The honor guard and rifle squad is
commanded by former Mount Pulaski American Legion Post
447 Commander Bob McCue, and the bugler is Alan Roos of
Chestnut, former Mount Pulaski American Legion Post 447
commander. Roos says he first performed taps with his
bugle as an eighth-grade student, 65 years ago.
Joe Lucas, former commander of Mount Pulaski American
Legion Post 447, handled the ceremonial duties at
Steenbergen Cemetery. The Rev. David Hofer handled the
invocation and benediction at all three sites.
A delicious "Dixie Southern Pulled
Pork BBQ" sandwich buffet was held in the Mount Pulaski
American Legion Hall following the services.
Mount Pulaski American Legion Post
447 "What Memorial Day Means to Me" essay winners were
Miss Emma Stewart at the grade school level and Miss
Haley Bowles in high school. Each student received a
savings bond. Over 40 students submitted essays this
year, supported by their teachers.
Phil Bertoni, commander of Mount
Pulaski American Legion Post 447, was the master of
ceremonies, while the Rev. David Hofer, retired St.
John's Lutheran minister and temporary minister of Mount
Pulaski St. John's Lutheran Church, handled the
invocation and benediction.
Jennifer Fielden and Jerry Maxheimer of Mount Pulaski
and information by Phil Bertoni