Memorial Day Observance in Mount Pleasant

On May 29, the Mount Pleasant Memorial Day Observance will be held at the Mount Pleasant High School Gymnasium at 10:30 am. The observance will begin with the presentation of the colors by members of the VFW, American Legion Posts and Auxiliaries. Avenue of Flags Chair and Honor Guard Commander, Dean King will serve as Master of Ceremonies.  The Rev. Trey Hegar, pastor at the Mount Pleasant First Presbyterian Church and a veteran of the United States Marines, will deliver the Invocation and the Benediction. The MPCHS Band under the direction of Jim DePriest will play patriotic music prior to the beginning of the program. The band will also perform the National Anthem.  General Logan’s orders, directing the establishment of Memorial Day as we know it today, will be read.  A special music selection will be performed by Summer Schroeder.  She will be accompanied by members of the MPCHS Jazz Band.  The featured speaker will be Iowa Senator Jeff Reichman.  He is Chair of the Veterans Affairs Committee for the State of Iowa. Sen. Reichman is also a Marine Corps Veteran. Twelve names will be engraved on the Veterans Memorial marker on the Henry County Court House lawn bringing the total to 1,505. Those individuals and their families will be recognized. Following the Benediction the Honor Guard will fire a 3 volley salute followed by Taps played by members of the High School Band.

These are the names being added:

Alan D. Huisinga

Henry E. Tompkins

Michael D. Noel

Delbert Duane Prottsman

Stanley E. Hill

Ronald  K. Fye

Robert D. Batey

Raymond L. Daniel

J. Michael Kitch

Dennis John Fitzpatrick

Warren Kendig Rogers Jr.

Steven Rae Vogeler