LeMars Sentinel, May 30, 1939



Between 600 and 700 people attended the Memorial Sunday exercises at the
high school auditorium Sunday morning. Walter Bogen, commander of Wasmer
Post, American Legion, presided and A. W. Crouch, commander of Mower Poster,
G. A. R., and Plymouth county’s only surviving Civil War veteran was on the

Members of the Amerian Legion, the Woman’s Relief Corps, Spanish War
Veterans and their Auxiliary and Legion Auxiliary participated as
organizations and occupied reserved seats in the front of the auditorium.

The prelude offertory and postlude were played by the LeMars high school
band. The boy’s high school quartette sang Richter’s, “Creation,” and the
high school boys’ chorus san Tschaikowksy’s, “One Who Has Yearned Alone.” A
ladies quartet from the Baptist church sang, “When the Beautiful Gates

Rev. F. P. Pfalzgraff, of Presbyterian Church, made the opening prayer.
Rev. R. R. Hunger from St. John’s Evangelical church read the Scripture from
Isaiah 26 and Rev. W. M. Hubbard of the First Methodist church pronounced
the benediction.

The sermon was preached by Rev. S. A. Jones, of the Baptist church, whose
theme was, “In Memory Of Our Dead.” Rev. Jones took his theme from the 10th
verse of the 75th Psalm. He paid tribute to all our dead with special
mention of those who had given their lives for their country.

~Submitted for posting by volunteer, Linda Ziemann (granddaughter of Rev. S.A. Jones)