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[132] assembled in our village, and with a pride tempered by gratitude massed themselves about the beautiful granite shaft erected to our fallen heroes, and with prayer and anthem and eloquent words gave to their cherished memories the last token of our unfading respect. And now, under God's blue heaven there remains the silent tear in the bereaved household while He has gathered them into His keeping, and there is no ‘lost cause’ in His tender providence. We would that it were possible to thank by name every man, woman, and child for their ready response, for contributing in money and provisions, but we can only say, kind people of Fairfax county, both native born and adopted citizens, and many in Alexandria, Washington, and Georgetown, that you lightened our labors by your kindly words, you made possible the creditable occasion by your money, you helped to entertain our guests by your generous donations, and you revived and accentuated this sentiment: “ The songs of the immortals are the holy melodies of love.” It need only be added that after all expenses are met, upon a clear sheet remains the sum of $265, which will be used in placing a railing about the mound.

Mrs. S. C. Vedder, Secretary Central Committee.

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