Operation Recreation: Local Vets Treated to Concert

By Christie Nicks

Published 07/01 2014 10:28PM

Updated 07/01 2014 10:36PM

ROCKFORD -- Stateline vets enjoy music in the park from the Rockford Concert Band.

The band played an assortment of patriotic music honoring the Stateline veterans.

Its all a part of the Rockford Park District's "Operation Recreation" 

Vets say it's nice to see all others who served, honored in the same place.

"I think the more veterans you see stand up, it's just, it's a good feeling to know that there are that many men and woman who served," said Steve Cooper, a Vietnam War veteran.

"Operation Recreation" provides special discounts, events, and programs to veterans and active members of the armed forces and their families.

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