Gold Star Families to host event to honor local fallen heroes

Staff Writer
Chillicothe Times-Bulletin

The Inaugural Commemoration hosted by Central Illinois Gold Star Families will be at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 4 at Barrack’s Cater Inn, Pioneer Parkway, Peoria.

There will be a Silent Tribute by Illinois Patriot Guard and Peoria Leathernecks starting at 8:30 a.m. along Pioneer Parkway. The ceremony will be followed by brunch.

The purpose is to honor the local fallen heroes and their families. The program will include speakers Mayor Jim Ardis, U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock and Acting Director Rodrigo Garcia, Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

Display tables will feature mementos of central Illinois Fallen Heroes.