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Memorial Day Flowers Wanted

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Parent Issue
Day
16
Month
May
Year
1888
Copyright
Public Domain
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llie children of Michigan are invited by the Detroit Journal to gatherand send bouquets of wild flowers (or any otlier flowers) to decórate tlie soldiers monument at Detroit, on memorial Day, May 30th, the flowers to be arranged by the ladies of the VVomen'a Üelief Corps ol Detroit, when received. The $60,000 which was expended In erecting this monument to the meinory of all the Michigan soldiers who lost thelr lires in the war of the rebellion, was contributed by the people of the eutire State, and several thoUMnd dollars of this auiount was imule up front the giftsof school children of the State, thus inakinjr it especiiilly ppropriate that the monument this yeur should be deoorated by the cbildreu of the children who helped to build it tvventy-twoyears azo. 'l'lit Michigan Press Attociation nieets In Detroit May 29, 30 and 31, and on the morning of Tuesday, May 29, the editor of tlie üoürikr wlll k-ave his lunnc for Detroit, and will willingly cnny the children's glfis of llowers, together with the uanie and addresses of the Uciio s, which will be published in the Detroit Journal of May 30. After serving thelr purpose dui-ing the day to decórate the monument, the flowers will be distributed by the Detroit Journal in the hospitals, aiid nmoiiL' the sick of Detroit, and among the children of the Home of the Friendless, and in all the various orpban asylums and cluiritiil'le institution.-. The children are tlierefore invited to gather bouquets of wild flowers, and tnke them, together with a card bearing the donor's name and address, to the train on the morning of Tuesday, May 29, where, in the baggage car, or in a special tlowir offering car, arrangement will be proviued for their reception and transportation. Soldiers' wives and friends, and school teachers are requested to assist in receivlnjf and forwarding the flnweig. Wbo will aeslst in this work ? Send in your names.

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Ann Arbor Courier
Old News