News

“Unaccompanied Veterans” Finally Honored

“Unaccompanied Veterans” Finally Honored

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

During a solemn ceremony at Camp Butler, some veterans buried there received full military honors they weren’t provided at their funerals.

Mike Henshaw, director of the national cemetery, oversaw the event Wednesday that honored ten veterans.

“We hold the ceremony every three months to honor veterans who passed away that couldn’t be afforded funeral honors at the time of their commital service,” says Henshaw. “We are so pleased that so many come out to pay their respects.”

A 21-gun salute, taps, and a full color guard rendered the honors. Flags were then presented to family members. More than 50 attended the ceremony.

 

Recent Headlines

3 hours ago in Local

Multiple Accident Ties Up Traffic: Police Cite Driver With Medical Emergency

ambulance

A multiple accident ties up traffic in Springfield during morning rush hour.

3 hours ago in Local

Home Health Care Advocates Beg Governor Rauner To Keep Overtime

SEIU_Healthcare

Advocates of Home Health Care push for Governor Rauner to reconsider banning overtime

7 hours ago in Local

Springfield-Based Ag Manufacturer Takes Over Utah Company

brandt fertilizer

A Springfield-based agriculture products manufacturer is on the move once again to expand its portfolio.

8 hours ago in Local

Former Springfield Administrator Officially Out in Galesburg

Tammie Bolden WGIL

A former Springfield school principal and teacher is officially now out of a job at the place she left the capital for.

8 hours ago in Local

McCann: Hard to Get Leaders’ Attention

2-3-16 McCann

State Senator Sam McCann says it would be nice if he could go in and say he wants to vote right now on a budget, but that's not the reality.