TROY VETERAN TRIBUTE
The pouring rain on May 24, 2015, did not dampen the spirits of the crowd of more than 100 people who gathered at the Black Hauk United Methodists Church to honor the past and present veterans from the Town of Troy. The program was sponsored by the Harrisburg-Troy Historical Society Board of Directors.
The focal point of the program was the unveiling of the 6 foot by 4 foot patriotic display board listing more than 220 Civil War to present veterans from Tory. The listing had been a research project for the past two years. In attendance were 27 veterans and their families, including five World War II veterans:
Rev. Eldor Fruehling, Luke Liegel, Eldred Wilhelm, Wally Clavadatscher and Harold Ziebarth.
Thank you to the following for giving of their time and talent to make the program successful: Rev. and Karen Schlittler, Black Hawk, for the patriotic songs; Rev. Eldor Fruehling, Prairie du Sac, (a Marine veteran) who gave the keynote address and the Lachmund-Cramer VFW Post 7694 Honor Guard.
Thanks to Robin Bromley of ProMotions Signs for designing the veterans tribute board. The board has been displayed permanently in the Harrisburg School (basement) museum along with the service uniforms, stories and photos of Town of Troy veterans.