As of this week, the Defense Department reports 4,424 US soldiers have died in the war in Iraq. 2,349 soldiers have died in Afghanistan since 2001.
Several events are are going on in the Peoria area for Memorial Day to honor fallen American soldiers.
Saturday, May 28, 2016:
10:30 The American Mausoleum in Peoria is hosting a service.
11:00 East Peoria’s observance is at the Fondulac Cemetery off of Washington Road.
Sunday, May 29th, 2016: