Hometown Heroes: Rockford’s Vietnam Veterans Event at Midway Village
This week's lineup of Veteran's Day tributes will conclude with an outstanding two-day event this weekend at Midway Village Museum.
To commemorate and honor the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, Hometown Heroes: Rockford’s Vietnam Veterans, a two-day information event with a forum is set for Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15, at the museum, 6799 Guilford Road, Rockford.
I'm looking at a release from Midway Village, and they've really put together two very interesting days. On Saturday, from 11-4, local area veterans will be on hand with photos and artifacts, along with stories of their experiences. Also on Saturday, a variety of displays including:
. Branches of the Military
. Gold Star Mothers
. War Protests
. Helicopters and more
At 12:30pm a preview of the Harlem High School Veterans’ film project will be shown, and at 2:00pm, author Wendell Affield talks about the Mobile Riverine Force.
On Sunday, from 2pm-4pm, there will be a moderated panel of local Vietnam War veterans, discussing the Vietnam War, including the war's effect on Rockford.
For more information about this weekend's events, or for ticket information, visit Midway Village Museum's website by clicking here.