Hundreds gathered at the Field of Honor Veterans Memorial Tribute Wednesday to honor those who died fighting for our country.
The memorial commemorates all those who have served in the five wars of this century. It also pays tribute to the lives of 37 former Harlem school district students who have been killed on the battlefields.
The Rockford Park District is raising money for the eternal flame memorial.
The torch will never be extinguished, and it will represent the never-ending gratitude we hold for the brave American service members who have sacrificed their lives.