Our country's veterans were honored with programs and activities throughout Fayette County on Monday. Above, members of the rifle squad at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9770 in Brownstown listen to speeches during the program at Brownstown City Park on Monday morning.
The keynote speaker for the Memorial Day program held by Crawford-Hale American Legion Post No. 95 in Vandalia was Dan Hough, assistant state captain of the Illinois Patriot Guard. Hough explained the activities of the organization, which include shielding family members from protestors at military funerals.
The ninth annual Walk Across America was held early Monday afternoon, with a group of local residents walking from the Vandalia Statehouse to the American Legion Home. The walk, sponsored locally by Eagles Club Aerie No. 3901, is held nationally as a show of support for this country's troops.