Lake Pleasant Honor Roll

Donated by Brenda Howe

taken about 1945

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Names on the Honor Roll

Aird, Lawrence              

Brasile, John
Brooks, Clarence
Brooks, Edward
Brooks, Robert
Brusso, Robert
Buyce, Gerald

Call, Ralph
Call, Douglas Jr.
Call, Walter
Carlson, Robert
Courtney, Clarence
Courtney, Richard

Danforth, Howard
Danforth, Raymond
Demming, Robert

Early, Chester

Fish, Walter

Gagnon, Joseph
Gallup, David
Gilbert, Walter
Griffiths, Edward
Griffiths, Sydney
Griffiths, Sydney J.
Griffis, Dewitt

King, Albert Jr.

King, Gilbert                  
King, Stuart
Knapp, Clarence
Knapp, Fred

Lanphear, Edward
Lanphear, Elmer
Lanphear, Hursel
Lanphear, Milton
Lawrence, Everett
Lawrence, Roger
Lawrence, Alfred

Mayers, Alvin
Marble, Charles
McAfee, John
Mikruta, John
Morrison, Clarence
Morrison, Richard
Morrison, Robert
Mishie, Frank

Nelson, Robert
Nielson, Alfred

O'Keefe, James
Orr, Ralph
Osborne, William Jr.

Page, Erwin
Page, Everett
Page, Amos
Page, Elmer Jr.

Page, Halsey
Page, Leon
Parslow, Bradley
Parslow, Carl
Parslow, Clinton
Parslow, Robert
Parslow, Sanford
Perkins, George
Phillips, Charles
Plum, Galen
Pomitcher, Peter

Romaine, Howard

Slack, Artless
Slack, Clifford
Slack, Fred
Slack, John
Slack, Kenneth
Slack, William
Stuart, Ivan
Sturges, Kenneth

Tubbs, Delbert
Tubbs, Herbert

Warcup, Louis
Weaver, Leroy
Whitman, Leon
Wilbur, Calvin
Wilbur, Robert
Williams, Charles
Wilson, Wesley

Robert Brooks died on 24 Jun 1944
Raymond Danforth died on 13 Jan 1944
Michael Downey died on 10 Apr 1943

I'm not sure why Robert Brooks and Raymond Danforth are identified as having died (with a gold star in the picture), but Michael Downey is not listed at all, though he died earlier than they did. On the other hand, he died the year before, and there are other servicemen names missing as well. Perhaps this Honor Roll was kept in terms of who was currently in service and/or died during the current year.

31 May 1944

County Honor Roll Contains 2 Gold Stars

Speculator - ideal weather prevailed for the Memorial Day Services Sunday afternoon.

Marching in the parade which formed at the Lake Pleasant Central school and proceeded to the Honor Roll were members of the American Legion, the auxiliary Fire department, Band, American Red Cross in several branches of its work, and children of the Lake Pleasant Central School with several of the older girls as cadet captains.

Raymond J. Burke, Past County Commander, introduced Fred E. York, Commander of Stanley Stevens Post, who acted as master of ceremonies. This was followed by a selection by the Band, a few well chosen words of welcome by Mayor William Remmey, and the Invocation by Rev. Fr. Charles, Beatrice Magee recited: "In Flanders' Fields."

Carl L. Earley, Hamilton County Salvage Chairman, presented War Bonds to Miss Audrey Howland and Gordon Parslow, the girl and boy who had brought in the most salvage fat.

The main address of the afternoon, given by Honorable Bernard Kearney was very and inspiring.

Mrs. Carl L. Earley, President of the Auxiliary of American Legion led in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Stanley G. Schoonmaker, Past County Commander, read the names of the Honored dead of Hamilton county, the tear-dimmed eyes of many turned to the Lake Pleasant Honor Roll which now bears two Gold stars, one for Michael Downey who met death in the African campaign, and one for Raymond Danforth who made the supreme sacrifice in Italy recently. This was followed by a Salute to Flag and Honored dead by the Firing Squad of Stanley Stevens Post, tape sounded by William Barnard, and the benediction by Rev. F. B. Grim.

The playing of the National anthem by the High School band concluded that portion of the ceremonies, whereupon the parade formed and marched to the cemetery for services at the grave of a veteran, during which Miss Dorothy Slack placed a wreath upon the grave of her father, Dexter Slack.

As a part of the day's observance, members of the American Legion and Auxiliary of American Legion, attended the morning worship service at Grace church. One of the highlights of the service was the reading of an timely poem written by Commander Fred E. York.

Service Flag Dedicated

[transcriber's note: the Service Flag refered to here, was a small flag with a white background, red edging, and a blue star in the center, on it for each child currently serving in the armed forces. It was displayed in many homes at the front window, facing outward, during WWII. If the child died in the war, then a gold star was embroidered over the blue star. The list below is presumably the names of the sons who went to war, whose family chose to have a Service Flag dedicated to them. The blue star symbolizes hope and pride and a gold star symbolizes sacrifice to the cause of liberty and freedom.]

The special feature of the evening service at Lake Pleasant. They are:
Douglas Call,
Ralph Call,
Clarence Courtney,
Richard Courtney,
Clarence Knapp,
Freddie Knapp,
Jason Knapp,
Walter Knapp,
Clarence C. Morrison,
Richard I. Morrison,
Halsey Page,
Bradley Parslow,
Carl Parslow,
Chancey Parslow,
Clinton Parslow,
Lewis Parslow,
Robert Parslow,
Sanford Parslow,
Kenneth Slack,
William Slack,
Delbert Tubbs,
Herbert Tubbs,
Floyd Weaver,
Leroy Weaver,
Leon Whitman,
Paul Whitman.
Rev. F. B. Grim was assisted in the dedication by Fred E. York, Commander of Stanley Steves Post, American Legion. Dr. Rollin P. Fiero rendered a violin solo, assisted by Mrs. Fred Edwards at piano.

The small community of Lake Pleasant has given very heavily of its young men, with six Parslow brothers and four Knapp brothers now in various branches of the armed forces.

 

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