News of Note
REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.
American Legion Coe-Lamb Post 421 is helping the Rock Island National Cemetery to Remember and Honor our veterans by laying Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes on December 14th.
Please help us honor and remember as many fallen heroes as possible by sponsoring remembrance wreaths, volunteering on Wreaths Day, and spreading the word to your family and friends. Coe-Lamb Post 421 has chosen the "3 for 2" option of sponsorship which provides 3 wreaths for every two wreaths sponsored.
Join the Coe-Lamb Post 421 Honor Guard
The Honor Guard has a wonderful history of those who served long ago, and of those who are serving now. The honor they bring to the veterans who have been called to other duties can never be surpassed. The thankful look on the families' faces, those who are both young and old, and those who are the loved one's immediate family. They come from all walks of life, and are of different nationalities, races and creeds, but the one fact they all share is that their loved one was a veteran. I think that the feeling is always there to answer the call when needed; and we are dedicated to serve those who have served before us and to be there for their families.
Our reputation for providing services for our fellow veterans is recognized throughout our community. We honor our veterans for their service, as well as those who are still serving this great country we live in. When we pay tribute to our veterans, we want to make sure that it is done in a proper military manner. Let us honor them the way they honored their country, and to never forget those who did not come home.
It is an honored tradition, and only those who feel a special calling choose to serve in this capacity. Consider joining the Coe-Lamb Post 421 Honor Guard by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE MEANING OF GREEN
Green is the color of hope, renewal and well-being. “Greenlight” is also a term commonly used to activate forward movement. The simple action of changing one light to green is intended to spark a national conversation regarding the recognition of veterans, and “greenlight” them forward as valued members of our communities.
WHAT IS GREENLIGHT A VET?
America’s veterans are some of our nation’s bravest, hardest-working men and women. However, it’s hard to show them the appreciation they deserve when, back home and out of uniform, they’re more camouflaged than ever. Greenlight A Vet is a campaign to establish visible national support for our veterans by changing one light to green.
CHANGE ONE LIGHT TO GREEN
Change one light to green in a visible location-on your porch, in your home, or at your office-and keep it glowing every day as a symbol of appreciation and support for our veterans.
As member of the Port Byron community, stop by the Village Hall office and pick up a free green light to proudly display thanks to our veterans.
Sponsored by the American Legion, Coe-Lamb Post 421, Port Byron, IL
The American Legion is the nation's largest organization of U.S. military veterans. This app offers a succinct description of the Legion's forms of advocacy, opportunities to join, donate and find nearby posts.
Look for names via name, state, city, etc. You will find details of the person's death, a picture or at least their bio and medals.
Civil War Soldiers’ Monument Restoration Project
- This is a special project organized by the Rock Island County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Rock Island County Historical Society and the Civil War Roundtable-Quad Cities Chapter.
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