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Julia Pierpont Celebration

May 27, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Julia Augusta (Robertson) Pierpont, wife of Francis H. Pierpont is credited with organizing the first Decoration Day (now known as Memorial Day).
The public is invited to  help us celebrate this extraordinary woman.
10:30 – 11:00   Meet at Gatherings, the Pierpont Church, on Monroe Street across from the former Fairmont Fire Department                                        Period Music by We Three Plus One
11:00    Prayer – Rev. Richard Bowyer
11:03    Proclamation readings
11:05   Interpreters Art and Pam Dodds will portray Gov. Francis H. Pierpont and his wife Julia.    
Millie and Gary Gotez will portray Senator and Mrs. Carsile
 11:30    Christa Pierpont from Virginia will speak on the Fairmont – Richmond connection
11:50    TBA
12:00   Proceed to Woodlawn Cemetery
                          Taps by the Veterans Honor Guard
                          Laying of Wreaths by Mayor Tom Mainella and  Pierpont Community & Technical College                 
Flags available to the public to place on graves of veterans. A special display of Julia Pierpont will be showcased at the Marion County Museum. 


May 27, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm