LEWISTON – The George Armstrong Custer Post 7, Grand Army of the Republic Association, will conduct original Civil War ceremonies at 10 a.m. Monday, May 31, at the Riverside Cemetery.

The ceremony will be held in the section of the cemetery where 14 Civil War veterans are buried, with special emphasis at the grave of Stephen L.T. Marriner, who was a prisoner of war and died at the Confederate Salisbury Prison at the age of 20.

The program will include singing of the “Star Spangled Banner” by the assembly, pledge of allegiance by the assembly and invocation by the Rev. Donald L. Miller, commander (ret.) Navy Chaplains Corps.

Those attending will join in singing the “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Gen. John A. Logan’s Order 11, setting aside May 30 as “Decoration Day,” will be read as will Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

Larry Hayes will give an address on “The Battle at Gettysburg” followed by Jerry DerBoghosian, “History of Custer Post 7.”

“Taps”will be followed by “Gold Bless America” sung by the assembly.

The service will be held rain or shine. For more information, call Jerry DerBoghosian at 782-5700 or 353-7435.


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