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Edward F. Smith, Officer of the Guard.

Isaac H. Gardner, Quartermaster Sergeant.

Oscar A. Allen, Patriotic Instructor.

William H. Alden

John F. Barrows

John L. Brockway

James H. Burpee

Royal F. Carr

Arthur D. Chickering

Nason B. Cunningham

William H. Dunbar

Charles W. Ellis

Willard B. Emery

Edgar A. Hall

Winslow Joyce

Thomas B. Kelley

Fred. A. Kent

Joseph F. King

Daniel W. Lawrence

Charles W. Libby

J. Everett Pierce

Alvin R. Reed

George R. Russell

James W. Smith

The exercises of this year mark a transition period in the observance of Memorial Day. It is unlikely that the veterans will march on future occasions as before. They invited the young veterans now home from oversea, and who are forming the new American Legion, to participate with them in the duties of the day. So to the Legion comes the heritage of the Grand Army of the Republic, which will continue its organization and maintain its principles to the last. These younger veterans will take up the patriotic duty, and year by year, though old comrades fail to appear, will be manifest the enduring principles of American citizenship and loyalty. Just what form the details of the annual observance under the newer organization will take, we may not say, but the Grand Army of the Republic has set a worthy example.

On this memorial day of Peace fulfilled,
When to the God of battles praise is said
For warfare done and the long clamor stilled,
Forget not then the dead.

Yet will we keep, who cannot else repay
The dearest gift that Love has power to give,
For them the first place in our thoughts today—
Our dead, through whom we live.

L. B. A.

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