Memorial Day ceremony May 27 in East Moline


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Posted Online: April 18, 2013, 2:19 pm
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Press release submitted by Bob Baecke.

Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at 9th Street Commons, 9th Street and 15th Avenue, East Moline, at 1 p.m. May 27.
Guest speaker will be William Albracht, a highly decorated Vietnam War veteran. He is the recipient of three silver stars, three purple hearts, five bronze stars as well as other awards for combat valor. The host post is the East Moline American Legion Post 227.



















 




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