About 100 people honored our nation's dead this Memorial Day 2020 at the LZ Peace Memorial in Midway Village. Once again we were blessed with Tears From Heaven near the end of ceremony, and those who served in Vietnam said, "You ain't seen nothin' 'til you've been rained on for days and days.
Thanks to the Rockford Register Star for sending their reporters and camerawoman. A TV station was there also. We love you for your support of us and all veterans and service members. Thank you, Wally. Down below is a link to the 90+ pictures and videos we took.
We really appreciate all those who came out in the Corona pandemic. And a BIG salute to the LZ Smoke Brothers for coming through again just like they always do. And, last but not least, the Glory Truck. God Bless America.
Memorial Day is a day set aside to honor all Americans who have been killed it all our wars, and that's over one million men and women since our country was founded. We honor these fallen heroes on Memorial Day, the last Monday of May. This year is falls on May 25th. This ceremony will be quite different from previous years' due to the Covid-19 pandemic and social distancing. Please honor and respect those who attend by wearing a face mask or a protective covering your nose and mouth and keeping a safe distance apart. We want you around for a long time. Thank you for honoring these heroes and hope to see you again. Capt. Ken
-President John F. Kennedy The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have paid it, and one path we shall never choose, and that is of surrender or submission.
-President Ronald Reagan Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our childred in the bloodstream, it must be fought for, protected and handed on for them to do the same.
Every Memorial Day we hand out "In Rememberence" cards of those who were killed in the Vietnam War. Here's a link to see all of them plus thousand of pictures from past years.
What is the LZ Peace Memorial?
Vietnam veterans names on the Wall
Gold Star Mothers
Vietnam Veterans Honor Society president Nick Parnello shows generous donation from our friends, Harley Owners Group, Rock River Chapter, Northern Ilinois.
Marines William A. "Skip" Coad and Ed Palumbo, 1965
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.
To donate please send a check to
Vietnam Veterans Honor Society
P. O. Box 4304
Rockford, IL 61110
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.
How It All
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.
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.