August 11. 2013

5 pm.

Veterans Park, McHenry



McHenry's observance of "Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive" will be at 5 pm. August 11 at Veteran's Memorial Park in McHenry. Congress designated the second Sunday of August as a national day of remembrance honoring all members of "The Greatest Generation" and the end of World War II.

McHenry's events the past three years have gained national recognition for the city and the Combined Veterans Organizations.

This year's celebration will honor veterans and nonveteran couples married in and before 1953. Couples who would like to participate should call (815) 482-2070 for additional information.

The program will consist of honor guards, a rifle salute and taps played by at least 18 buglers, as well as a release of 30 white doves. World War II veterans will be honored guests with reserved seating at the front of the gazebo.

The Lakes Area Swing Band, an 18 piece 1940's style swing band led by Holly Frederichs, will perform 1940's radio broadcast with guest Lou Rugani of WLIP-AM 1050.  A dance floor will be open.

Veteran's Memorial Park is at the intersection of Park St. and Pearl St., one block west of the Fox River and one block north of Route 120 in McHenry.