Vietnam War Memorial Wall in Bensenville, Illinois

| July 4, 2013

The Vietnam War Memorial moving wall was in Bensenville, Illinois from June 20th to June 23rd. The place of honor was at Redman Park on the football field. It was centered on the 50 yard line with an expanse of almost 100 yards long. The entrance driveway into to Redman Park was lined with American flags about every 20 yards. Posted just outside the football field was a semi trailer sized Vietnam War museum. It displayed war memorabilia along with photographs and stories of the wars history. Two canopy areas were set up next to the semi trailer, one with refreshments and the other a welcome center. The site was manned by volunteers. On Sunday June 23rd around 6:30 pm a closing ceremony was conducted by veterans of various American Legion post.




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Barbara is the publisher of People and Places Newspaper which she started in August of 2011. A lifelong resident of Schiller Park, she always felt it important that residents needed to be kept informed about their communities. Since newspaper coverage for Schiller Park stopped about twenty years ago, she made it a goal to bring a newspaper back to the area. She tries to include all of Leyden Township in her reporting and wants to keep true with the mission of the paper to "inform, educate and entertain."

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