When Jason McLeod died last last year while fighting for our freedom, the entire town of Crystal Lake took note.
Businesses up and down Route 14 carried messages of condolence which you can see here.
Cassidy Tire even put up a message telling where to call to donate to his family.
The number on the sign was 815-477-5050.
The organizers of Crystal Lake’s Independence Day Parade honored McLeod again.
Setting the stage was the Color Guard leading the parade.
McLoed’s family rode in the car of honor and acknowledged the respectful applause.
The Grand Marshall’s antique vehicle had a sign telling people who was in it.
In front of the car was a banner carried by four members of the Armed Services.
People waited expectantly and sadly for the car to follow.
It was traveling too fast for me or maybe I was just too emotionally involved to click fast enough.
Behind the vehicle friends marched.
Some wore tee-shirts that said,
IN OUR MEMORIES”
Right behind came the Great Lakes Navy Band playing a rousing version of “Anchors Away.”