Today Armistice or Veterans’ Day is observed around the village
square by displays of American flags and white crosses.
years, the community has had different ways to remember November 11th,
1918. In 1934 a program was presented by the students of
Metamora Township High School in cooperation with the local American
Legion Post 89 at the High School. The event drew a capacity crowd
for the two hours of varied entertainment. The Dramatics Club gave a
play “America Remembers” depicting America’s tribute to the memory
of our war heroes. Piano selections were played by Victorine
Waldschmidt. A medley of southern songs were sung by the Girl’s Glee
Club, accompanied by Miss Joyce Parker and under the direction of
Miss Oda Johnston. Professor Ray J. Schertz, principal of the school
introduced Glenwood Tanton, Commander who then introduced the
speaker of the evening, J.B. Murphy of Bloomington, a district
legion official. The program concluded with two vocal numbers
entitled “Trees” and “Send Me a Rose From the Homeland” by Miss
Eleanor Bachman, accompanied by Mr. Maxey. Taps were played by
The above photo
was taken at the Honor Roll Memorial when the American Legion Post
89 and the Legion Auxiliary ladies conducted services in the park on
November 11, 1999. All veterans who have served in all the wars were
honored on this day.
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photo submitted by Shirley A. Adams.