During the month of April, Gill Funeral Service will host its annual youth essay contest titled, “The True Meaning of Memorial Day.”

The contest, open to all Washington high school students, was established to create an educational awareness involving youth in Washington communities so that they can learn more about the service and sacrifice of our nation’s veterans.

Essay submissions will be received April 1 through April 30 from students enrolled in Washington area high schools as well as private, charter and home schools.

Winning essays will be announced at the May 29 Essay Contest Awards Ceremony at Daviess County Courthouse, 200 E. Walnut St. A total of three prizes will be awarded; $500 will be awarded to one high school first place winner; $300 will be awarded to one first place runner-up; and $200 will be awarded to one second place runner-up. Winning essays will be featured on the Gill Funeral Service website, social media page and other related print and electronic media.

Gill Funeral Service Manager Jennifer Wheeler said this, “We are happy to announce our second annual Memorial Day Youth Essay Contest for high school students in Washington, Indiana. The contest provides an opportunity to inspire local youth to remember our veterans and the freedom of our nation. Gill Funeral Service is committed to showing dedication and appreciation to veterans and members of the military.”

For information, call Jennifer Wheeler at 812-254-5650.

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