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Rolling Thunder brightens up Veterans Day for many in the region

The presentation in Casey

At Casey, Illinois

At Timber Ridge

At Timber Ridge

Thanking the vets

At Timber Ridge

One of the flags offered as thanks

Posted by on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 @ 10:46 am.

At Casey, Illinois

SO. ILL. - Veterans Day 2017 was this past Saturday, November 11, and one local group made sure that it was a great day for many in the area...and that the real meaning behind the holiday was preserved.

On Saturday, November 11, Rolling Thunder Chapter 3 traveled to various locations in the area, visiting folks who have served and honoring those who have passed.

Rolling Thunder Ch. 3 reports that first, they had 38 members travel to Casey (in Clark County) from Richland County to be a part of their Veterans Day celebration. The group was greeted by the mayor of Casey, Mr. Nik Groothuis, and approximately 200 citizens and veterans from Casey and the surrounding area.

The presentation in Casey

On the 11th month,the 11th day, at the 11th hour, exactly 99 years since the end of WW1, members of Rolling Thunder presented and dedicated a POW-MIA chair to the city of Casey.

The chair (seen in the top photo here on the page) is a reminder that since WW1, more than 91,000 Americans are missing and unaccounted for, and that more needs to be done to find them and bring them home. It is a testament of what all veterans endured and sacrificed for this country. And it signifies that there is a place waiting for all POW-MIAs here at home. Chapter 3 noted that they were honored and grateful to have been a part of this.

At Timber Ridge

Rolling Thunder Illinois Ch. 3 then visited Timber Ridge nursing home in Robinson in neighboring Clark County.

At Timber Ridge

While there, the members had a Salute a Vet ceremony, where they presented each Veteran with a framed signed flag to honor and thank them for there military service and all they did to defend our freedom.

Thanking the vets

At Timber Ridge

 

One of the flags offered as thanks

After the presentation, all enjoyed refreshments and talked and visited with the veterans and residents. Chapter 3 advised that it was such a wonderful experience.

Rolling Thunder Illinois Ch. 3 then visited and decorated a monument in the Palestine, Ill., city cemetery to honor Matthew Dickinson, a WW2 and Korean War veteran who died in captivity in POW camp #3 in North Korea on Aug 25, 1951; his remains are unaccounted for.

To show their appreciation and to honor this heroic veteran, the group presented a Salute a Vet flag to the family.

Southern Illinois is fortunate to have this caring and capable group, and we look forward to more reports of their inspiring activities in the area.

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