Ilfreedomrun Supporting The Troops 2008, Joliet, IL

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Ilfreedomrun Supporting The Troops (# 7483)

21-Jun-2008 (Saturday)

500 Speedway Blvd, Joliet, IL Ilfreedomrun Supporting The TroopsIlfreedomrun Supporting The TroopsIlfreedomrun Supporting The Troops

Ilfreedomrun Supporting The Troops ILFREEDOMRUN -JUNE 21 2008 -STARTS IN JOLIET ILLINOIS FROM THE CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY US 66- LINE UP 8.00 AM DEPARTS AT 10.00 AM TO MARSEILLES ILLINOIS TO THE MIDDLE EAST CONFICTS WALL MEMORIAL TO HONOR OUR FALLEN HEROS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR OUR FREEDOM CEREMONY AT THE MEMORIAL WALL FOLLOWED BY A FREEDOM CELEBRATION IN THE TOWN OF MARSEILLES WITH FOOD REFRESHMENTS VENDORS AND LIVE MUSIC- DONT DRINK AND DRIVE. [[[[ there is camping in the area where abate holds its helmet roast it would be a lovely site to see abate members riding from across the state of Illinois and all cycles with American flags -heck you can stay the weekend --- THIS YEAR IT IS NOT FATHERS DAY--- YOU CAN HAVE A HUGE BREAKFEAST GATHERING on Sunday what a way to spend a week end honoring our troops AND BEING WITH YOUR BROTHERS FROM ACROSS THE STATE SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS TOGETHER for camping 551 Wilson Street Marseilles IL 61341 Wilson is the new street name, formally LaSalle Street. they are located in the City Limits of Marseilles on the North East side of town just off Route 6 just 11 blocks east of the main North South road that exits Interstate -call 1.815.7956000 http://ILFREEDOMRUN.ORG In The Heartland Of America A New Memorial Is Dedicated On The Banks Of The Illinois River Exit 97 off I80 On June 19th, 2004, with little fanfare from the public or press, but with great love and dedication from the participants and organizers, an amazing event took place. A granite memorial wall commemorating the soldiers who have died in Middle East conflicts was transported 65 miles from Summit to Marseilles, Illinois with an honor guard of over 12,000 motorcycles. This outpouring of respect and gratitude filled the highway, two motorcycles deep, from horizon to horizon for over 50 minutes. People waved, cried and waved flags from overpasses and bridges and the noise of the engines became a thunderous reminder of the soldiers who have served, fought and died in the Middle East. This was the second Freedom Run. The wall is 50 feet long and 6 feet high and sadly, has inscribed the names of approximately 3,500 soldiers who have been killed in the line of duty. It stands at 200 Riverfront Drive, Marseilles, Illinois, honoring soldiers from all conflicts from 1980 forward, including: Operation Desert One, the Lebanon Barracks Bombing, Operation Desert Shield/Storm, the USS Cole, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Since its dedication on June 19th, many more Soldiers have been added to the memorial. Sadly each week this number grows. The wall was conceived by Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run founders, Jerry Kuczera (President) and Tony Cutrano (Vice President), and built by volunteers who generously donated their time, energy, and money to honor the fallen soldiers of the conflicts in the Middle East. The memorial is the only one of its kind in the United States and will provide a lasting place of honor for the soldiers remembered here and a source of comfort for the families of these brave men and women. In the words of our Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn " THIS IS HALLOWED GROUND" Throughout the past year the Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run has also donated money and delivered memorials to 9 Illinois Veterans Homes and Hospitals. In addition they have donated money to several families of our fallen heroes. Your support is greatly needed. Please spread awareness of the existence of this fine memorial to people across the nation so that our service men and women and their families know we care JERRY COOCH HAWK5248EE@AOL.COM--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Delicious ideas to please the pickiest eaters. Watch the video on AOL Living.

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