Colleen Johnson, MC
Click on the arrow below to listen to the remarks. Audio courtesy of WCBU-FM 89.9. A transcript is below the photo. All photos courtesy of the City of Peoria.
What a day, what a beautiful morning, that God’s given us today.
I want to thank TV News 25 for continuing to support this story. Our newscaster has repeatedly covered the story of Nance. It’s pronounced either Nance or Nancy. Neither are incorrect. Our authority Mr. Adams has told me. We want to continue to get this story out. And we want to continue to get the story of the Moffatt Cemetery out. So thank you all for being here with us today.
It is my hope and prayer that you will come over and view not just the beautiful Freedom and Remembrance Memorial, but that you will talk to people that you didn’t come here with today, that you will talk perhaps to someone who doesn’t look like you. That would make my heart sing, just like today has.
And I also invite you to participate in some form and some ceremony for June 19th, and if you’re in Peoria, perhaps the Contemporary Art Center, where you will have the opportunity hear Mr. Adams again. Thank you all for coming. And thank you for being a part of our celebration.