The Mother Jones Monument Rededication Ceremony On June 20, 2015 At The Union Miners' Cemetery In Mt. Olive, Illinois
You are invited to the Mother Jones Monument Rededication Ceremony on June 20, 2015 at 10:00 AM at the Union Miners’ Cemetery in Mt. Olive, Illinois. The June 20th Rededication Ceremony will celebrate the completion of the restoration project which has been ongoing since October 2013.
The Union Miners’ Cemetery Perpetual Care Association, in partnership with the Illinois AFL-CIO, Illinois Senator Andy Manar, Illinois Labor History Society, United Mine Workers of America, and the Mother Jones Foundation collected funds to repair the monument and enhance the final resting place of Mother Jones. After collecting nearly $68,000 in donations they received a matching award of $43,000 from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Tourism Attraction Development Grant.
Please join us in thanking our donors and celebrating the historic rededication of this national landmark.
Michael T. Carrigan, President
Donations can be sent to: Mother Jones Monument Fund, Illinois AFL-CIO, 534 S. Second St., Springfield, IL 62701. The names of those who give more than $500 will be recognized at the site.
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