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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.