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Dedication of The Soldier's Monument, p. 13 PDF (736.9 KB)
PUBLIHED81E BY BELOIT DAILY NE\S 12 Dedication of TAe Soldiers' Monument hearts and broken lives. Brave mn of the north! Brave men of tie south, but brave in the wrong! and Senior Member of the Beloit Bar, and Presi- dent of the Citizens' Monument Asso- ciation, who delivered the Dedica- tory Address The Monument Dedicated Beloit paid her tribute to the he- roes of '61, dead and living, when more than five thousand people, citi- zens and strangers within her gat s. joined in the dedicatory exercises ot the Soldiers' Monument in the citiy cemetery on Memorial day, May 30, 1905. Under the influence of a !iv- ing patriotism, with hearts overflow- ing with gratitude to the saviors of the cause in the Civil War, with -ie bestowal of the choicest offerings of the season's flowers and blossoitt. old and young paid homage to tlal diminishing force that wore the blue in the time of sectional strife. Few annual observances of Memorial day are left to the survivors of the vi. but those who do remain will ocx r have another day in Heloit with i many remembrances as this. It ts the day for which the veterans Its been waiting many years and t! had their full mteasure of glory day. Acknowleddment Gratefully acknowledging as wA do that the hopes, desires and ambi- tions of many years are realized in -1 ii. Id e 'ti it nI a ed --ti m mory of a mih//It11pay I tI , prophri ic II-N' i I'> i X I 1 o a aI' t miihtier fulture, I saiy THIS JIAlUJIdEAT STA Al) N FOR MIEN." HON. ED)WARI) F. HANSEN, Secretary and Treasurer of Beloit Savings Bank and Secretary of the Citizens' Monument Association J lanren, for his many labors in our behalf, we give loyal thanks. r) the children of the publhc schools who so beautfied and brightened our services by their presence, we i our loving greetings, remem- hering that it is in the hands of the thidren of today, that the passn ears will place the care of the mon- toents, the graves and the memor- ies of the Grand Army of the Re- pube.-By L. H. D. Crane Post. No. 54, G. A. R., E. 31. Gammon. Comimittee. Liberty and Human Rights Enthroned A half million men on our side wcnt down to death of lingering dis- ease and disability and toward half a million yonder; and in that broad trail of death a million other broken Weighed in the balance and found wanting, not alone the south bu every agency. north or south, whose Fymipathies or overt acts helped to fill the measure of man s enslave- lent! But the scales of God fouti adjustment. Treason, disloyalty an oppression went down, and liber-y and human rights were enthroned. The American nation, a nation ,f natlons, was born again and destin- ed to be a "world poxver," and one of the earth's architects in (he building of humanity's temple vhict is the temple of God. And in this work. grander ani more enduring than any as yet tlhe ages have wrought in recognition tt part of what our soldiers, brave in the right, living and dead, have done, We are gathered here today.- Eloquent tribute from Mr. Dow's Dedicatory Address. WILLIAM B. STRONG, The generous donor of the beautiful Ceme- tery grounds to the City of Beloit, and a loyal frined of the soldier 13 the beautiful Soldiers' Monument now standing on our lot in Beloit's city of the dead, it is becoming inas they too were fighting for the to show our thankful appreciation lIones and all they held dear am, to all who so kindly assisted us in their courage and valor pa~ed besi. the services at its dedication on Me- none; but brave in the xrong, tie morial day. To the Women's Relief cause was lost. Corps who are ever ready to helpt The army of the north xere ots when the burden is heavy upon us, and the army of the south, mx to the many organizations of the alike, as 1 have said, xho breathe city, to citizens generally and to the and loved and around tie tendrils boys of old Beloit who have wan- whose hearts xere entwined tc dered far but have kept always ilinsame sweet mother-love, the sam memory the beautiful city on the love of wife and child. Desolat Rock, no words can express our feel- homes, ruined prospects, blighted a ngs of gratitude toward them all fections and blighted lives, xere for making this dedication possible. part of the fruitage of the xar To Mr. J. B. Dow, for his masterly which both north and south alit ,aa.r yeo ih il fmsae ei they to wer fitn fo th hoe adal hy eddera HON. CHARL:- A. GAULT. Mayor of the City of Beloit and Preside of the Day A Nation's Benediction Put off thy shoes from off thy feet! Under the great dome of St. Paul's cathedral in London lie bur- ied the bones of its architect. A simple slab marks the spot and en- 1raven upon it are these words: "If you would see my monument look around you." But the marble of St. Paul's, in after years, will crumble back to dust, and the monument of Its architect, lost to the world. So *alike, this granite shaft erect- ed in memory of our soldier dead. which we dedicate today, will crum- lbl back to its native dust, but a monument more enduring than mar- 'ble or granite, soldiers of the war, Is yours and ages hence, when ths has gone and men shall ask of you, they will be told to look around them; that your monument is the nation you helped to save and per- petuate, grown grander and more beautiful in its insistence upon equal rights and ministrations of love, as the years have greatened. And so, standing as I have said m the parting of ways, under the Ii dows of this monument, itself "lt a suggestion of the greater one o yourselves have made, standing between the green-sward and the sky to you, the living, soon to be catalogued with the "soldier dead," with full measure of appreciation of what you have wrought, I voice a nation s gratitude and a nation's benediction. Soldiers, hail! hail mid farewell!-Conclusion of J. B. Itow's dedicatory address.
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