Youthful Volunteers (Emma Bousfield, Clarabeth and Gregory Olson )Decorating Happy Camp Cemetery
by Judy E. bushy (Siskiyou News May 27, 2020 reprinted)
Did you have a good “at home” Memorial Day remembrance of those who have given their lives on the battlefield for Liberty? Being home where all was quiet. One could reminisce about the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, their auxiliary organizations and community members used to gather for simple services in past years.
Ahead of the holiday, our president said, “We will never take for granted the blood shed by these gallant men and women, as we are forever indebted to them and their families…. As we commemorate these seminal events, we also remember the tremendous cost at which these victories came. More than 400,000 souls of the Greatest Generation perished during this titanic struggle to liberate the world from tyranny.”
He concluded by highlighting that Congress, in 1950, called “on the people of the United States to observe each Memorial Day as a day of prayer for permanent peace” and also designated “a period on that day when the people of the United States might unite in prayer.”
There were many volunteers working to prepare the Happy Camp Cemetery and the Fort Goff Cemetery for the Memorial Day weekend. The Fort Goff was missing fencing and has had a fund raising drive to replace it. They not only reached their goal but surpassed it! Good work!
The Happy Camp Cemetery was decorated with flowers and the flags for Veterans on a work day in advance as well. Kathy Toland, to whom we are most grateful for arranging the volunteers work at the cemetery Saturday morning, at 10:00 am. Anyone wanting to help is more than welcome; Robin, especially the kids… supervised of course.Before everyone else arrives at 10 Kathy is there to set up the flags, red, white & blue flowers and regular flowers at proper distancing locations and have them all ready to go. Then Friday, May 28th they will pick up the flags. Thanks to all volunteers!!
Don’t forget the Community Solutions and Neighborhood Watch Meeting at the Log Schoolhouse on Monday, March 11th. This is an area that we all have a stake in keeping our children drug and alcohol free and keeping our community crime free! Deputy Nye has been a great help and volunteers are needed as are those who will help take the next step at the coming meeting. Call Doreen for more information at FRC 493-5117
Happy Camp Coordinating Council, those hard working volunteers who plan the Bigfoot Jamboree for Labor Day will also be meeting at the Pizza House at 5:30 to make plans.
Narional Volunteer Week isn’t until April 21-27th and I remember when Eddie Davenport was president of the Chamber and each organization gave recognition to their top volunteers at a picnic in the River park. However, any time of year is a good time to thank all our volunteers!!
Whether it be the Grange, Chamber, Family Resource Center, Community Solutions and Neighborhood Watch, or other organizations in Happy Camp; to have our community healthy and growing we all must pitch in and help out where we can.
Are you an active member, the kind that would be missed?
Or are you just contented that your name is on the list?
Do you attend the meetings and mingle with the flock?
Or do you stay at home to criticize and knock?
Do you take an active part to help the work along?
Or are you satisfied to only just belong?
Do you work with your committee and get right in and mix?
Or leave the work to just a few and talk about the cliques?
Think it over, member–you know right from wrong!
Are you an active member or do you just belong?
We’ll have news on the Monday’s meeting on the community page after the meeting.
Happy Camp Coordinating Councils news will be out on the bigfoot jamboree.com page after that meeting also.
Thank you for helping us keep others informed as you let us know what is happening. We appreciate your help in this way.
I apologize that the calendar is not working at present but it will be soon or we will go with a different format for the calendar. Thank you for your patience in the meantime.
Call Chamber 493-2900 weekday afternoons or leave a message on the machine for the next volunteer who comes in. Thank you to all our Klamath Neighbors!!