Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Day of the Past

In the past The American Legion Post would hold the Memorial Day Services at different cemeteries throughout the county and have the services at one of the graves of the soldiers that died during the war.  Today the services for Memorial Day and Veteran's Day are held at Mapleview Cemetery at the sight of the War Memorial.  In case of rain, as it happens many times, the service is held at historic Fohs Hall on  Walker Street.

The picture above was taken on May 26th of last week.  The War Memorial had been decorated with flags and flowers for the Memorial Day week-end.  A very touching sight.

The following item was taken from the Crittenden Press, May 1932, it tells of a Memorial Day Service many years ago.

The regular annual Memorial Day Services will be held this year at the Repton Cemetery, conducted at the grave of Lonnie Moore.  These services are held each year at some cemetery in the county, in honor and memory of our war dead.  The Legion Post decided at their regular meeting Monday night to conduct the services this year at the Repton Cemetery in honor of any veteran buried there.  H. C. Enoch is in charge of the program for that occasion and is preparing an impressive program suitable for the occasion.  The Community Band, sponsored by the Legion Post, will participate in the program, as well as a firing squad from Company I, this place.

Lonnie Moore was born Nov. 17, 1887 and died June 16, 1919, from the flue, as many of the young men did during that time in history.

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