Vietnam Veterans Honor Society LZ Peace Memorial

Vietnam Veterans Honor Society LZ Peace Memorial The LZ Peace Memorial is a place of honor for those veterans from Winnebago County, Illinois who served our country, in war and in peace.
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05/17/2020
Happy Armed Forces Day!Armed Forces Day is a special holiday for people all over the world to come together and thank th...
05/16/2020

Happy Armed Forces Day!

Armed Forces Day is a special holiday for people all over the world to come together and thank the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. First conceived by President Harry S. Truman, the holiday was established in 1949. The creation of a single day celebration for all five branches of the United States military made sense due to its recent unification under the Department of Defense.

Today, Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday of every May, this year falling on May 16.
#ThankYou #LZPeaceMemorial

On March 29, 1973 the last remaining American troops withdrew from Vietnam, and President Nixon declared “The day we hav...
03/29/2020

On March 29, 1973 the last remaining American troops withdrew from Vietnam, and President Nixon declared “The day we have all worked and prayed for has finally come.”

In 2012, the President Obama proclaimed March 29th to be Vietnam Veterans Day. The date was forty-seven years after the fighting in LZ X-Ray and forty-eight years after Everett Alvarez Jr. became the first American pilot to be shot down and taken prisoner. The date was forty-four years after Marines fought house-to-house in the city of Hue and far too many years after service members returned home to a nation that was struggling to separate the war from the warrior.

Signed into law in 2017 by President Trjmp, National Vietnam War Veterans Day has been set aside as a day to honor the legacy of the millions who served our nation during the Vietnam war.

The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that there are 6.4 million living Vietnam veterans and 9 million families of those who served during 1955 to 1975.

Thank you for your service. We will never forget.
#LZPeaceMemorial #UntilTheyAllComeHome

Today, March 25th is National Medal of Honor Day and it is dedicated to Medal of Honor Recipients. Each branch of the U....
03/26/2020

Today, March 25th is National Medal of Honor Day and it is dedicated to Medal of Honor Recipients. Each branch of the U.S. military awards the Medal of Honor to those who have distinguished themselves “conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity” above and beyond the call of duty.
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Vietnam Veterans Honor Society LZ Peace Memorial's cover photo
03/18/2020

Vietnam Veterans Honor Society LZ Peace Memorial's cover photo

Thank you to our friend, Karen, who provided this reminder
03/18/2020

Thank you to our friend, Karen, who provided this reminder

On this Veterans Day, we honor and say "Thank You" to all who have served and answered the call to protect our Nation an...
11/12/2019

On this Veterans Day, we honor and say "Thank You" to all who have served and answered the call to protect our Nation and our Freedom.
#LZPeaceMemorial #UntilTheyAllComeHome

11/10/2019
U.S. Marine Corps

Happy Birthday to all of our Nation's Marines!
#LZPeaceMemorial #MarineCorpsBirthday

Happy Birthday Marines!

Today, we celebrate our heritage and honor the sacrifices of those who fought before us.

Gold Star Mother’s Day is observed in the United States on the last Sunday of September each year. It is a day for peopl...
09/29/2019

Gold Star Mother’s Day is observed in the United States on the last Sunday of September each year. It is a day for people to recognize and honor those who have lost a son or daughter while serving the United States Armed Forces.

Today, on Gold Star Mothers Day we pause to recognize these women and their families. Our deepest condolences and respect to them.
#LZPeaceMemorial #GoldStarMothersDay

09/29/2019

News Report from today’s Agent Orange Memorial Ceremony. I’m very, very grateful to the families who honored their loved ones.

Join us tomorrow Saturday, September 28, at 1:00pm at the LZ Peace Memorial, as we honor those Vietnam Veterans who have...
09/27/2019

Join us tomorrow Saturday, September 28, at 1:00pm at the LZ Peace Memorial, as we honor those Vietnam Veterans who have recently passed away due to exposure to the deadly chemical herbicide we call "Agent Orange."

We'll be adding several more names to the granite memorial while family members, friends, and fellow Veterans share memories of their loved ones.

Parking will be in the parking lot of the adjacent Central Christian Church, 6595 Guilford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
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Have you seen the Operation Fallen Flags Truck "Miss Glory" around town?  Give us your torn and tattered Old Flags and w...
09/26/2019

Have you seen the Operation Fallen Flags Truck "Miss Glory" around town?

