The first annual Veterans Tribute celebration was Sunday, June 7, at Kaskaskia College.
The event was one day after the 71st anniversary of D-Day and one year and a day since the Tribute was first dedicated. The Beckemeyer American Legion Post 1227 Honor Guard, Kaskaskia College Choir, Centralia American Legion Post 446, and members of the Veterans Tribute Committee participated in the program.
Veterans Committee Co-Chair Jim Beasley welcomed those in attendance and KC President Dr. Jim Underwood brought greetings.
Keynote speakers were Reverend Isaac Parker of the 2nd Baptist Church in Centralia and Reverend Allan Mason of the Immanuel Church of Christ in Carlyle.