VFW holds ceremony to dedicate World War I Way

Photo by Ted Lutz — Joe Couch, chief of the Kane Borough Streets Department, erects a World War I Way sign Sunday during a Veterans Day ceremony at the memorial "point" at Evergreen Park. A similar sign is located at Birch Street and Park Avenue.
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Ted Lutz
Staff Writer

The Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW, in Kane held a ceremony Sunday to dedicate World War I Way.
This symbolic route runs along Birch Street between the memorial "point" at Evergreen Park and Park Avenue.
Signs marking World War I Way have been erected at  both ends of the path.
The Kane Borough Council authorized the VFW to install the World War I Way signs in honor of the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended what was once called the "Great War."
Joe Couch, chief of the Kane Borough Streets Department and a military veteran himself, bolted the signs to the posts as part of the ceremony.
Doug Anderson, VFW chaplain, gave the invocation.
Dave Swanson, commander of the VFW, read the names of 46 Kane area soldiers whose deaths are linked their service in World War I. 
Swanson said many of the names he read are soldiers "killed in action." Others died of disease, he said.

For full article, check the Nov. 14, 2018 printed or e-edition of The Kane Republican.

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