SIU hosts military and families Fourth of July Celebration - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois

SIU hosts military and families Fourth of July Celebration

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MAKANDA, Ill. -- Military veterans from across the area, along with their families, celebrated Independence Day at Southern Illinois University's Touch of Nature Environmental Center.

The event was free for the veterans and included rock climbing, zip lining, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, pontoon boat rides, a campfire and smores.

The program is sponsored by Touch of Nature's Veteran Adventures Program, the party runs from 1 to 10 p.m. at the facility located about eight miles south of Carbondale on Giant City Road.

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