Photos: Swedish Midsommar Fest, Civil War memorial re-dedication

June 17, 2014

 

Participants erect the Maypole at Midsommar Fest, the Swedish Historical Society’s annual celebration, near the grounds of the Erlander Home Museum. (Photo by Jon McGinty)

Participants erect the Maypole at Midsommar Fest, the Swedish Historical Society’s annual celebration, near the grounds of the Erlander Home Museum. (Photo by Jon McGinty)

The “littlest Swede” dances with others around the Maypole at Midsommar Fest Saturday, June 16. (Photo by Jon McGinty)

The “littlest Swede” dances with others around the Maypole at Midsommar Fest Saturday, June 16. (Photo by Jon McGinty)

A true Swedish Viking enjoys some refreshments at Midsommar Fest Saturday, June 16. (Photo by Jon McGinty)

A true Swedish Viking enjoys some refreshments at Midsommar Fest Saturday, June 16. (Photo by Jon McGinty)

Members of Logan Camp No. 26 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and Mary Logan Women’s Auxiliary re-dedicated a Civil War memorial in Belvidere Cemetery Saturday, June 14. The memorial, a Rodman coastal gun, was originally dedicated in 1906 by the local GAR group. The Rockford SUVCW refurbished the cannon last summer. (Photos by Jon McGinty)

Members of Logan Camp No. 26 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and Mary Logan Women’s Auxiliary re-dedicated a Civil War memorial in Belvidere Cemetery Saturday, June 14. The memorial, a Rodman coastal gun, was originally dedicated in 1906 by the local GAR group. The Rockford SUVCW refurbished the cannon last summer. (Photos by Jon McGinty)

Photo by Jon McGinty

Photo by Jon McGinty

John Fritz, Chandler, Ariz., (center) stands behind a new tombstone erected on his great-great grandfather’s grave in Belvidere Cemetery during dedication ceremonies Saturday, June 14. Christopher Fritz served in the 105th Illinois Infantry Regiment from 1862 to 1865, participating in the Atlanta and Carolinas campaigns under Sherman during the Civil War. While researching his family history, John Fritz discovered his Civil War ancestor was buried in an unmarked grave in Belvidere. Through the combined efforts of members of Logan Camp (SUVCW) and the cemetery board, a new tombstone was obtained and erected earlier this year. (Photo by Jon McGinty)

John Fritz, Chandler, Ariz., (center) stands behind a new tombstone erected on his great-great grandfather’s grave in Belvidere Cemetery during dedication ceremonies Saturday, June 14. Christopher Fritz served in the 105th Illinois Infantry Regiment from 1862 to 1865, participating in the Atlanta and Carolinas campaigns under Sherman during the Civil War. While researching his family history, John Fritz discovered his Civil War ancestor was buried in an unmarked grave in Belvidere. Through the combined efforts of members of Logan Camp (SUVCW) and the cemetery board, a new tombstone was obtained and erected earlier this year. (Photo by Jon McGinty)

Posted June 17, 2014

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