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Freedom Run Returning To Marseilles

Posted by wlpo on June 17, 2010

590 new names will be memorialized Saturday at the Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial along the Illinois River in Marseilles.

The names are those who’ve died while serving in Afghanistan or Iraq.  Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run co-organizer Rita Bostelman says 103 of the names are of soldiers who died before the last year but for whatever reason, were overlooked in being added to the Marseilles memorial.

For the 8th year in a row, Bostelman and thousands of other bikers are making the ride to the wall for Saturday’s one o’clock memorial ceremony.  The freedom run of bikes will head out for Marseilles from the Grundy County Fairgrounds at 10:30.

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