Memorial Day ceremonies in

Mount Pulaski
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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.

Pictures by Jennifer Fielden and Jerry Maxheimer of Mount Pulaski and information by Phil Bertoni

Emma Stewart

Haley Bowles




Jim Fuhrer handled the traditional Mount Pulaski mayoral speaker duties.

The honor guard presents colors.



Steenbergen Cemetery Avenue of Flags. Each 12-foot flag has the name of a deceased veteran who is buried in this cemetery -- all the way back to the American Revolutionary War

The Mount Pulaski Cemetery Veteran's Memorial.






A good crowd attended the events.


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