Miller Park Memorial Restored!

Press release from Alderwoman Stearns:

A restored bronze flame will once again grace the Korea Vietnam Memorial at Miller Park. 

It will be unveiled on Memorial Day,  May 26th,  following the Memorial Day parade and the program at the bandstand at Miller Park.  The time will be approximately 11:15 AM

The original flame–a beautiful part of the 1988 memorial–had been vandalized and missing for several years.  

A short program will recognize the restoration of the bronze flame as well as the newly highlighted names of the fallen who are memorialized at the structure.  

 

For questions, call Judy Stearns, 309-242-1925 or email at endeavor1812@msn.com

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Note:  This restoration was accomplished by volunteers and without taxpayer money.  Memorial Day is to honor the veterans, come out and see what these volunteers did to honor our fallen veterans.

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2 thoughts on “Miller Park Memorial Restored!

  1. This is great! Our veterans should always be recognized for their service of protecting our Freedom! This so called President that we now have leading (destroying) our country has not shown any respect for our veterans, in fact he shows more respect for our enemies!!!

    Every year the French have a 4 day celebration in Normandy complete with American uniforms, tanks, jeeps and guns. They still honor the Americans who died there.

    In all the years since, Our country has only FOUR TIMES not been there to do the honors.

    Four times in 69 years!! I wonder who would have had the lack of respect to not honor our fighting forces?

    SHAME ON AMERICA FOR ELECTING A NON-VETERAN PRESIDENT WHO DOES NOT

    DESERVE TO BE THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF: HE IS ABSOLUTELY A DISGRACE TO

    ALL WHO FOUGHT FOR THIS NATION AND GAVE THEIR LIVES. VETERANS – PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO YOUR VETERAN FRIENDS AND

    CONTACTS!!!!!!

    June 6, 2013, the 69th anniversary of “D-Day”, the largest invasion ever attempted, where 200,000 Americans stormed the beaches at Normandy to begin the final push to defeat Nazi Germany in WWII. D-Day marked the turning point in WWII in Europe . Today, European heads of state make it a point to recall and honor the sacrifices of those who landed in Normandy , as do our Presidents….well, most of them….

    In the 69 years since D-Day, there are four occasions when the President of the United States chose not to visit the D-Day Monument that honors the soldiers killed during the Invasion.

    The occasions were:

    1. Barack Obama, 2010

    2. Barack Obama, 2011

    3. Barack Obama, 2012

    4. Barack Obama, 2013

    For the past 69 years, every American President except Obama have taken the time to honor the memory and sacrifices of the 6,000 American soldiers killed on D-Day. …Except Obama!

    June 6 2010,

    Obama had no events scheduled.

    June 6, 2011,

    Obama met with the National Security team and was interviewed by WEWS Cleveland and WDIV in Detroit about the auto industry – FAR too busy to visit the D-Day memorial.

    June 6, 2012,

    instead of honoring our fallen soldiers, Obama made a campaign trip to California on Air Force 1 (at our expense) to raise funds for (his) upcoming election.

    June 6, 2013,

    Obama was doing ANOTHER fund raiser with the multimillionaires in the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in Palo Alto CA , once again at our expense.

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