MORGAN COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - Morgan County is using its 150th anniversary celebration to recognize Memorial Day.
On Memorial Day, May 28, events will be held in area cemeteries.
Those events are free, except for a "Tales of Our Fathers" buffet. That event is Sunday night from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Jacksonville VFW. The cost is $10 a person. Reservations had to be made by May 23.
Other events going on include:
Monday, May 28
At East Cemetery
"Patricio Nunes: An Unlikely Story of a Civil War Soldier from Madeira Island, Portugal"
Dr. Alonzo Ward, PhD
"Robert S. Arbuckle, Co. E, 29th U. S. Colored Troops"
"Generations of a Civil War Family's Chord of Remembrance: A Tale of Our Fathers Eulogy in
Honor of Private William J. Tiff of the 101st Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment"
At Diamond Grove Cemetery
"Lt. William L. English, Co. E, 101st Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment"
"Illinois Civil War Governor Richard Yates"
At Murrayville Cemetery
Kathy Wright Parker
"Captain John: A Civil War Tale from From Murrayville to Missouri and Back"
TALES OF OUR FATHERS FINAL EVENT
At Governor Duncan Home
First Person Presenter
"General Grant Hosts a Reception and Makes a Few Appropriate Remarks"