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Historical Marker:

Hero Street U.S.A.


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Location:
The marker is located one block south of IL 84 (First Avenue) on Hero Street (Second Street) in the town of Silvis.
Latitude:
41.5135
Longitude:
-90.4246
Dedication Date:
05/28/1989
Dedication By:
City of Silvis and The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
Hero Street, U.S.A. received its name in 1968 to honor the fifty-seven servicemen from thirty-three families on this block-and-a-half who served in defense of America between 1941 and 1968. Six men died in World War II and two in the Korean Conflict. Some families sent as many as six or seven sons; some men served in both wars. At the date of the erection of this marker, over 110 men and women from this small area had served in the United States Armed Services, exemplifying American patriotism at its highest level.
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