AirFest to Feature New Veterans Program

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ROCKFORD (WIFR) – With the return of AirFest this year, a program paying tribute to veterans is also taking off.

The Honoring Heroes program will recognize those who exclusively served in the Vietnam War. It’s now taking nominations for who in the Stateline are will be dedicated at this year’s event. Families will also get free tickets, a shuttle to the heroes chalet, and a meet and greet with the performers.

"It's important for us, our generation to honor the generation of the Vietnam veterans and to sort of carry the torch,” said Todd Burd with the Honoring Heroes program.

Forms are currently available online at and must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on May 23. Nominees must reside in RFD’s service region of northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin and eastern Iowa. Selected nominees will be recognized during AirFest on June 7 and 8 at RFD.

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