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Elise Menaker / Medill

At least 500 people showed up to the deployment ceremony for Illinois National Guard soldiers to say goodbye to loved ones.


Hugs and tears at the deployment ceremony of Illinois National Guard soldiers

by Elise Menaker
Aug 09, 2012


DEPLOYMENTICON
Over one hundred Illinois National Guard soldiers are on their way to Afghanistan.  In North Riverside a deployment ceremony was held where the men and women were honored for their service.