Honor Flight returns to Bishop Hill Sunday, June 14th, 3-7 p.m. with the community raising funds to send area veterans to Washington, D.C. Fortunate veterans who are chosen will visit memorials dedicated to honoring their sacrifices.
The schedule begins with the Barbecue Rib dinner at 3 p.m. in the village park. Also, at 3 p.m., motorcycle riders can join up with the Illinois Patriot Guard and Legion Riders at the Galva American Legion and help them escort the flag to Bishop Hill. At 3:30 pm, the Illinois Patriot Guard and Legion Riders and other motorcyclists will arrive; at 4 pm, there will be an Invocation and then the Presentation of Colors by area VFW and American Legion groups. There will be several speakers, including Representative Donald L. Moffitt from the 74th District and an Honor Flight representative. Shelley Kinzer of Bishop Hill will be providing patriotic music. Local Bishop Hill story teller Brian “Fox” Ellis will also perform. Live auction provided by Stenzel Auction Service. Auction items include an official Chicago Cubs toy racecar, gift certificate to the Oak Run Golf Course, toy tractors from local dealers, gift baskets as well as locally made quilts, pottery, pies, and other items. Special military display provided by the Galva American Legion. There will be a military retreat at 1800 hours exactly (6 pm) with a 21 gun salute and taps. Golf cart shuttle services, provided by Cambridge Cart, are provided from the edge of the park. For more information call 927-3355.