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Veterans Group Pays Tribute to Medal of Honor Recipients

Local military veteran groups held a pre-Memorial Day ceremony recognizing three Medal of Honor recipients buried in Clarendon Hills Cemetery.

The following was submitted by Craig Miller:

Several Years ago Sgt Maj O'Neil from The Retired Enlisted Men of America had asked our groups (the Oak Forest, IL Veterans Commission and the Midlothian American Legion Honor Guard) to pay homage to three Medal of Honor recipients buried at the in Darien, IL: 

1. James Robinson, US Army

2. Lester Weber, USMC

3. Fred Lester, US Navy

Our groups converge to this cemetery twice a year, just prior to Memorial Day and again just prior to Veterans Day.

Our country enlisted or drafted these men, told them this is what the United States of America needs you to do.  They did what they where asked to do, only they did it in a way beyond the call of duty.

Present at this ceremony are as follows:

1. Sgt Major O'Neill - The Retired Enlisted men of America

2.Midlothan, IL VFW and American Legion

3.Cantigny First Division Army Museum and American Legion Post Wheaton, IL

4.First Division Honor Guard Fort Knox

5. Midlothian, lL VFW Women's Aux

6. USMC Leather Neck Motor Cycle Club, Lester Weber Memorial Post, Rockford, IL.

Bill Marchetti May 22, 2012 at 05:11 PM
While these fine patriots where active honoring our fallen heroes . The Darien VFW Memorial post 2838 was out on 75th st & Cass selling Buddy Poppies 100% of this money will go to help disabled Veterans & their families Thanks to the good people of Darien for supporting this noble cause. Our motto is " Honor the Dead by Helping the Living " Post 2838 will also be active at Clarendon Hills Cemetery @ 9 am on Memorial Day And will also present a tribute to our fallen brothers @ 11 am at our Peace Memorial at Darien Community Park all are invited to attend
Tom wallace May 27, 2012 at 02:33 PM
Way to go Craig!

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