|Ceremony to Honor Illinois National Guard's Fallen Servicemembers|
|News Releases - Military & Veterans News|
|Written by National Guard PAO Illinois|
|Tuesday, 01 May 2012 14:07|
SPRINGFIELD, IL (04/30/2012)(readMedia)-- A wreath laying ceremony honoring the 34 Illinois National Guard servicemembers who died during Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom is being held at the Illinois State Military Museum May 5.
The Illinois National Guard and families of fallen servicemembers.
A wreath laying ceremony honoring the Illinois National Guard Soldiers and Airmen who have been killed during Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.
The memorial ceremony is open to the public. Following the ceremony, there will be a private, day-long event for the families of the fallen heroes.
WHEN: Saturday May 05, 2012 at 08:15AM Central Time (US & Canada)
WHERE:Illinois State Military Museum
A total of 33 Illinois Army National Guard Soldiers and one Illinois Air National Guard Airman are among the 247 Illinois servicemembers killed since Sept. 11.
Of the 34 casualties, 18 Soldiers were killed during the historic deployment of the 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT). The 33rd IBCT was mobilized from June 2008 to October 2009 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
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