Citizens are invited and urged to take an hour or two on Memorial Day at 6 p.m., and remember those who went to war and lost their life defending freedom.
The program at the Veterans Park in Springfield will feature four family members who will speak of their family’s remembrance when their loved one was killed in action.
There will be display of names to be added in the fall to the wall, available for the public to review to determine if they have a person who should be added. There also will be pictures that have been given to appear in the annual Veterans Day special section of The Effingham Herald. Citizens are encouraged to check with those persons handling this for the park to claim pictures.
"It is an opportunity at the end of holiday weekend to stop and reflect on our freedom and to pay tribute to those who have paid for this freedom of ours with the life," said Ruth Lee, Veterans Park board chairperson. "Be a part of putting remembering in Memorial Day. It will be fine way to complete the weekend. We invite you to join us."