This weekend at Midway Village you are invited to attend "Hometown Heroes: Rockford's Vietnam Veterans" as the Museum commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and all who fought for the freedoms of the Vietnamese.

Hometown Heroes: Rockford's Vietnam Veterans will be held both on Saturday, November 14th, from 11am - 4pm, and Sunday, November 15th, from 2pm - 4pm at Midway Village and Museum Center on Guilford Road.

The event includes local veterans will sharing photographs, artifacts, and their experiences in Vietnam. Their will also be displays of Medical MASH units, scrapbooks from Gold Star Mothers, Medal of Honor Winners, POWs, The Purple Heart Society, and the experiences of officers during Vietnam.

This would be a great history lesson for kids and adults alike. As I wasn't yet born during the Vietnam War, my knowledge consists of what I learned in school and information from my Dad as his Army Reserves unit had been called up twice to be prepared to be mobilized to go to Vietnam.

If you love history and learning about Wars, this would be a perfect place to visit this weekend. The cool and interesting thing I think is that you will meet and hear from local Rockford and surrounding veterans, our very own hometown heroes.

The admission for Saturday will be $7 for Adults, $5 Children age 3-17, museum members are free. Sunday's forum is free, but a good will offering will be available for those who would like to donate.

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