Fallen Heroes Tree of Honor Dedication Ceremony

America’s Gold Star Families






November 15, 2017


RE: Fallen Heroes Tree of Honor

Dedication Ceremony Tuesday, November 28 10:30AM

Central Illinois Regional Airport, Bloomington, IL

Contact: Patti Smith, AGSF President, 309-231-5090


America’s Gold Star Families together with the Sgt. Anthony Maddox Memorial is proud to serve as host of the Fallen Heroes Tree of Honor which will stand in the Central Illinois Regional Airport.

Dedication will take place Tuesday, November 28, 10:30am The Tree of Honor will feature over 130 hand crafted ornaments of fallen soldiers representing 25 states across the USA.

Representative Dan Brady will be the Master of Ceremonies and Senator Jason Barickman will be guest speaker. Gold Star Mother Vonda Rodgers will share her story. Immediately following the ceremony there will be an official lighting of the Tree and attendees will be invited to participate in hanging the ornaments. The public is invited.

America’s Gold Star Families is a 501c3 that provides honor, hope and healing to those grieving any military loss through various programs and services. For more information visit americasgoldstarfamilies.org.




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