Celebration of life, heroism of Civil War Medal of Honor recipient

Celebration of life, heroism of Civil War Medal of Honor recipient
The Illinois Patriot Guard at the Medal of Honor Dedication Ceremony for Seaman Martin McHugh in Danville, Ill.
Celebration of life, heroism of Civil War Medal of Honor recipient
The Illinois Patriot Guard waits outside Holy Family Church.
Celebration of life, heroism of Civil War Medal of Honor recipient
Legionnaires remove their caps in respect inside the church.
Celebration of life, heroism of Civil War Medal of Honor recipient
The procession from the church begins.
Celebration of life, heroism of Civil War Medal of Honor recipient
The Illinois Patriot Guard gears up for the next stage of the commemoration.
Celebration of life, heroism of Civil War Medal of Honor recipient
Proceeding to Resurrection Cemetery.
Celebration of life, heroism of Civil War Medal of Honor recipient
Seaman McHugh’s grave, ready for its dedication.
Celebration of life, heroism of Civil War Medal of Honor recipient
A group of Civil War re-enactors – including one in 19th-century mourning attire – make their way to the gravesite.
Celebration of life, heroism of Civil War Medal of Honor recipient
One of several color guards marches in the cemetery.
Celebration of life, heroism of Civil War Medal of Honor recipient
An array of Patriot Guard members and Legion Riders roars onto the scene.
Celebration of life, heroism of Civil War Medal of Honor recipient
The U.S. flag, ready for the scene of honor.
Celebration of life, heroism of Civil War Medal of Honor recipient
Color guards representing the past and present stand together.
Celebration of life, heroism of Civil War Medal of Honor recipient
Past National Commander Marty Conatser observes the dedication.
Celebration of life, heroism of Civil War Medal of Honor recipient
Seaman Martin McHugh, in honored rest.

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