LZ Peace Memorial @ Midway Village Museum 6799 Guilford Rd. Rockford, Illinois
Join us this Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2016 at 11:00 in the morning, as we honor all of our fallen heroes. We'll also be adding names to our Agent Orange Memorial. May they rest in eternal peace.
Bill "Skip" Coad, Vietnam veteran and a proud United States Marine died Thursday night, April 28, 2016 at his home in California. He was a 1964 graduate of Auburn High school in Rockford, Illinois and he joined the Marines shortly after graduation. I always refer to Bill as our Marine who guards the West Coast. Semper Fi. Thank you for your service and thank you for 64 years of friendship. You died too soon. Condolences and deepest sympathy to his family and those who loved him. Pugo
If you have a story to tell, or pictures to share, please send them to us. Thanks to all those who came out to honor our Vietnam Veterans. Click below for 100's of pictures and videos.
SFC Alan Lee Boyer, an Army Green Beret, missing since 1968, his remains have finally been identified. His mother Dorothy, at the left, holds the POW/MIA flag at a VietNow National convention.
SFC Alan Lee Boyer, U. S. Army Green Beret has been Missing in Action for nearly 48 years. He has now been found. Although some facts are still classified, what we do know is that the DNA from Alan's mother, Dorothy Boyer, and his sister, Judi Boyer Bouchard, which was given many years ago, is a perfect match with that found in the remains given by an "activist for peace" which she had obtained from 3 Lao Nationals, "remains traders". The remains are more than a mere tooth such as was found and ID'd as belonging to Sgt. Brown in 2001. Judi is convinced that the remains are her brother's. Their mother, Dorothy died in 2013.
Click here for pictures & videos: RVC Chieu Hoi, Chieu Hoi at Harlem High. Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2015. Oct. 4, 2015 Agent Orange Ceremony. Ceremonial Bell donated. Dorothy Boyer, Celebration of Life. 4th of July Parade. Flags at Half-Mast. Memorial Day 2015. Agent Orange Memorial Dedication. Marine Lt. Kathleen McGraw. Thanks.
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 & Ed Palumbo, 1965
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
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.
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.
To donate please send a check to
Vietnam Veterans Honor Society
P. O. Box 4304
Rockford, IL 61110