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
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.