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McHenry plans Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive event

Published: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:01 a.m. CDT

McHENRY – A Rosie the Riveter re-enactor and the founder of Bugles Across America will be among the special guests at this year’s Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive program.

The event will focus on the people who supported the World War II effort on the homefront, some of whom were working in factories at as young as 13 or 14 years old.

The event will be at 5 p.m. Aug. 10 at Veterans Memorial Park, at the corner of Park and Pearl streets in McHenry.

In addition to displays of World War II memorabilia with a McHenry County focus, the special guests will include a Rosie the Riveter re-enactor trying to recruit workers and Tom Day, the founder of Bugles Across America. The volunteer organization is made up of over 7,000 buglers.

Chain O’ Lakes Brewing Company will offer a special “Keep The Spirit of ’45 Alive” brew. A portion of the sales will donated to the Purple Heart Memorial in Woodstock.

The Polish Legion of American Veterans Post 188 will be selling food and soft drinks.

Admission to the event is free.

– Northwest Herald

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