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Friday, Sept. 21, is National POW/MIA Recognition Day. It was established to honor prisoners of war and those still missing in action. 

Dr. Michael Belinson is with Vietnam2Now (formerly the Rockford chapter of Vietnow.) He said the group's ceremony at Loves Park City Hall will be one of many across the state, and worldwide.

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VietNow National Headquarters Inc. (VietNow), a national veterans organization headquartered at 1835 Broadway in Rockford, is being dissolved to settle a lawsuit filed by Illinois and 23 other states, including California, Michigan and Ohio.

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan Monday announced the settlement, calling VietNow “an alleged non-profit corporation … that falsely claimed to help veterans overcome joblessness and post-traumatic stress disorder.”


The Illinois attorney general is suing a Chicago-area professional fundraiser and for-profit telemarketer, alleging it misled the public in its work for Rockford-based veterans’ charity VietNow National Headquarters.