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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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
WSBT-TV

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.
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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.

Once a year in the summer, we come together to honor and remember those Vietnam veterans who have died from the effects ...
05/08/2018
Agent Orange 2018 - LZ Peace Memorial, Agent Orange Ceremony

Once a year in the summer, we come together to honor and remember those Vietnam veterans who have died from the effects of Agent Orange.

This year it’s Grant Fisher, Larry Jackson, Ron Locarno, Clarence Nygren, Donald Steffen, Michael Daugherty, Roger Campbell, Charles Wolfe and James Biesiadecki turn to be honored. They weren’t killed in the war but Vietnam is what killed them.

One day they’re listening to the iconic “Paint It Black” and the next day it’s “Taps” blowin’ in the wind. Click here for tons of pictures and a video of a 21-shot volley and Marine Don Allen blowing "Taps." Thank you all and God Bless America.

For more information and to see pictures about this years ceramony, please visit our website www.lzpeace.org
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#LZOrange

Honoring Vietnam veterans killed by Agent Orange

Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Memorial service today to honor our Veterans.  More pictures and updates from t...
05/07/2018

Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Memorial service today to honor our Veterans. More pictures and updates from today's service will be posted soon.
#LZPeaceMemorial
#LZOrange

Join us at LZ Peace Memorial as we honor.... Sunday May 6, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.  Agent Orange Memorial CeremonyWe'll be add...
04/18/2018

Join us at LZ Peace Memorial as we honor.... Sunday May 6, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Agent Orange Memorial Ceremony

We'll be adding more names to our Agent Orange Memorial. Please join with us as we honor Vietnam veterans who have died from being exposed to the deadly chemical herbicide we call "Agent Orange."
#LZPeaceMemorial

03/29/2018
Navy Times

Honoring all of our Brothers & Sisters today, National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Thank you.
#LZPeaceMemorial

Let's all take time to say thank you.

This Veterans Day, we say thank you.  Whether you served because you felt called, or you served because you had to: Than...
11/11/2017

This Veterans Day, we say thank you. Whether you served because you felt called, or you served because you had to: Thank you for all you have done. #VeteransDay

Thank you for coming out to the Memorial today for our Veterans Day event. We'll post pictures and updates soon.
#LZPeaceMemorial

Please join us on Veterans Day, Saturday November 11, 2017 at 11:00a.m. as we honor all America's Veterans.  For more de...
11/08/2017

Please join us on Veterans Day, Saturday November 11, 2017 at 11:00a.m. as we honor all America's Veterans. For more details, please visit us at www.lzpeace.org
#LZPeaceMemorial
#VeteransDay2017

11/03/2017
Defense POW / MIA Accounting Agency

Defense POW / MIA Accounting Agency is doing some great work to bring home our service members.
#LZPeaceMemorial
#UntilTheyAllComeHome

A recovery team from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency traveled to Quang Binh and Ha Tinh provinces in search of lost U.S. service members. In some cases, teams may travel to various locations during an excavation.

10/12/2017
Arlington National Cemetery

Welcome home Sir. Thank you for your service.
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#ICYMI: The US Air Force Honor Guard, the The United States Air Force Band and the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Caisson Platoon participated in a full honors funeral for United States Air Force Col. Robert Anderson in Section 55 of #ArlingtonNationalCemetery, Oct. 6.

Anderson, originally from Battle Creek, Michigan, went missing Oct. 6, 1972, when his F-4D aircraft crashed in North Vietnam.

#HonorThem

(U.S. Army video by Les Owen / Arlington National Cemetery / released)

Today is National Gold Star Mother’s Day, also known as National Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day, it's observed annu...
09/24/2017

Today is National Gold Star Mother’s Day, also known as National Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day, it's observed annually on the last Sunday in September.

National Gold Star Mother’s Day was created to recognize and honor those that have lost their son or daughter while serving our country in the United States Armed Forces.

A gold star symbolizes a family member who died in the line of duty while serving the United States Armed Forces.

Thank you Gold Star Mothers, today we honor you.
#LZPeaceMemorial

Today, the United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the third Friday of Septembe...
09/15/2017

Today, the United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the third Friday of September each year. Please take the time to remember those who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are missing in action (MIA), as well as their families.

Please join us tonight for the Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony at the Loves Park City Hall at 7:00 p.m.
#LZPeaceMemorial

Please join us for our Candlelight Remembrance  Ceremony on Friday, September 15th at 7:00 p.m. - National POW/MIA Recog...
09/11/2017

Please join us for our Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony on Friday, September 15th at 7:00 p.m. - National POW/MIA Recognition Day.
#LZPeaceMemorial

Vietnam Veterans Honor Society LZ Peace Memorial's cover photo
09/11/2017

Vietnam Veterans Honor Society LZ Peace Memorial's cover photo

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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.