UIU students who served in Civil War to be honored
FAYETTE, Iowa (May 22, 2007) – Upper Iowa University President Dr. Alan G. Walker will play his bugle at Thunder in the Hills IV in Clermont, Iowa this coming weekend. It is the fourth annual American Civil War encampment and battle re-enactment to take place at Heritage Farm Park (HFP) from June 1-3, 2007.
Walker will call "Assembly" and play "To the Colors" at a traditional American Legion dignified flag disposal ceremony on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at HFP. Immediately following, he will perform “Taps” at the grave dedication for Capt. William Warner at 6:00 p.m. in God's Acre Cemetery in Clermont (across from the Pleasant Valley Golf Course). William W. Warner was a Clermont native, who died December 22, 1863 from battle wounds received at the Battle of Vicksburg just two years after his enlistment and appointment to captain.
Walker will also be guest speaker at the banquet on Friday in the Welcome Barn at HFP. He will talk about Upper Iowa’s rich history of students who have enlisted in the military, particularly those who served in the Union Army’s 12th Iowa Co. C during the Civil War.
This will be Walker’s second year participating in the Thunder in the Hills event. He is also a volunteer bugler for Bugles Across America. For more information about Thunder in the Hills IV, go to www.iowavalor.com.