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Honor Flight returns to Bishop Hill June 11th, 3-6- p.m., wth the community raising funds to send area Veterans to Washington, D. C. Fortunate Veterans who are chosen will visit memorials dedicated to honoring their sacrifices.
The schedule begins with the Barbecue Rib dinner at 3 p.m. in the village park. Also, at 3 p.m. motorcycle riders can join up with the Illinois Patriot Guard and Legion Riders at the Galva American Legion and help them escort the flag to Bishop Hill. At 3:30 p.m., the Illinois Patriot Guard and Legion Riders and other motorcyclists will arrive; at 4 p.m., there will be an invocation and then the Presentation of Colors by area VFW and America Legion groups. There will be several speakers, including Representative Dan Swanson from the 74th District and Terry Shields, Honor Flight participant. Shelley Kinzer of Bishop Hill will be providing patriotic music. Live auction provided by Stenzel Auction Service. Auction items include official Cardinal, White Sox, and Chicago Cubs flags, toy tractors from local dealers, gift baskets, as well as locally made quilts, pottery, pies and other items. Regional Media will also be giving away tickets to the Backroad Music Festival. There will be a military retreat at 1800 hours exactly (6 p.m.) with a 21-gun salute and taps. Golf cart shuttle services, provided by Cambridge Cart, are provided from the edge of the park.For more information, call 309 927-3355 or 507-3801.