Farmington NH 101st Anniversary Memorial Day Exercise Booklet 1969

Title

Farmington NH 101st Anniversary Memorial Day Exercise Booklet 1969

Description

Farmington NH 101st Anniversary Memorial Day Exercise Booklet 1969. The booklet is four pages, printed in blue ink on paper.

The front page is simply decorated with a single, five line, angle border, which extends across three quarters of the top and left side of the front page. The border frames an image in the center of the page, The image in the center is a bald eagle, holding an olive branch in its beak, sitting atop a shield with four stars and alternating dark and light stripes and a banner saying "Memorial Day ." Details of the event are at the middle of the page to the bottom of the page topped with a US American Legion emblem.

The details say that the 101st Anniversary Memorial Day exercise was conducted by Clarence L. Perkins, Post No. 60 American Legion, Farmington, NH. They were to begin at "eight o'clock in the forenoon," at Edgerly Park. Officer of the Day was Allan Drew. Parade Marshall was Lawrence Gilbert. It was his 18th year doing so.

It details the activities for Memorial Day on the second and third pages starting with a march at Edgerly Park, then Town Hall, then the Main Street bridge, Veterans Cemetery, the Civil War memorial, then ending at Town Hall., At all places they included prayer, remarks, song, and many a band or musician playing.

The last page is devoted to order of the march and a public invitation to join them in " the proper observance of Memorial Day."

Size: 6.25 W x 9.5" H

Condition. Very good. Booklet was folded and has a crease.

FHS-Kyle Leach

Creator

American Legion, Farmington, NH

Publisher

American Legion, Farmington, NH

Date

1969

Files

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Citation

American Legion, Farmington, NH, “Farmington NH 101st Anniversary Memorial Day Exercise Booklet 1969,” Farmington Historical Society-Museum of Farmington History, accessed November 17, 2019, https://farmingtonnhhistory.omeka.net/items/show/566.

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