Effingham Veterans Day Observance Set for Sunday


Published on November 7 2012 4:12 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

The 2012 Effingham Community Veterans Day observance will be held Sunday morning at the Veterans Memorial on the lawn of the old Courthouse downtown.

The ceremony will begin at 10:30am with Effingham American Legion Post #120 serving as the host organization.

First Presbyterian Church Pastor Rev. Drew Holloway will offer the invocation and John Burford will serve as the guest speaker.  Post #120 Commander Chris Thies will give the commander's remarks, there will be a 21-gun salute, Nicole Shoffstall will sing the National Anthem, and Matt Stead will perform "Taps". 

There is a hope that another 182 names of veterans will be etched onto the monuments at the Veterans Memorial in time for Sunday's ceremony.

A reminder that the Effingham County Cultural Center and Museum Association will hold an Open House at the old Courthouse from 1-4pm this Sunday to show off the work completed in the building, with a focus on veterans.

Two other events related to Veterans Day are scheduled.

The Brown Brothers are scheduled to hold a benefit cookout in front of Scrubby's across the street from the memorial on Saturday.  The cookout will begin about noon with proceeds going to reducing the remaining cost of the veterans memorial.

A Mass is scheduled Monday at 7pm in St. Anthony Catholic Church for veterans, regardless of their denomination.  The St. Cecelia Group will be the songleaders and the various branches of the armed forces will be recognized.