State Senator Jason Barickman, Illinois Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti, and State Representative Tom Bennett will among the notables on hand to help welcome the 'Wall that Heals' in Watseka this week.
Barickman and Sanguinetti will both speak at the 5 pm opening ceremony Tuesday.
Watseka will welcome the Vietnam Memorial Wall which will be on public display this week. It's part of Celebrate Watseka activities all week long, which also includes Watseka FireFest and the Iroquois County Relay for Life at Watseka Community High School.
The Wall that Heals/Vietnam Memorial
June 9-15, 2015
Daily Programs and Speakers
Tuesday June 9 – Opening Ceremony – 5PM
Speakers: Illinois Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti and
State Senator Jason Barickman
Wednesday June 10 – Blessing of the Wall/Volunteer Recognition – 5PM
Speaker: Zack Rice, Crescent City Grade School
Thursday June 11 – Wreath Ceremony - 5PM
Speaker: Honorable Judge Susan Tungate
Friday June 12 – Hometown Hero Presentation - 5PM
Speaker: State Representative Tom Bennett
Saturday June 13 – Honoring Local Vietnam Soldiers/Reading of the
Names/Iroquois Counties Fallen Vietnam Soldiers – 5PM
Speaker: Roger Bennett, Thawville, Illinois
Past Illinois American Legion Post Commander
Sunday June 14 – Flag Day! Retreat Ceremony – 2PM
US Marine 4th Reconnaissance Battalion
Speaker – Lonnie Dirks, Iroquois Memorial Hospice.