Give us your torn and tattered Old Flags and we'll replace it with a brand new Star Spangled Banner to proudly fly over your home or business. A group of local Veterans are working with our younger Veterans taking action replacing worn out American Flags. A brotherhood of Veterans bonding together for healing and a common purpose.

To learn more about Operation Fallen Flags, Miss Glory and to help in our cause, please go to wwwLZForVeterans.com and click on the PayPal button to donate. We appreciate your help and support.
#LZPeaceMemorial #OldGlory #OperationFallenFlags

Join us this Saturday, September 28, at 1:00pm at the LZ Peace Memorial, as we honor those Vietnam Veterans who have rec...
09/23/2019

Join us this Saturday, September 28, at 1:00pm at the LZ Peace Memorial, as we honor those Vietnam Veterans who have recently passed away due to exposure to the deadly chemical herbicide we call "Agent Orange."

We'll be adding several more names to the granite memorial while family members, friends, and fellow Veterans share memories of their loved ones.

Parking will be in the parking lot of the adjacent Central Christian Church, 6595 Guilford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
#LZPeaceMemorial

Today, Friday September 20th is National POW/MIA Recognition Day.  More than 82,000 Americans remain missing from World ...
09/20/2019

Today, Friday September 20th is National POW/MIA Recognition Day. More than 82,000 Americans remain missing from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, the Gulf War and other conflicts.

Today, National POW/MIA Recognition Day, Americans are asked to pause and reflect on the sacrifices made by the military men and women who are imprisoned or unaccounted for as a result of their military service. We must never forget.
#LZPeaceMemorial #UntilTheyAllComeHome

08/09/2019
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Welcome home Sir!
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#NeverForget #POWMIA

The body of Roy A. Knight Jr., a pilot killed in action in 1967 during the Vietnam War, returned home to Dallas today. When Knight left for Vietnam, his son Bryan was 5 years old.

Today, Bryan Knight was the Southwest Airline pilot who flew him home. 🙏

We honor and remember our Purple Heart recipients - brave Patriots wounded on the battlefield & those heroes who have pa...
08/07/2019

We honor and remember our Purple Heart recipients - brave Patriots wounded on the battlefield & those heroes who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedom. Our Nation is forever in debt for their selfless service, the scars seen & unseen & the burdens they carry.
#LZPeaceMemorial #NationalPurpleHeartDay

06/24/2019

Flag Day 2019

"Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it."...
06/15/2019

"Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it."--Unknown

In the United Staes, Flag Day is celebrated each year on June 14th, to commemorate the day on which the country adopted its famous stars and stripes.
The celebration was officially recognised by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916, to mark the date in 1777 when the Second Continental Congress selected the American flag.
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Vietnam Veterans Honor Society LZ Peace Memorial
05/30/2019

Vietnam Veterans Honor Society LZ Peace Memorial

Now hear this. Now hear this. This is not a drill. This is not a drill!Please join with us at the LZ Peace Memorial, thi...
05/25/2019

Now hear this. Now hear this. This is not a drill. This is not a drill!

Please join with us at the LZ Peace Memorial, this Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019 at 11:00 am when we honor all those brave women and men who have given their lives in time of war, so we can live in freedom.
#LZPeaceMemorial

Happy Armed Forces Day 2019!  Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May. Thanks to President Harry S. ...
05/19/2019

Happy Armed Forces Day 2019!

Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May. Thanks to President Harry S. Truman, it's a day to pay special tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces. Thank you for your service.
#LZPeaceMemorial

Today is National Vietnam War Veterans Day. We honor our brave veterans who defended our country in the Vietnam War. Tha...
03/30/2019

Today is National Vietnam War Veterans Day. We honor our brave veterans who defended our country in the Vietnam War. Thank you for your service! Our hearts will forever be grateful for you.
#LZPeaceMemorial

Join us today at the Memorial today for our Veterans Day service as we honor all of our Veterans. #LZPeaceMemorial
11/11/2018

Join us today at the Memorial today for our Veterans Day service as we honor all of our Veterans.
#LZPeaceMemorial

Happy 243rd Birthday to our U.S. Marine Corps!  Thank you for your service.#USMarineCorpsBirthday #LZPeaceMemorial
11/10/2018

Happy 243rd Birthday to our U.S. Marine Corps! Thank you for your service.
#USMarineCorpsBirthday
#LZPeaceMemorial

On June 23rd, 1936, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt permanently established the last Sunday of September as Gold Sta...
09/30/2018

On June 23rd, 1936, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt permanently established the last Sunday of September as Gold Star Mother’s Day.

