00a.m. as we honor all America's Veterans.

Our condolences to the family of Jaimie Cox, police officer and veteran.

Memorial Day or Decoration Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. The holiday, which is currently observed every year on the last Monday of May, will be held on May 28, 2018. The holiday was held on May 30 from 1868 to 1970. It marks the unofficial start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end. 

LZ Peace Memorial observed Memorial Day 2018 in 90+ degree heat. It was hot but one of the guys said, "Compared to being in Vietnam, this is nothing."

There were almost 100 people who attended. Some wore big hats, some wore hats festooned with military insignias, some wore t-shirts emblazoned with sayings and slogans. Four bagpipers marched in and piped their way into our hearts.

John Paddock, aka Johnny One-Wing was presented a plaque thanking him for his devoted service, expecially for all the hard work he does behind the scenes for the Agent Orange Memorial, and being the host for the Agent Orange ceremonies when new names are added to that memorial. 



Winnebago county veterans
who gave their lives.


  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 Pleiku

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



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