Sappington-Concord Memorial Park and annual Memorial Day ceremony
Sappington-Concord Memorial Park is the traditional location of the SCHS annual Memorial Day ceremony, however this year, 2015, the ceremony will be held on the green at St Lucas UCC on Denny Road, just up the street from the park. This is due to possible construction at the Johnny’s Market property. The park will remain at the center of the Sappington-Concord community even though the ceremony will be 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 more information about the 2015 Memorial Day ceremony. Note that this year the ceremony will be at St. Lucas church nearby on Denny Road.
See more about the 2015 venue at 2015 Memorial Day ceremony.
See photo of SCHS board members celebrating 20 years of the World War II Honor Roll monument which was erected in 1995 and then the first annual SCHS Memorial Day ceremony was held just after.
See map directions to Sappington-Concord Memorial Park.
To see the location for the 2015 SCHS Memorial Day ceremony, go to the page: 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.
See SCHS president’s 2014 New Years message from Sappington-Concord Memorial Park.
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