(Decatur, IL) — On Friday, April 27, working families, faith leaders and local officials will join at 5:30 PM at the Worker Memorial monument, located on the northwest corner of the Macon County Courthouse lawn, 253 W. Wood in Decatur. The memorial service is in observance of AFL-CIO Workers Memorial Day to remember and recognize all workers from Macon County who have died while at their workplace.
This national event is held annually on April 28 (held in Decatur on April 27 to avoid the weekend) and recognizes individuals that lost their lives while building, maintaining and improving our communities while also supporting their families through their labor. The event will be one of many memorials hosted around the country.
The ceremony will feature the reading of over 100 names of fallen workers who either lived or worked in Macon County, speakers, and an impressive honor guard. Everyone is invited to attend this free ceremony.