Christmas Remembrance Ceremony for Vietnam POWMIA

Date(s): 
12/3/2022 12/3/2022
Time(s): 
1 p.m.
Description: 
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) will host the annual Christmas Remembrance Ceremony for Illinois soldiers listed as prisoners of war or missing in action (POW/MIA) during the Vietnam War on Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield.

The ceremony will begin at 1 p.m., and it’s open to the public.

Family and friends of soldiers will have the opportunity to hang handmade, heart-shaped ornaments with the names of loved ones on a tree near the memorial. The Black Tiger Honor Guard will serve as the color guard. The names of the POW/MIA soldiers will be read aloud, and the ceremony will also include music courtesy of the Land of Lincoln Chorus.
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Event Type: 
Historic Site; Outdoor Event; Veterans Event
DNR Region(s): 
3
Map: 
Coordinates
Leaflet | OSM
Location: 
Oak Ridge Cemetery
DNR Park: 
 
Address: 
1441 Monument Ave.
City, State ZIP: 
Springfield IL  
1441 Monument Ave. Springfield IL
Directions: 
 
Contact person/email: 
Justin Blandford / justin.blandford@illinois.gov
Phone/Fax: 
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Other Phone: 
 
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