Lafore Lock Pilgrimage

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Lafore Lock Pilgrimage

Time: October 18, 2017 from 5pm to 5:30pm
Location: Oak Ridge Cemtery
Street: 1441 Monument Ave, Springfield, Illinois 62702
City/Town: Springfield, IL
Website or Map: http://events.illinoistimes.c…
Phone: 217-891-8719
Event Type: pilgrimage
Organized By: Rose Connolly
Latest Activity: Aug 12, 2017

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There will be a pilgrimage to the tomb of Farley "Lafore" Lock on the 99th anniversary of his death, Oct. 18, 1918, in France in WW 1. He is the namesake of VFW 755 and he belonged to the 130 Infantry unit which is still active today. A Springfield native who was wounded in the battle of second Somme Offensive in France and died the following day. He was cited for bravery in action. Join us for a brief remembrance. Parking at the memorials and we plan to walk about 2 blocks to his marker. Driving is permitted but please allow that for those that can't walk as parking is limited. Bring poppies or violas too. 2018 will mark the 100th anniversary of his death.

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