LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
May 29, 1936

Entire Community Will Join In Patriotic Observance of Tribute to War
Prof. Harold Smith Will Deliver Memorial Address

The people of this community will drop their ordinary vocations Saturday,
May 30, and join in their annual tribute to the soldier dead who sleep in
local cemeteries. The usual program will be followed, the column forming at
the city building at 9 a.m. and proceeding to St. Joseph cemetery where a
brief service will be held, participated in by the children of the parochial
school. The column will then proceed to the City cemetery where the
exercises will include a service for the unknown dead by the women’s
patriotic organizations and an address by Rev. Harold Smith, of Western
Union college. The city and high school bands, the American Legion drum
corps, Spanish-American veterans and women’s auxiliaries of the veterans of
three wars and Boy and Girl Scouts will participate in the exercises as
organizations and hundreds of citizens will join them in this Memorial Day
tribute to our dead heroes.

This annual observance of Memorial Day in this community is not only a
fitting tribute to those who have gone before but a patriotic inspiration to
the youth of this community that will help them to be better citizens of the
country they are inspired to love by these Memorial exercises.

Following is the program at St. Joseph’s cemetery:
Song by school children.
Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, Dolores Meyers.
Song by school children.
Logan’s Order, Sylvester Harms.
Decoration of veterans graves.

At the City cemetery, A. W. Crouch, the last survivor of Mower Post G.A.R.,
will preside and the following program will be given:

Prayer, Rev. J. R. Tumbleson.
Music by band.
Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, Beulah Wolfe.
Logan’s Order, Walter Koenig.
G. A. R. Ritual by Miss Monah Hord.
Decoration Service for Unknown Dead, Woman’s Relief Corps, Spanish-American
and American Legion Auxiliaries.
Address, Rev. Harold Smith.
Decoration of graves during address.
Salute, Firing Squad from Co. K.
Star Spangled Banner.


~Submitted for posting by volunteer, Linda Ziemann