The Memorial Day Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 29, 6pm at the Effingham County Veterans Park in Springfield. U.S. Commander Johnny L. Mincey of the Naval Consolidated Brig Charleston will speak, with special music by the Phillips Family. The public is invited to attend and help pay special tribute to those from Effingham who have given their lives in the service to their country.
In case of rain, the Memorial Day Tribute will be held at the Board of Education Building, 405 N. Ash Street in Springfield.
Mincey is the 22nd commanding officer of Naval Consolidated Brig Charleston. Prior to assuming command, Mincey served as the brig’s executive officer for 20 months and as a surface warfare officer. He served onboard the USS SPRUANCE (DD 963), USS ROBERT G BRADLEY (FFG 49), Destroyer Squadron Two-Eight, USS WICHITA (LCS 13), Afloat Training Group, Mayport, Florida, Department of State Democracy of Human Rights and Labor Bureau, Commander, Navy Recruiting Command.