Prairie Du Pont Post 485
American Legion Post 485 Memorial Day Service
Prairie DuPont Post 485 of Dupo conducted an improvised Memorial Day service. Chaplain Stephen A. Wylie and Adjutant Alan R. Hoock performed the service at the post home May 25. The service was held at the James J. Wolf U.S. Flag Retirement Site located at the front of the post. An opening prayer was recited by the chaplain. A green wreath was placed as a symbol of remembrance. A white flower was placed representing unselfish courage. A blue flower was placed signifying the brave deeds of our military men and women. The placed poppy represented a spirit which will endure until the end of time. A red wreath was placed in memory of the heroic dead who have fallen in defense of the United States of America. The U.S. flag was placed as an emblem of our nation. A POW/MIA ceremony was conducted and a Post Everlasting service remembering departed members. Benediction was held and the lyrics to taps were recited. Colors were returned to full staff at noon. Well wishes were given to Post Commander Rick Luby, who is going through physical therapy.