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The beautiful custom of decorating the graves of the soldiers should have its lessons for the schools. Decoration day committees may secure an ample supply of bouquets if they will adopt the plan of certain Grand Army Posts in the larger cities. In�stead of requesting donations of flowers from the citizens at large, all the schools of the village, town, or city, may be enlisted in the good work of pro�viding them, representatives of the committees vis�iting the various schools some days before the flowers are wanted, and speaking of the propriety of the children's doing what they can to furnish them. The boys and girls will at once be interested. The bouquets may be brought to the schools on the after�noon preceding Decoration Day, to be called for by
local committees. Thousands of bouquets may thus be obtained. The entire locality is laid under contri�bution for flowers, and in the most effective way possible. The children�each boy or girl�has done something, or has decided that he or she can do nothing, for the observance of the day�and thus has come into personal contact with the thought of gratitude due, and honor paid, to the patriotic dead. The teachers call the attention of their schools to the meaning cf the day, under circumstances most favor�able to producing a lasting impression. The story of the war is retold; the meaning of the great straggle is taught as the lesson of the hour; and in every way the result is profitable to all. " What we would have in the community we must put into the schools."
E. W. Chapman. Bellini. " Norma."
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