Memorial Day

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WSIU's Amelia Blakely tells the story of southern Illinois veteran Jerry Penrod's time in the Vietnam War and his reflections fifty years after his tour. 

City of Carbondale

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale's Amy Fox and General John A. Logan Museum's Mike Jones about the significance of Memorial Day in southern Illinois, 150 years after it was officially recognized.

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Carbondale / Carbondale

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry and City Manager Gary Williams about the city's relationship in recruitment and retention at SIUC, along with Memorial Day observances for 2018.

Illinois Senate Republicans officially opened their third annual Memorial Day Wall of Remembrance display in the state Capitol Rotunda Tuesday.

Illinois veterans' advocates are urging Illinois residents to observe a moment of silence on Memorial Day to honor the National Moment of Remembrance.

Communities all over the country paused to remember fallen members of the armed forces over the Memorial Day holiday.