• Raymond Illinois
    July 4th Celebration 1924
Offical Program 7/4/1924

Raymond Illinois Monument

Odd Fellows Orphants Home Band On The March July 4th, 1924

Odd Fellows Orphants Home Band On The March July 4th, 1924 Raymond Illinois

Odd Fellows Orphants Home Band July 4, 1924 Raymond Illinois


The Heckman Marble and Granite Company, of Staunton, Ill., on Monday completed the soldier monument for this city. Mr. L.B. Dillingham, of the above firm, arrived Sunday afternoon with the tools and equipment and Mr. C. F. Hackmen arrived early Monday morning with the necessary help to complete the job which we are more than pleased with, and which is a credit to our community. The soldier on the monument is of Indiana stone cut by hand. The cap, die, and three bases are of light grey granite from Barre, Vermont. The monument stands 16 feet high and has a beautiful bronze tablet which is inscribed as follows:

Otto Egelhoff, Frenk Beierman and Earl Miller

Our monument is the fifth soldiers and sailors monument erected in cities of this section of the state by this company, the other four being erected in Virden, Gillespie, Benld and Harvel.

The monument will be unveiled in the forenoon of July 4th, by the State Commander of the American Legion, Col. Bullington.

Reference: Raymond Independent. July 3, 1924 page 1

Monument Moved 1984

Photo Information

Moving monument from Raymond High School to Memorial Park 1984

Left to right: Pete Henderson, Bill VanZant, Leland Rhine, Dan Rossi, Paul Benning, Bob Mathi, George Hough, John Hough, Laverne Dailey.


Historical Photos & Research: Marjorie Bailey

Current Photos & Web Page: Jeff Dunn

Raymond Illinois Memorial