Couples sought for 'Keep the Spirit of 45 Alive' event

Published: Monday, June 3, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

McHENRY – McHenry’s observance of “Keep the Spirit of 45 Alive” day will be at 5 p.m. Aug. 11 at Veterans Memorial Park.

Congress has designated the second Sunday of each August as a national day of remembrance honoring all members of “The Greatest Generation” and the end of World War II.

McHenry’s events in the past three years have gained national recognition for the city and combined veterans organization.

This year, the event will recognize and honor couples married in the 1940s and any prior years.

Couples wishing to participate should call 815-482-2070 for information.

The program will consist of honor guards, a rifle salute and taps played by at least 18 buglers and a release of 30 “White Doves of Peace”.

World War II veterans are invited and will be honored guests with reserved seating in front of the gazebo.

The Lakes Area Swing Band, an 18-piece, 1940s-style band led by Holly Frederichs, will perform a replication of a 1940s radio broadcast with guest Lou Rugani of WLIP AM 1050 Kenosha Radio.

For information, call 815-482-2070.

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