All too often we take for granted that many brave men and women have fought for the safety and security we have today. In an effort to recognize the sacrifices made by so many to preserve our freedom, Senator Anderson’s office introduces a special resolution any time a veteran in the 36th District passes away.
Here, we provide links to these resolutions and highlight the stories of these incredible men and women.
Veteran Salute Spotlight: Marylyn Wilson
Marylyn Jane (Baird) Wilson was born on July 19, 1921 in Rock Island Illinois to Simon and Florence Baird. On Sept 12, 1944 she married Harry L. Wilson in Cleveland, Ohio.
Marylyn served in the United States Navy during World War II. When she was discharged in 1945 she was a Yeoman First Class. After the war she went on to work as a court reporter and owned and operated S&W Reporting in Rock Island for many years.
She also went on to have four children, eight grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.
On June 28, 2015, Marylyn J. Wilson passed away. Military honors were presented at her funeral by the Moline American Legion Post 246.