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On Thursday, July 16, 2015  four Marines were in shot and killed in Chattanooga, Tenn. A Navy petty officer was also shot and he died today, Saturday.


At 10:00 a.m. Friday, Nick Parnello, the president of the Vietnam Veterans Honor Society decided we should honor these American servicemen by lowering the American flag and the Marine Corps flag to half mast. By 2:00 p.m. it was happening.


Click for great coverage in Rockford newspaper.


Click for more pictures and videos.

What is the LZ Peace Memorial?
Click here to read more.
Mothers of MIA and KIA Vietnam veterans
Vietnam Veterans Names on the Wall
Marines Bill "Skip" Coad & Ed Palumbo
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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 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



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