Camp Latty Dedication, October 7-8, 2011
On Friday, October 7th, 2011 the students in the 5th grade from the Henry County Schools experienced a Camp Latty 68th Volunteer Enlistment Event at Ritter Park In Napoleon. The students used mock riffles and learned about rifle handling during Civil War times.
On Saturday October 8, 2011 at 1:00 pm the dedication of the Civii War Camp Latty marker took place. The program featured a color guard from the Malinta American Legion Post 4O0, Napoleon American Legion Post 300, and New Bavaria Amvets Post 599. The members of the Napoleon High School Choir sang The National Anthem, and God Bless America. Rev. Lee Genter offered the opening prayer and also sang Taps at the end of the ceremony. Glenn Miller, president of Napo1eon City Council accepted the Civil War Marker for the City of Napoleon. Rose Wiemken, president of the Henry County Historical Society, was the director and co-ordinator of the Event. Speakers for the Historical Society were Ed Peper and Russ Patterson. Steve Hageman spoke for the Civil War Reenactors. The Napoleon American Legion Post 300 gave a gun salute. Tom Jenny, Historical Society trustee, played Taps. The marker was unveiled by Russ Patterson, local historian.
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