Saturday, November 21, 2015

1955 New Vienna dedicates war memorial -Nov.11

Veterans Day in 1955 was the dedication of a new war memorial in the New Vienna park on the corner of Main and West Streets.  According to the accompanying news article published in the Wilmington News-Journal, Nov. 12, p. 10, a brief ceremony on Friday afternoon was attended by about 125 persons.  The high school band, directed by Mrs. Carl West, performed.  Rev. Walter Cruzan (NV Church of Christ), Rev. Marvin Schamaun (NV Methodist) and Rev. Lee Palmer (?) were among the speakers.

Both pictures also include street views in the background – West Street in the top picture and the Marathon Gas Station on Main Street in the second picture.
Rev. Thomas Archibald, Hillsboro, delivered the dedication address at the Veterans Day services at New Vienna Friday afternoon when the village's new war memorial, at left, was dedicated.  Rev. Archibald is shown speaking from a small platform to the crowd that surrounded the village park.  At right is the New Vienna high school band that played for the dedication program.  --Wilmington News-Journal, Saturday, Nov. 12, 1955 p.10.
   Speakers at the dedication of the war memorial at New Vienna are shown above as they listened to the New Vienna high school band play during the dedication program.  At left, Leonidus Hendrix is holding the American flag to keep it from being blown over in the strong wind.  The speakers are left to right Rev. Thomas Archibald of HIllsboro, Rev. Marvin Schamaun, Rev. Walter Cruzan, Capt. James Stroud and Rev. Lee Palmer. --Wilmington News-Journal, Saturday, Nov. 12, 1955 p.10.

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