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Veterans Memorial Park gets a Blue Star

Published: Monday, May 19, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST
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(Alex T. Paschal/apaschal@saukvalley.com)
Dixon Veterans Memorial Commissioner Keane Hudson (left) and Dixon City Commissioner Jeff Kuhn unveil a new Blue Star Memorial Highway plaque Saturday morning at Veterans Memorial Park. The designation began after World War II as a way to pay tribute to the men and women who served in the armed forces. The plaque is sponsored by the Dixon Veterans Memorial Commission and the Rock River Garden Club.
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(Alex T. Paschal/apaschal@saukvalley.com)
Local National Guardsmen present the colors Saturday morning before the dedication of the Blue Star Memorial Highway plaque at the Dixon Veterans Memorial Park.
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Garden Clubs of Illinois Blue Star Memorial Chairwoman Kathy Reyerts of Sullivan displays a Blue Star banner Saturday morning during the dedication of the highway marker at Veterans Memorial Park. The club organizes the placement of the Blue Star Memorial Highway marker along the routes of Illinois.

Dixon Veterans Memorial Commissioner Keane Hudson (left) and Dixon City Commissioner Jeff Kuhn unveil a new Blue Star Memorial Highway plaque Saturday morning at Veterans Memorial Park. The designation began after World War II as a way to pay tribute to the men and women who served in the armed forces. The plaque is sponsored by the Dixon Veterans Memorial Commission and the Rock River Garden Club.

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