st wanted to let you know.
Location will be:
1423 E Flagg Rd, Oregon IL
New Years Eve Tribute will honor Fallen Fire Fighters.
It seems even more fitting, as we recently lost one of our own in a town nearby, to honor fallen firefighters. This will be an opportunity to drive by or stop in and pay your respects. The event will take place at 1423 E. Flagg Roade, Oregon. There will be a couple fire pits placed nearby for those who want to stop and have a quiet moment or come to the main firepit to share a story of a loved one.
A red glow stick will be lit for each Fire Fighter that has passed in each month of 2021 and hung on the fence at dusk on December 31. The count will be checked again at 11:50 p.m. for any that may need to be added. At midnight a drink will be poured and given back to the earth in honor of their ultimate sacrifice.
Shortly after midnight the sign will be removed but the glow sticks will remain till they have no glow. Approximatelytwo to three days.
The tribute can be seen on Flagg Road in Ogle County, one mile west of the corner of Daysville and Flagg Road or two miles east of Lost Nation.
All are welcome. Limited parking is available if you want to stop in. If you choose to stop at the main fire, please use a mask. You'll need it anyway to keep your face from freezing.
If you can't stop or drive by, consider thanking a Fire Fighter that is living. You never know when they might be needed to help you.