The public is invited to a dedication ceremony of the new Veteran’s Memorial at the Edinburg Cemetery on Saturday, May 20th at 10 a.m. The event will feature a speaker from the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight, along with a benediction, invocation, and a presentation of the colors during the ceremony.
Edinburg Cemetery Association Secretary / Treasurer Sandy Sample says her husband Jim, who is the cemetery caretaker, spearheaded the new memorial at the cemetery. The association received the money remaining from the John Poor Post of the American Legion in Edinburg when the post disbanded, and part of that money funded the veteran’s memorial project at the cemetery.
Sample says donations to the Honor Flight program will be accepted at the dedication. She asks that checks be made out to Land of Lincoln Honor Flight and that you write “Edinburg Cemetery” in the memo line. People who cannot attend the event but would like to donate to the Honor Flight can mail a check to 57 Country Place, Springfield, Illinois 62703.