It's time once again for one of the nation's largest World War II reenactments to commence in Rockford. Here's what you need to know about what's happening this year. ...

When Midway Village Museum holds its annual World War II Days this September, it will bring together the largest such re-enactment in the Midwest. Find out what activities are available this year and how you can experience living history. ...

At age 91, Boone County resident Richard “Rich” Graham still has a sharp memory. He can clearly recall serving on not one, but two battleships while fighting the Japanese during World War II. ...

In September, Midway Village Museum will be home to World War II Days, the largest such re-enactment in the Midwest. Learn what to expect at this year’s event, including a day aimed just at youngsters. ...

Whether you visit the history museum indoors or the Victorian village outdoors, Rockford's amazing history museum provides many chances to engage with the stories of the people who've shaped our region. ...

Nearly 75 years ago, our country's destiny was forever changed when Japan attacked the U.S. Navy fleet based at Pearl Harbor. Robert Randall Ryder recalls memories shared by some of the eyewitnesses who lived to tell about it. ...

It took a world war and a special wife to transplant this native Hawaiian to Rockford. After surviving 68 bombing missions, Dr. Allen Pang used all he learned to overcome obstacles and savor a beautiful, meaningful life. ...

Bob Persinger never forgets the look of gratitude on the faces of the people he freed from Nazi prison camps. In fact, he still corresponds with some of them. Robert Randall Ryder introduces a man who learned that fear was "part of the game." ...

All soldiers have endured hardship, but some have faced an additional burden. Such was the case for Fred Ohr, a son of Korean immigrants, wwho not only became an ace Army Air Corps pilot, but a squadron Commander. ...

Check out these unique destinations that reflect the genuine character of our region. Big Thunder Park 699 Van Buren St., Belvidere, Ill. This park is named after Chief Big Thunder, a Potawatomie leader whose burial site became a popular tourist attraction during the late 1830s through the 1840s. When he died, Chief Big Thunder was given an above-ground burial, outfitted ...