Medal of Honor Highway Dedication Ceremony in Illinois
The dedication and “passing of the flag” ceremony for the Medal of Honor Highway in Illinois occured on July 24th in LaGrange, IL. Illinois Council of Chapters President Col Robert Tyler attended.
Illinois dedicated its 234 mile Medal of Honor Highway on July 24 with a convoy traveling across the state escorted by American Legion Riders and State Police. The convoy stopped in Galena to hold a ceremony for Civil War Medal of Honor recipient Henry H. Taylor and at American Legion Robert E. Coulter Post 1941 in La Grange near the IL/IN border to pass the Medal of Honor flag to Indiana.
The photos below are of the American Legion Riders and the Illinois state Troopers who escorted them on the drive across US 20 in Illinois. Anthony Vaughn, the Assistant Director at the IDVA, is shown unveiling the signs that will be placed along US 20, and the Director of the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs is seen putting the Indiana streamer on the flag as Indiana accepted the flag from Illinois.
Only Massachusetts remains for US 20 to be designated from coast to coast as America’s MOH Highway (See Map Below)