A Crystal Laker’s Story of the Delta Company "Welcome Home" Celebration in Woodstock Friday

Crystal Lake resident Janness Abraham sent me this email. It was so good, I asked if I could share it more broadly on McHenry County Blog. She agreed and here it is: Friday, I humbly attended the homecoming of the … Continue reading

Illinois National Guard Delta Company Comes Home

Algonquin’s Gary Jenson sent me some more photos of the National Guard “Welcome Home!” ceremony in Woodstock on Friday. The gazebo on the Square was bedecked in ribbons for the four men who were killed in Afghanistan. The roar of … Continue reading

Public Welcomes National Guard Soldiers Home

Citizens from McHenry County and beyond, as well as Chicago television stations, came to welcome the soldiers based at the Woodstock National Guard Armory. Standing on the gazebo in the Woodstock Square, the soldiers took the high ground during the … Continue reading