Memorial Service Held by Adams Jackson Post

1920

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RESEARCHED BY : TINA EASLEY

 

05/26/2008

tina@grnco.net

http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ar/county/greene/

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 1920 - THE PARAGOULD SOLIPHONE

FINE MEMORIAL SERVICE HELD BY LOCAL POST

LARGE CROWD PRESENT AT METHODIST CHURCH YESTERDAY TO HONOR GREENE COUNTY BOYS

THE FIRST MEMORIAL SERVICE IN HONOR OF THE BRAVE AND PATRIOTIC YOUNG MEN OF GREENE COUNTY WHO PAID THE SUPREME SACRIFICE TO THE CAUSE OF THE UNITED STATES AND IN ACTION ACROSS THE SEAS WAS HELD IN THE FIRST METHODIST CHURCH SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT 3 O'CLOCK , UNDER AUSPICES OF ADAMS JACKSON POST , AMERICAN LEGION .

A LARGE CROWD WAS PRESENT AND THOSE WHO MISSED HEARING THE ADDRESSES MADE BY HON. H.R. PARTLOW AND J.J. HARRISON , COMMANDER OF THE AMERICAN LEGION FROM ARKANSAS , WERE UNFORTUNATE INDEED.

R.P. TAYLOR , COUNTY CHAIRMAN OF THE AMERICAN LEGION , PRESIDED OVER THE MEETING AT WHICH ALSO A SPLENDID MUSICAL PROGRAM WAS RENDERED.

THE FIRST NUMBER WAS ON THE PROGRAM WAS A QUARTET " SOME SWEET DAY WE'LL UNDERSTAND " BY MESSRS , BOONE , PAYNE , SHANE AND HOPKINS , MISS UNA COLE SANG A SOLO " OUR YESTERDAYS " AND THE OTHER NUMBERS INCLUDED A PIANO SELECTION BY MISS DOROTHY LONG AND A SOLO BY MISS AGNES GRAVES .

HON. H.R. PARTLOW , WHO NEEDS NO INTRODUCTION TO LOCAL AUDIENCES MADE A BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE TO THE BOYS WHO FOUGHT AND DIED FOR THE FLAG AND THOSE WHO FOUGHT AND RETURNED . MR. PARTLOW'S SPEECH WAS SHORT AND HE WAS FOLLOWED BY J.J. HARRISON WHO MADE THE MAIN ADDRESS OF THE DAY. NO MORE FORCEFUL SPEAKER HAS BEEN HEARD IN THIS CITY IN QUITE A WHILE .

THE AMERICAN LEGION IS A CIVILIAN ORGANIZATION , MR. HARRISON SAID . IT IS COMPOSED OF ALL MEN AND WOMEN WHO WERE REGULARLY ENLISTED IN THE ARMY BETWEEN APRIL , 1917 AND NOVEMBER , 1919 , AND THOSE AMERICAN SOLDIERS WHO SERVED HONORABLY IN OTHER ARMIES PREVIOUS TO THE ENTRANCE OF THIS COUNTRY IN THE WAR. THOSE WHO WENT GLADLY AND WITH HIGH SPIRIT . THERE ARE NO HONORARY MEMBERSHIPS.

AFTER MR. HARRISON SPOKE R.P. TAYLOR , ASSITED BY J.C. SHANE , PRESENTED FRENCH MEMORIAL CERTIFICATES TO THE NEAREST KIN OF SOLDIERS WHO DIED IN HONORABLE SERVICES DURING THE WAR . SO MANY OF THE NEAREST KIN OF DECEASED SOLDIERS LIVE NEAR WALCOTT , AND BECAUSE OF BAD WEATHER WERE UNABLE TO ATTEND.

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