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|Family Honored at Lincoln Park Memorial Day Service
|The City of Galesburg picked someone that an alderman says was essential in the building of the city's Veterans Memorial at Lincoln Park was honored at the fourth annual Memorial Day ceremony held there.
Organizers of the afternoon event Monday honored Jack Stevenson -- the Vietnam veteran and self-employed man in the construction business died last December at the age of 62 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Sixth Ward Alderman and Veterans Memorial committee member Wayne Allen says the memorial might not have been possible without him.
"Jack was...a friend," Allen said. "Anything we needed to do when we were putting the memorial in, he was here to do it. If he couldn't get it done himself, he brought his wife with him."
State Representative Don Moffitt also knew Jack Stevenson.
"As a carpenter, he knew how to build things strong and straight and on the level, and that's exactly how he lived his life," Moffitt said. "He was a true patriot, true American, and a great soldier."
Stevenson's family was presented with a photograph marking his time serving in Vietnam.
To listen to the entire ceremony Monday, CLICK HERE.
(Members of Jack Stevenson's family gather as they are presented with a gift Monday during the Memorial Day service at Lincoln Park in Galesburg.)
(Mayor Sal Garza and State Rep. Don Moffitt greet Stevenson's family Monday. WGIL News Story and Photos by Will Stevenson. Will Stevenson and Jack Stevenson's family are not related.)
Find more pictures from Monday afternoon's ceremony on WGIL's page on Facebook.
|06 01 10 by Newsroom
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