Christopher, Ill. American Legion to honor veterans that passed during COVID-19 with 21-gun salute

Christopher, Ill. American Legion to honor veterans that passed during COVID-19 with 21-gun salute
Organizers say this is in recognition of the comrades who were not able to receive military rites after their passing. (Source: Governor Mike DeWine Twitter account)

CHRISTOPHER, Ill. (KFVS) - The American Legion Post 528 will honor veterans who passed during COVID-19 with a 21-gun salute.

Organizers say this is in recognition of the comrades who were not able to receive military rites after their passing.

It will be at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 3 at the Veteran Memorial on South Victor Street in Christopher, Ill.

In addition to the salute, the names of each veteran will be read off.

If a family that lost a loved one would still like graveside rites performed, they can contact Legion Commander Roger Rice.

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