Veteran’s Memorial and Living Tree Dedication

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The ceremonies for the Veteran’s Memorial and the Living Memorial Tree Park were held on October 6, 2019.  Members of the American Legion Color Guard stood vigil during the Ceremony. Ray Pekovitch read the six new names inscribed on the memorial. Those names were Richard Louis Boltz- World War II, Steve Novota III, Joseph K. Lanham, Carl Christian Schloz, Charles G. Ross- all of Vietnam and Gregory Albert Boltz- Guam/ West Coast. Nathan Jesse provided the music. Following the veterans ceremony guests moved to the tree park  where they enjoyed listening to Joe Readnour playing the bagpipes. Beth Hawn greeted the attendees and gave a brief history of the park.  Five bricks were dedicated this year.  M.H.S. Class of 1976- Forever Indians, Bill Hayes Sr., Ginny Hayes, Warren L. Weakly and Elmer Trueblood. A monetary gift was given in memory of Leola Hibbard. Mischelle Davis read the dedication for the trees. Those  were a  Willow Oak for Pete Zeitler & Lucas Zeitler, father and son, donated by family.  A Shingle Oak was dedicated to Lloyd & Leona Largen by daughter Susan Hogan and their 11 surviving grandchildren. A Bur Oak was dedicated in honor of Louis Jordan by the Village of Moweaqua Mayor, Trustees and Employees. A flowering Crab Apple was dedicated to Evan Higgins by Terry Traster. A Bur Oak was dedicated to former postmaster Albert Eck by Jo Jurgensen.  The Cynthia Minott and Troy & Teresa Duncan family donated a Overcup Oak in memory of their parents Aubrey & Carol Duncan. Joe & Connie Lanham had a Overcup Oak dedicated in their memory by their children Laurie & Bryon Coffman and family and Julie & Kurt Schinzler and family. Guest were invited to enjoy refreshments, stroll the park and visit their tree.