Today we honor our Gold Star Mothers for their incredible courage and sacrifice. Thank you for your example and service to our nation as valued members of our military family. Your loss is not forgotten.
#GoldStarMothers #LZPeaceMemorial

Today and every day we honor and remember our P.O.W. & M.I.A.  For those who still haven't made it home and to the ones ...
09/21/2018

Today and every day we honor and remember our P.O.W. & M.I.A. For those who still haven't made it home and to the ones that are still missing and their families, we remember and you are not forgotten.
#LZPeaceMemorial
#NationalPOWMIADay

Happy 243rd birthday US Army! 🇱🇷 Thank you for your service!#LZPeaceMemorial  #usarmy #armybirthday
06/14/2018

Happy 243rd birthday US Army! 🇱🇷 Thank you for your service!
#LZPeaceMemorial #usarmy #armybirthday

In honor of National Flag Day,  we invite you to join us as we honor Old Glory tonight at 7 p.m. #LZPeaceMemorial #FlagD...
06/14/2018

In honor of National Flag Day, we invite you to join us as we honor Old Glory tonight at 7 p.m.
#LZPeaceMemorial
#FlagDay2018

In honor of National Flag Day, tomorrow Thursday, June 14th at 7:00 p.m. we invite you to join us as we honor Old Glory!...
06/14/2018

In honor of National Flag Day, tomorrow Thursday, June 14th at 7:00 p.m. we invite you to join us as we honor Old Glory!
#LZPeaceMemorial
#FlagDay2018

In honor of National Flag Day, this Thursday, June 14th at 7:00 p.m. we invite you to join us as we honor Old Glory! #LZ...
06/13/2018

In honor of National Flag Day, this Thursday, June 14th at 7:00 p.m. we invite you to join us as we honor Old Glory!
#LZPeaceMemorial
#FlagDay2018

Thanks again for stopping out for our 2018 Memorial Day service.  Here are the pictures from our service.#LZPeaceMemoria...
05/30/2018
2018 Memorial Day - LZ Peace Memorial

Thanks again for stopping out for our 2018 Memorial Day service. Here are the pictures from our service.
#LZPeaceMemorial

All gave some. Some gave all.

Thank you for joining us today at the #LZPeaceMemorial for our 2018 Memorial Day service.  A special Thank you to all of...
05/28/2018

Thank you for joining us today at the #LZPeaceMemorial for our 2018 Memorial Day service. A special Thank you to all of our special guests who were able to make the service possible. More pictures and updates to come soon!

Your invited to join the Rockford Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution for an eve...
05/22/2018

Your invited to join the Rockford Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution for an evening of Remembrance & Reflection.

On Sunday, May 27th at 8:30 p.m. as we witness the faces of Winnebago County Vietnam Veterans reflect off the Wall of Honor as their names are called and a bell is tolled in memory of their ultimate sacrifice.
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Happy Armed Forces Day!  Thank you for your service. First observed on 20 May 1950, the day was created on 31 August 194...
05/19/2018

Happy Armed Forces Day! Thank you for your service.

First observed on 20 May 1950, the day was created on 31 August 1949, to honor Americans serving in the five U.S. military branches – the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard – following the consolidation of the military services in the U.S. Department of Defense.

It was intended to replace the separate Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Days, but the separate days are still observed, especially within the respective services.

On May 19, 2017, President Donald Trump reaffirmed the Armed Forces Day holiday, marking the 70th anniversary since the creation of the Department of Defense.

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Today's remembrance
Please join us for a Night of Remembrance as the great Daughters of the Revolution present the Faces of Heroes. Inis Inis Thompson Bloomster is the Angel who puts this together and it should prove to be a reverent and touching event.
Would like to thank Nick Parnello for helping us escort the family of a recently deceased Vietnam Veteran last Saturday.