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Ovington, Charles - 1907

OVINGTO PROMISE TO RUN THE FLAGSN

Posted By: Michael Kearney (email)
Date: 11/29/2017 at 17:14:40

The Clinton Herald Wednesday February 27, 1907 p 1 It is very probable that hereafter flags will be displayed at half mast over the school buildings of the city while the funeral services over the remains of a departed veteran of the civil war in progress. The idea originated with J.R. Crawford of this city, who went to the members of the school board this morning and secured the promise to run the flags up at half mast on the various school buildings of the city while the funeral of the late Charles Ovington was being held this afternoon, the members of the board readily agreeing to see that the national colors were displayed in the manner indicated, out of respect to the memory of the Clinton veteran who has just passed from earth. Mr. Crawford will endeavor to have the practice continued in the future, whenever a similar occasion arises, as it does from time to time as Clinton members of the vast army who wore the blue in their country's cause answer, one by one, the final bugle call and the reveille to a better land. So it is to be presumed that in the future the burial of a soldier will be heralded from the flagstaffs of the city schools by the red, white and blue at half mast. Funeral services for the late Charles Ovington were held this afternoon at the residence, in charge of Rev. T.M. Evans, pastor of the First Methodist church. The services were of an impressive character, and were attended by a large number of the friends of the deceased. The Clinton veterans had charge of the services of the Grand Army of the Republic took place before the body of their comrade was consigned to earth.


 

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