With beautiful and impressive exercises the comrades of George K. Bird post 169, William Foreman commander, assisted by the J. of V., the boys’ brigade, and the W. R. C. (Edit: Women’s Relief Corps), and accompanied by the Norwood brass band, marched to the Old and Highland cemeteries yesterday and decorated 80 graves, Including several soldiers of the revolution. At the latter cemetery services were conducted for the unknown dead by the W. R. C., Mrs. Clara B. Douglas conducting the service, with the children of the public schools assisting.
On returning to headquarters dinner was served to the veterans by the W. R. C. and in the evening the principal exercises of the day took place and at which Past Asst Adjt Gen Israel H. DeWolf made the address. The feature of the evening was the rendition of “Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address” from memory by comrade Theodore F. Wellington. so years of age.
Just one-half of the 30 comrades who signed the charter are still alive and the post has lost but one member during the year. Henry R. Ellis, who was a musician in Co F. 18th Mass volunteers.
The oldest member of the post is Elias E Pratt. 82. who was corporal in Co F, 43d Mass volunteers.
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