Illinois Memorial Day service almost 100 years old
Temple Hill, Illinois- For the 99th year, people traveled to Temple Hill, Illinois to celebrate Memorial Day.
The church, originally named the Cole Spring Baptist Church, was built in 1872. The cemetery where the services are held was established then too, although it was in 1914 that the first committee was organized and decided to hold a Memorial Day celebration.
Vicki Watson has lived in the area her whole life and said she can't remember a Memorial Day without taking time to remember the hometown heroes buried at Temple Hill Cemetery.