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Memorial Service

The Memorial Day service held at the Congregational church last Sunday morning, was attended by as many people as the church could comfortably accommodate. The sermon, which was delivered by the Rev. C. A. Irvin, pastor of the Baptist church, filled the congregation with patriotic inspiration from beginning to end, recalling the days of bondage and the deplorable conditions existing in the world from the ninth century to the time of the Civil war; never losing an opportunity to praise the brave heroes for their efforts which cost so much life-blood and anguish in order to free our country of slavery.

The old soldiers were each presented with a beautiful red carnation by Rev. Pyche before entering the church and were escorted to their seats in a body.

The special music prepared for the occasion was beautiful and Farnam can well be proud of such excellent talent. It is doubtful if many of our larger cities can boast of any better.

The Farnam Echo 11(24):1, Thursday, 28 May 1914

 



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