Notes from Historian

Matthew Huels waiting to play Taps
A belated Thank You to all who participated in Lindley's Armed Forces Day ceremony on May 17th.
It is rewarding to see so many interested in honoring those who have served or are serving in the Armed Forces of our country. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year.
        The Woodhull Community Band under the direction of Kathy Knowles opened the ceremony with patriotic music. Local Veterans from the 5 branches of the Military were asked to stand as the band played the Official Song from their branch of service. 
     For the 7th year, members of the Tioga County Pa. Honor Guard  conducted a flag raising ceremony honoring the  Military Personnel - past and present from the 5 branches of the United States Armed Forces. Pledge to the flag was led by Lindley  Veteran Richard Pierce
    President Leyfert of the Honor Guard placed a wreath at the Veteran's Monument.
     The names of 4 men who died in WWII and their connection to Lindley was announced. They are Robert Blackman, Ivan Jones, Robert Smith, and Donald Walch.  
         Brenda Criss, local resident and member of  DAR reminded the audience that Lindley was settled by Revolutionary War Veterans---Col.  Lindsley, Dr. Mulford, Capt. Seelye , David Cook and others who had helped United States become a nation.  She,also, stressed how important the Constitution of the United States is to all of us.
          The ceremony closed with a Rifle Salute and Taps by the Honor Guard.
         The Invocation and Benediction was given by local Veteran Jim Ball.
          Following the ceremony,  participants in the ceremony and the audience enjoyed a social time and refreshments provided by local residents and Lawrenceville merchants.
 At the May meeting of the Lindley-Presho Historical Society, brainstorming began on ideas for the 225th  Birthday of Lindsleytown-a  celebration of our town's Heritage.. Even tho , Colonel Lindsley and his group of about 40 people arrived in what is now called  Lindley from New Jersey on June 7th, 1790, the birthday celebration will be held on Saturday afternoon September 19th, at the Lindley Town Hall. The Lindley Community Church will, also, be hosting some of the program. More details will be announced as the time grows closer.
   Brenda Criss  -  Chairperson (who was Chairman of 1990  Lindley's Bicentennial  Heritage Days celebration)  is being assisted by volunteers from the community and the Church .While still in the formative state, it has been decided that the emphasis should be on sharing the history of Lindley so that the families and children who live here know more about the development of our town over the years. With this idea in mind, we are encouraging displays of historical items, pictures, stories , etc that will help explain the past history of Lindley. If interested in participating, please contact Brenda at 523- 8083 or Lindley Historian at 523-8851.The goal of the committee is to keep the event simple , but fun and interesting.


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