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September 21, 2018

Traditional Memorial Day Service At Rural Cemetery Set May 27


Oswego Town – As has been tradition for many years, Oswego Town will present a special Memorial Day Service at the town’s  Rural Cemetery on May 27 at 10 a.m.

Photo from 1962 at Rural Cemetery program on Civil War Centennial… Front row:  L to Rt. Assemblyman Edward Crawford, Mrs. Fred Lockwood, Town  Historian George DeMass, Sen. Henry Wise. Speaking, Francis T. Riley Oswego Co. Chairman of the Civil War Centennial. Seated back row: Rev. Larry Draper, S.W. Oswego Baptist Church

Photo from 1962 at Rural Cemetery program on Civil War Centennial… Front row: L to Rt. Assemblyman Edward Crawford, Mrs. Fred Lockwood, Town Historian George DeMass, Sen. Henry Wise. Speaking, Francis T. Riley Oswego Co. Chairman of the Civil War Centennial. Seated back row: Rev. Larry Draper, S.W. Oswego Baptist Church

The Reverend Richard Sivers, an Oswego Town native, and now of the Dryden United Methodist Church, will be the guest speaker.

Reverend Sivers’ topic will be “Echoes Through the Smokes of War. The names of many of the Town’s deceased war veterans will be read.

Wreaths will be placed by the Walker-Spencer Tent Daughters of Union Veterans on the graves of Dr. Mary E,Walker, Elmina Spencer and Captain James Lee. Both Walker and Lee are recipients of the Medal of Honor.

The public is cordially invited to attend. Please bring lawn chairs. The cemetery is located off Rt. 104 West on Cemetery Road in Fruit Valley, or off County Route 20 near Oswego Center.

The service is sponsored by the Oswego Town Historial Society.

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