While searching the Dodge City newspapers for letters from my grandfather, Leon Crawford, I came across the following article where the Methodist Church honored their members serving in the military.
Methodists Honor Soldiers
Twenty-three Members of Methodist Class Have Gone to Colors
The Methodist Sunday School will pay a tribute tomorrow to the men who have gone from its ranks to the service of their country. Twenty-three Dodge City boys have joined the army or the national guards, all formerly members of the Sunday School. With one exception the men were in the class taught by E. C. Bill.
The honor roll will be unveiled tomorrow in connection with the children’s day program which will consist of flag drills and a patriotic service. Persons attending the services are requested to bring a bouquet of flowers to place upon the roll of volunteers.
The following members of the Sunday School have enrolled in the U. S. fighting service: Don Yandell, Raymond Walters, Force Hobble, Clifford Stone, Harold Stone, John Lighter, Ullin Nickerson, Thomas Neal, James Madison, Marion Crawford, Leon Crawford, Lee Elliot, Fred Bill, Earl Henderson, Austin Tuck, Charles W. Truby, Clyde Orebaugh, Frank Arrington, Cress Evans, Earl Evans, Robert Reeves, Elwood Pendleton and Harry Leatherwood.The Dodge City Daily Globe (Dodge City, Kansas) 9 Jun 1917 page 1