by Mark Rhoads
Seventy-three military service family members from Illinois were part of 2,500 people from 45 states who came to the grounds of The Washington Monument in DC yesterday for the Day of Remembrance to pay tribute to their loved ones who were lost in Afghanistan and Iraq since 2001.
The 73 honored family members included the Bitton family from Chicago, the Caruso family from Naperville, the Delatorre family from Aurora, the Eyer family from Rantoul, the Gilbert family from Downers Grove, the Hollinsald family from Malden, the Lopez family from Aurora, the Naschansky family from Byron, the Nurnberg family from McHenry, the Schultz family from Galena, the Spencer family from Sullivan, the Torres family from Chicago, the Tracy family from Palestine, and the Vinson family from Nashville.
<p>The Illinois State Society of Washington, DC joined the families for pictures and a barbecue following the ceremony. Below is a short report from the ABC-TV affiliate in Washington, DC.</p>
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