13310 Highway 305 · P.O. Box 5
Lipscomb, Texas 79056
May 24, 2020
WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott
The museum is trying to reopen with volunteers coming when they are ready. Please call prior to coming if you need us but the museum is open for viewing the exhibits during courthouse hours.
We are keeping business, working on our workroom and answering emails.
We had to privilege in participating with the Perryton VFW in their Memorial Day ceremony. I hope everyone took the time to remember relatives or friends.
The museum has been asked to participate in several upcoming projects. I will keep you informed as more information is available.
The original post-Civil War memorial day was called Decoration Day and was changed to Memorial Day on the 30th of May,1808 by Retired Major General Logan in the following proclamation: "The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the grave of comrades who died in defense of their country and during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land in the observation no form of ceremony is prescribed, but posts and comrades will in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit."
Today, across America the citizens place American flags on all the soldiers grave. At Arlington National Cemetery in the early hours of the Friday morning before Memorial Day, soldiers of the Third U.S. infantry walk along the rows of headstone. Each soldier stops at a headstone, reaches to a bundle of flags he is carrying, pulls one out and pushes it into the ground. These soldiers are part of a special regimen, the Old Guard, Most consider it a privilege to place flags on the more than two hundred thousand graves of soldiers who served in the wars or who died in them. "They have done their job," said one soldier, "and now it’s my turn to do mine.."
On Memorial Day, Veterans and families come to lay their own wreaths and say prayers or have similar services to recognize their service to our country.
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