DAR Recognizes Bond County Church & Cemetery

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History was in the air Sunday afternoon as the Illinois Daughters of the American Revolution and the local DAR Benjamin Mills Chapter recognized the Campground Cumberland Presbyterian church and cemetery.

Both are located in the south part of Bond County.

The ceremony was held in the church with approximately 55 persons in attendance.

Several state DAR officers and Benjamin Mills Chapter members were in attendance. The AMVETS Post color guard presented the flags, other local residents gave welcomes, including Greenville Mayor Alan Gaffner, and Kevin Kaegy told the history of the old church and cemetery.

Click below to hear Mike Hall, representing Congressman John Shimkus, read a resolution Shimkus delivered in the U.S. House of Representatives:

Two plaques were unveiled during the program.

Click below to hear State Regent Gloria Perkins Flotham read them:

Overseeing the cemetery is a board, with Bruce Clanton serving as president.

Greg LeDuc is pastor of Campground Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

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