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4:44 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Wreaths Across America in Keokuk

The 2011 Wreaths Across America Ceremony in Keokuk.

Veterans from throughout the Tri-State region will be honored in Keokuk.

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Illinois Joining Forces
9:54 am
Mon November 12, 2012

New Program to Help Illinois Vets

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn
Credit Rich Egger

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced a newly launched public-private partnership designed to improve services for Illinois veterans, military personnel and their families.

Quinn said  Illinois Joining Forces will increase collaboration and make sure veterans find out about services available to them, such as health care and jobs programs.

"We cannot have our service members who fought in Baghdad or now in Kabul or elsewhere in Afghanistan -- they fought there, they shouldn't have to fight for a job when they come home," Quinn said. 

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80 Acre Park in Macomb
6:48 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Dedication Ceremony for Veteran's Park

The raising of the American flag during the dedication ceremony
Rich Egger

Veterans, past and current park board members, and others took part in the Veteran's Park dedication ceremony in Macomb.

“When you look at the young kids playing out here on any afternoon, that's what people served for. To provide that opportunity,” said Park Board President John Hemingway, who is a veteran.

During the ceremony, McDonough County American Legion Post 6 and Macomb VFW Post 1921 presented an American flag to Park District Executive Director Ray Peterson, who oversaw acquisition and development of the 80-acre site.

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