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Memorial Day

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The following document isexplatuitory of itself, and gives the entire program for the observnnce of the most sacred of all duys 6et aside for special observación by the people of the l'uited States, Memoria] I);iy, wblcb oocnrt on May $Oth, next Wednesday : C.ENERAI. ORDER, XO. 1. IlKADQIARTF.RS WKI.CH POST, No. 1.TT, ) llKIT. OF MlCH., O. A. K., V Anh Arbob, May 21, 188S. ) I. In corapllancewith orders fruiD National anil Department Headquarters, Welch Post, No.187, Dep'tof Mlch., U. A. R., wlll observe Memorial Day. II. On Sunday, May 27, the Post wil] asemble at the Post room at 10 o'clock i. in. for the purpose of atlendtng services atSt. Andrew's cliurch. J. T. Jacobs Camp, Sons of Veteranft, and Co.A, lst Regt. Michigan State Troops, Iniviim accepted the lnvllatlon to unlte In these services, wtll movo frotn theli respective quarters al 10:15s. in., and j.roceed w il li thls Post to the churcli. III. On Wednesday, May 30, the Post will meet at Post room at 830 o'clock a. tn., to proceeil to the severul cerneteries in Aun ArOor, for the purpose of strewlng flowers upon the graves of departed comrades. The Post will vlsit (In carrlivges) the si. Thomas, Fiflh Ward, and Forest Hill cemeterles, In the order named. At the Flftli Ward Cemetery the careraony glven In the O. A. R. service book lnr Memorial Day will be observed, and the graves will be decorated. Alter returning from the Fifth AVard the Post wlllas-einble on Ibe south slde or the ('ourt HouRe squareand, accompanied by tho i'iiiup ol the Sons of Veterans, wlll proceed In the grave of Col. Welch, In Forest HUI Cemetery, hold the Memorial service lald dowu for observance. and strew flowers upon the gravcu of all comrades who rest in Unit ceraetery. IV. All who liave flowers to conirJbtite are requested to send them to the Uourt House, at i o'clock a. in., May 30. where the I.adies' Decoration Society, who have kindly conseuled to lake charge of t hls matter, wlll be present to receive and arrange tlie flowers. Any flowers lntended for special graves should have a card atlached, wheu iln-y will be placed tus deslred. V. At 1:SO o'clock p. m., sharp, May 30, Welch Post, No. 137, J. T. Jacobs Cmp, No. 80, and Co.A, lst Kegt. M. S. T.. wlll assemble at tbeir respective quarters. At 2 o'clock p. m. line wlll be lormed on Main Street, and the procession, wllb such organlzations as may joln, will proceed to the Universlty Hal], and take part wit h thelr fellow-citizens in the exercisesof the afternoon. Theassemblage will be addressed by Capt. L. L. Janes, U. S. A. VI. Comrades of the late war, whether raembers of the G. A. R. or not, are in vlied to particípale in all theexerclses of Memorial Day. lt is hoped that comrades wlll lay ailde thelr business and asslst us in these sacred (Julios. It Is also desired that the cltlzens geuerally should joln tn tüe services; for the lives of these deceased comrades were glven for the perpetuatlon of the Union and that frecd nu which we now enjov.


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