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Memorial Day Service

The Memorial Day Service was held May 29th at 10 a.m. in the La Harpe City Park, with the following program.

Welcome-American Legion Auxiliary by Sec. Chris Little

Presentation of Colors by the American Legion Post # 301

Star-Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key-Arr. Moses Hogan was played by the La Harpe Jr. High Band

Opening Prayer by Rick Goettsche, Assoc. Minister of the Union Church

Pledge of Allegiance by Deloris Rodeffer, American Legion Auxiliary Treasurer

Memorial Day Poem by Lila McKeown, Auxiliary Member

Special music, "Tell My Father", by 5th grade boys, Cooper Neff, Noah McConnell, Bryce Marsden, and Bobby Wildrick

Special music, "Spirit of America", by the 5th grade girls, Kenzie Donaldson, Laney Brown, Rachel James, Avery Pence, Jessica Powelson, and Melany Bundy. Stephanie Mencel was director.

Remarks by Darrell Kraft, Commander of Hancock County American Legion

Speaker was Gary Jackson, Iraq Veteran

Recognition of all Veterans by Darrell Kraft

Recognition of Gold Star & Blue Star Mothers by Harry Fark, Post #301 Commander

Special music by Todd Stevens

Closing Prayer by Kyle Nelson, Youth Minister of Christian Church

Acclaim March by La Harpe Jr High Band, arranged by Larry Clark and directed by Stephanie Mencel

Retiring of Colors by American Legion Post # 301

Twenty-One Gun Salute by American Legion Post # 301

Taps by American Legion Post # 301

5th graders Cooper Neff, Noah McConnell, Bryce Marsden, and Bobby Wildrick sang "Tell My Father".

Honor Guard Lindsey Shoemaker, Roger Johnson, John Lee, and Dan Gillett bow for the closing prayer given by Kyle Nelson of the La Harpe Christian Church.