Sunday, May 24, 2009

History of Memorial Day

Governmental offices, banks and some businesses will be closed tomorrow in observance of Memorial Day. Memorial day dates back to the 1800's. It was originally called Decoration Day, and was a time set aside to honor those killed in the U-S Civil War by decorating their graves. It was first widely observed on May 30 in 1868.

Local Memorial Day Ceremonies

There are several local events to mark Memorial Day tomorrow. At 8:00 am the Boy Scouts will conduct a flag raising at the Post Office. There will also be a ceremony at 8:30 at the Crooked Creek Bridge to honor Marines and Sailors. Retired Navy Chief Richard Goodall will be the speaker. At 10:00 am there will be a ceremony at Elm Grove Cemetery honoring all veterans, with Dave Stouffer speaking. For more information contact Allan Fuhr at American Legion at 653-6773.

MP Graduation

The Mid Prairie Seniors have completed their final year of high School. As of today seniors from Mid Prairie will start on whatever path of life they choose, whether it be college, military or joining the work force. The Mid Prairie Graduation will be at 1:30pm at the high school.

All School Reunion

On June 26 to 27, 2009, the Mid Prairie foundation is inviting all the Mid Prairie alumni from the past 40 years to attend the second All School Reunion. Jeffrey Swartzentruber with the reunion committee says the weekend kicks off with a doubleheader at the High School baseball field and the culmination of the weekend will be the Alumni Banquet at the high school from 6 to 8 with a lot of activities in between. Swartzentruber says there will be a lot more activities that they are planning and will keep everyone updated.