LeMars Sentinel
May 22, 1893

The Fallen Heroes to be Remembered---The Program for Memorial and Decoration

The various committees of Mower Post G.A.R. and W.R.C. have been for some
time engaged in perfecting arrangements for Memorial Day, and the following
is substantially an outline of the program agreed upon.

On Sunday, the 28th, at 10:30 a.m., there will be a union service at the
opera house which will be participated in by the various churches. The
sermon to be delivered by Rev. Blackmar of the Free Baptist church and music
by a union choir.

On Tuesday, the 30th, at 10:30, the procession will form on Main street and
march to the city cemetery where the decorating and ritual exercises of the
post and corps will be held after which the column will proceed to the
Catholic cemetery and decorate the graves thee, then return to the city and

The Relief Corps will serve dinner at G.A.R. hall at 12:00, and at 2:00 p.m.
Rev. J.E. Snowden will deliver the oration at the opera house.

Extensive preparations have been made for an entertainment at the opera
house in the evening, a complete program and synopsis of which will be ready
for distribution at the Sunday services.

~Submitted for posting by volunteer, Linda Ziemann

LeMars Sentinel, May 29, 1893


Promptly at 10:15 o'clock a.m., under direction of the chief marshal, the
column will form on Main street, with right resting on Sixth street, in the
following order:

Martial Band, Flower Committee and Children in wagons, Mower Post G.A.R.,
Public School children, I.O.O.F., Knights of Pythias, LeMars Fire
Department, Other Civic Societies, Public Schools, Citizens on Foot, W.R.C.
and G.A.R. in carriages, Orator of the Day, Clergy and Choir in Carriages,
May and City Officials in Carriages, Citizens in Carriages.

The line of march will be south on Main to Third street, east on Third to
the city cemetery where the ritual exercises of the G.A.R. and W.R.C. will
be held. After completion of decorating ceremonies the column will reform in
the same order and march west to Fulton street, north on Fulton to Sixth
street, east on Sixth street to the Catholic cemetery, and after exercises
there, will return by way of Sixth to Main street and there disband.

Dinner will be served by W.R.C. at G.A.R. Hall at 12 noon. At 2 o'clock p.m.
the societies will re-assemble at the opera house and listen to an oration
by Rev. J.E. Snowden.

~Submitted for posting by volunteer, Linda Ziemann