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If you happen to visit the Rock Island National Cemetery on Arsenal Island this Memorial Day weekend — or any time this summer — be sure to no…

 When passing the Rock Island National Cemetery on Arsenal Island, you notice rows of almost pristine white headstones. Each row, in proper al…

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Almost 20 veterans got a hero’s welcome Monday as they made their way around Quad-City memorials on the first-ever flightless Honor Flight. Patriot Guard motorcycle riders accompanied a red charter bus to the first stop on the trip — Rock Island National Cemetery on Arsenal Island. Steve Garrington, Honor Flight's program director and the event's organizer, told the group during a short ceremony at the cemetery that no matter how they entered the service or what they did, "you wrote a blank check."

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