Saturday, May 23, 2009

Viewing problems

Hi Readers-
Apparently there is a problem accessing the Lindleypreshohistoricalsocietyblog as well as several other blogs. Not quite sure exactly what the problem is at this point,but hopefully the experts will resolve the problem quickly. It is not individual computers apparently but something to do with the Internet functions.

Keep looking for us. We hope to add more news soon.
Kitty P.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Tioga County,Pennsylvania Honor Guard @ Lindley Armed Forces Day Ceremonies


Lindley Armed Forces Day Veteran's Memorial Ceremony

A big thank you to the members of the Tioga County ,Pennsylvania Honor Guard for taking time out of their busy Saturday schedules to honor the veterans of the Lindley area . The Honor Guard is composed of members of American Legion Posts from Tioga County ,Pennsylvania. Elmer Huels, a Lindley Veteran of the U.S. Army is a member of the unit. His grandson, Matthew Huels, a high school student, plays Taps for the group.
The ceremomy was held at the Lindley-Presho Veterans monument located in front of the Lindley Town Hall on U.S. Rt.15 on Armed Forces Day May 16th,2009 . Under the direction of President Robert Leyfert, the Honor Guard Presented the Colors and Raised the American and POW flags. President Leyfert then placed a wreath honoring the Veterans by the monument. The Ceremonial Riffle Firing was given by the Honor Guard members followed by Echo Taps with Matthew Huels and Bob Broderick as the Buglars. The Invocation and Benediction were given by the Honor Guard Chaplin, Calvin Cobb. Dick Pierce of Lindley, a former member of the NYS National Guard and U.S.Air Force gave a short speech thanking members of the Armed Forces for their service and sacrifices to their country. Following the ceremony, refreshments were served in the meeting room where pictures of many Lindley Veterans are on display.
Thanks to all who participated . I apologize for not obtaining the names of all the members of the Honor Guard. As one member stated- we hope to see you next year.
Kitty Pierce Lindley Historian

"A bit of history"

Armed Forces Day

  • The purpose of Armed Forces Day is to honor Americans serving in the five services -the Army,Navy, Marines, Air Force and the Coast Guard. > President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country. On August 31,1949 Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace the separate Army,Navy ,Marine Corp,Coast Guard and Air Force Days. The single celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under one department -- the Department of Defense. However, the observance of these days for each particular service still continues today.

    Wikipedia Free Encylopedia


    A National Ceremony in May 2007 in National Cemeteries ,State Veteran's Cemeteries and American Battle Monument Commission Cemeteries was created by Les Hampton,a Vietnam Navy veteran and a member of the Corning American Legion-John P. Eaton Post 746 in 2005

    Corning Leader Article (date unknown) -

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Armed Forces Day Ceremony May 16th,2009 to honor Veterans

The Tioga County,Pa Honor Guard will conduct a ceremony honoring area Veterans on May 16th 10:30 AM at the Lindley Town Hall on U.S. Rt. 15 . All Veterans, their families and friends are invited to attend as are the general public. Hope to see you there.

I have had a request from a DAR chapter for names of possible descendants of David Cook -Revolutionary War Soldier who initially settled in Lindley then moved to Jasper,NY where he is buried.

To respond my e-mail address is listed under my profile .


Dick Riffle Part III

Next to the Methodist Church was the Alex Brown family. When I was about 14, I had gained the title of "checker champion"in the town. Checkers was played in the Lee Buckley store. Alex would sometimes challenge me to a game. He played what is called the "side" game. I had learned the "center"game was the best.I would beat Alex several games and then let him win a game. He would jump up and say loudly, "There!It's the last game that counts!" And he would not play me again for several weeks.If we were both in the store, he would say" He's not so good!I beat him the last game we played."
Bill and Sue Orcott lived next door to us. With their son,Hugh, (nicknamed "Polly")they had a dairy. I worked for them hoeing corn and tobacco,threshing and filling silo. Bill and Sue loved to play uker.They were always partners and jawed at one another if they played the wrong card. Sue made wonderful sugar cookies. Bill always poured his tea from the cup into the saucer and sipped from the saucer.