IL National Guard to host reunion in Mt. Vernon Sunday

IL National Guard to host reunion in Mt. Vernon Sunday

MT. VERNON — Veterans and any active members of the Illinois National Guard are invited to a reunion Sunday for Southern Illinois troops at Veteran’s Park in Mt. Vernon.

Dave Keen with the National Guard gives some insight on where the idea came from to host a reunion for The Guard.

National Guard Vet Robbie Hamilton says there will be a special medallion presentation for anyone who served as a 1st Sergeant or above, and then a memorial service for those who have passed away.

Po Boys of Mt. Vernon will cater a free meal for those in attendance.