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Decoration Day

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Aeeording to previous arraufretnent there was a gathering of citizens, and many trom the country to witness the ceremoDy of decorating the soldier mon ument on the afternoon of Tuesday, memorial day. There was the usual planting of flags, scattèring of flowers and singiug of songs by the ehildren. Mrs. E. w. Moore recited beautifully the lovely poem, 'Cover them over with beautiful flffwers," which no matter how often repeated is always full of feeliDg, and tender sympathy, and love for the departed heros of our late conflict, and never grows old. Mrs. Pierce in behalf of the president. Airs. Moses Seabolt, whoes ïll health preveuted her takinp: au active part, addressed a few words to the people tbanking them for the manifest interest, notwithstonding the absence of our usual display and service. Mrs. Lizzie Bowdisk sang a beautiful song, al.)ne, the story of a poor soldier boy who died without finding a f riend to carry his dying message to tbe dear ones at home. Tue ladics desire .o thank all who aided them by a coutribution of flowers, eupecially Mr. Toms, Leverett 11. Kellogg, Els worth Thomas and öuy Becklcy for assistaucc on tbc jjrounds.


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Ann Arbor Democrat