“Over the Top” was the shout called out in World War I when soldiers were ordered to leave the relative safety of the trenches and face the enemy. Lincoln County veterans groups recently gave three generous donations to put the Cenotaph Plaque Memorial “Over the Top.”
These latest donations, plus many others, are sufficient for completion of the project. Plans are for any excess funds received to be designated for maintenance and improvement of the Cenotaph Memorial as the donors intended.
Now that the project is sure to become a reality, a dedication ceremony is being planned for this Memorial Day, May 27, at 4 p.m. This family event will be dedicated to all our neighbors who served in the armed services and will specifically honor the 49 Lincoln County veterans who died in the First World War. The 49 names will now be permanently on public display on a restored 7′ high, 800-pound bronze plaque. To allow enough room for the program, Prospect Street will be blocked off from Main Street to Grand Avenue from 3-6 p.m. on the day of the program.