The Bloomingburg Masonic Lodge No. 449 conducted its annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Bloomingburg cemetery Monday morning at 9:30 a.m.
Lodge member Wayne King served as the master of ceremonies for the event and gave the history of Henry Casey Camp No. 92 Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW), which has for several years decorated the grave of Civil War Medal of Honor recipient Corporal Henry, who was a longtime officer of the Masonic Lodge.
Company C, 20th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Sons of Veterans Reserve, which is the military arm of the Henry Casey Camp, served as the Color Guard and fired a musket salute during the ceremony.
Lodge member Bill Cupp recited information from an Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite degree to explain how President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address on Nov. 19, 1863.
Fayette County Commissioner Dan Dean delivered an inspiring Memorial Day address emphasizing the importance of veterans passing along to their children and grandchildren, and other relatives and friends information about their military experience so that future generations can better understand the importance of Memorial Day as a time to honor those who have died defending their country.