Memorial Day at Morton High School, Morton, IL.

June 5, 2024

On May 27th, 2024 Veterans Cuts was honored to be present to hear the stories of “17” WWII Veterans that were the last know WWII Veterans left in Tazewell County.  It was held in Morton, IL at the High School Theater and was a full house to say the least, they even had chairs throughout the halls with TV’s so the overflow could vision it clearly as well.  The  “17” WWII Veterans all sat on the stage and each had their own story to share.  They were given gifts from town mayors, legislators and fellow veterans.  They ranged from the age of 95-106.  The event lasted two hours and I didn’t even flinch.  The memories they shared were amazing.  There was one that flew over 100 fighter missions.  Another wore his actual uniform to the event.  That in itself was so special (I still have my school uniform several years later, and that would be impossible).  This day is a memory that most couldn’t even imagine and I’m so glad to have been present.