21st Annual Honor the Mounds shines at Beattie – 2016

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Continues below.  Source:  The Rock River Times, August 17 – 23, 2016

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Honor the Mounds – Aug. 12 – 18, 2015

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Source: The Rock River Times, Aug. 12-18, 2015; Susan Johnson, writer of article

Honor the Mounds (Indian Festival) – 2015

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Honor the Mounds  - 2Source: Rock River Times, August 5 – 11, 2015

This article is available online at http://rockrivertimes.com and usually available in print at the man Rockford Public Library.

Rock River Times – 2012

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Source: The Rock River Times 11/21-27/2012

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Source: The Rock River Times 11/21-27/2012

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Source: The Rock River Times 11/21-27/2012

“Honor the Mounds” – Beattie Park

“19th Annual ‘Honor the Mounds’ at Beattie Park  –  part one

By Susan Johnson

“Lakota elder Terry “Standing Buffalo’ Reynolds gave the opening prayer, as arranged by the Native American Awareness Committee.”

“…head male dancer, Ronnie Preston (Apache) entertained the audience with a song and stories.”

“The drum group Night Eagle Singers…”

“Hoo Haven Wildlife Rehabilitation offered a presentation of live animals, introduced by Executive Director Karen Herdklotz…”

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Source: Rock River Times, Aug. 13 – 18, 2014

Vietnam Veteran’s Honor Society

“The Vietnam Veteran’s Honor Society is planning some special ceremonies for Memorial Day. The public is invited to the unveiling of a tribute to Vietnam soldiers who never made it back home. “Faces of Heroes: Soldiers of History” is the theme of pictures of the fallen warriors. Ceremonies start at 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 26, at the Vietnam Veterans LZ Peace Memorial (just outside Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Rd., Rockford.)”

“These are soldiers who are already listed on the memorial wall in Washington, D.C. , but previously had no pictures to go with the names. Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) has worked for a year finding pictures of the veterans on the wall.”

“Nich Parnello, president of the Vietnam Veteran’s Honor Society………”

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Source:  Rock River Times, May 21-27, 2014; by Susan Johnson, Copy Editor