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The City of Marseilles has initiated a voluntary evacuation due to the Illinois River levels reaching 19 feet. With this evacuation, for the safety of all the citizens of Marseilles and for all who are planning to visit, the City of Marseilles has cancelled all activities for the next seven days. http://marseillesfreedomfest.com/freedomfest-2015-cancelled-voluntary-evacuation/ …THE FREEDOM RUN IS […]
Overnight accommodations are available in Morris or Marseilles. CAMPGROUNDS Glenwood Resorts 551 Wilson Street Marseilles, IL 815-795-6131 http://www.glenwoodrvresort.com/ Four Star Campgrounds 2776 E. 2625th Road Marseilles, IL 815-795-5720 http://www.fourstarcampground.com/ Troll Hollow 2265 N 2453rd Road Marseilles, IL 815-795-2537 http://www.trollhollow.com/ Indian Creek Ranch 2805 Conley Road Morris, IL 815-942-5049 http://indiancreekranch.club/ Camp Tuckabatchee 1973 N 35th […]
On December 13th, 2014 at 11:00AM CST Wreath Across America will be putting wreaths at the Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial, 200 Riverfront Drive, Marseilles, IL as well as the National Veteran’s Cemeteries across the nation honoring all of our fallen. There will be a ceremony followed by a reception in the museum located just west of […]
The Warrior Brotherhood Veteran’s Motorcycle Club visited the Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial on July 17th, 2014. The group presented the Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run with a check for $1000 from a recent fundraiser to help with maintenance and upkeep of the Wall.
Thank you to Labor Hall 393 laborers for donating your time to construct the new expansion of the Middle East Conflicts Wall. Also huge thanks to River Ready-Mix, D Construction, and the City of Marseilles for your in kind donations to this project. Read the Official Press Release on this project and the […]
The Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run has been approved to receive a Pentagon artifact from the September 11th attack in 2001 We were granted approval March 12, 2014 by the Department of Defense Customer Relations Management Division. We will be escorting the Pentagon limestone block to The Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial Saturday April 19, 2014. We […]
NOTE: Sharon D. Allen was the keynote speaker of the 2013 Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run at the Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial in Marseilles, IL on June 15, 2013. The following is the text of the speech she delivered. Hello. I’m Sharon D. Allen. I am a combat veteran of the Iraq War where I […]
Gold Star families from across the nation – New York, Texas, Nebraska, Florida, etc. – make an annual pilgrimage to the wall to honor their loved ones and reconnect with others facing the same struggle. Emily Toro of the Bronx has attended the event every year since June 2008, when her son, Pvt. Isaac Thomas […]
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