In the Crawfordsville Journal Review (3 Aug 1942) it is stated that Dr. Cowan was admired and loved by all who knew him for his wit and humor, for his wide knowledge, his sincere friendliness and kindness, and for his wonderful philosophy that kept him "many years young" (he lived to be 95).
Below is Rev. Arthur, Ray Townsky, Dr. E.H. Cowan and Rev. Gronseth at a Memorial Day Celebration at Wesley (Wayne Township) on June 2, 1940 (Dr. Cowan would have been 93).
This link will retrieve numerous photos from Dr. Cowan's collection:
Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May. It was formally known as Decoration Day and commemorates all men and women, who have died in military service for the United States. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day and it is traditionally seen as the start of the summer season. Read more about Memorial Day.
This link will take you to more information in the library's images database regarding the Civil War: Civil War information.
So whether you eat hot dogs or cheeseburgers, watch baseball or go swimming ... this day is also to honor those who fearlessly fought for future generations.