Sappington-Concord Memorial Park
Sappington-Concord Memorial Park was the traditional location of the SCHS annual Memorial Day ceremony, however the ceremony moved in 2015 to the green at St Lucas UCC on Denny Road, just up the street from the park. This was due to possible construction at the former Johnny’s Market property. The park still remains at the center of the Sappington-Concord community even though the ceremony is held elsewhere. The central focal point of the park is the polished red granite monument, the “World War II Honor Roll,” (photos below) which was first erected as a wooden monument during WW II in 1944 to list the names of those serving in the armed forces. The monument was re-built in 1995 through the combined efforts of SCHS and the Concord Village Lions Club.
See more about the Honor Roll and its reconstruction in the SCHS green book; Sappington-Concord: A History, pages 164 and 297. The book can be referenced in the Grant’s View or Oak Bend libraries in the reference section: CALL number R 977.865 S241.
See map directions to Sappington-Concord Memorial Park.
See directions St. Lucas UCC
Below, see photos of Sappington-Concord Memorial Park with the World War II Honor Roll. Redbud trees and daffodils are in full bloom in mid April, 2014.
Below, see photos of Sappington-Concord Memorial Park taken at 2013 Veterans Day wreath laying ceremony and of the Honor Roll with holiday wreath, December 2013.
Below are photos by Bill Brinkhorst of the annual Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Sappington-Concord Historical Society.
View slide show of the annual SCHS Memorial Day ceremony featuring photos by Bill Brinkhorst.
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