Rimersburg V.F.W. and American Legion Plan Annual Memorial Services

In Rimersburg, the Shearer-Shick Post #454 of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1732 will host Memorial Sunday, May 30, 2021, and the Memorial Day, May 31, 2021 Commemorative Services.

On Sunday, May 30, the Memorial Sunday Service will be held at the Veteran’s Park, beginning at 3:00 PM. Bob Carmichael will act as Master of Ceremonies. Rev. John Bargar, Pastor of the Rimersburg United Methodist Church, will be the guest speaker. Mrs. Dana Solida will present a special musical selection. In case of inclement weather the Memorial Sunday Service will be held in the Rimersburg United Methodist Church.

On Monday, May 31, the annual parade is to begin at 9:00 AM starting at the former Rimersburg Elementary School. The program will begin at the cemetery as soon as the parade arrives. Terry George will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Rev. Mark Deeter, Pastor of the Wildcat Wesleyan Methodist Church will offer the invocation, prayer, and benediction. Guest speaker will be Burton Kephart from Cranberry whose son, Spc. Jonathan R. Kephart, was killed in Iraq in 2004. Special musical selections will be presented by the Union High School Marching Band under the direction of Ms. Lisa Hummel. Mrs. Judy Traister will present a vocal selection.

Eighth grade students from Union High School will also participate in the program. Reciting the “Gettysburg Address” will be Kassidy McCullough daughter of Terry McCullough of Rimersburg and Misty Maxwell; Nevaeh Smith, daughter of Dustin and Lacy Smith of Rimersburg will recite “In Flander’s Fields”; and Owen Bish will recite “America’s Answer.” Owen is the son of Matt and Jenna Bish of Rimersburg. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held at Union High School beginning at 9:00 AM.

Veterans need not be a member of the American Legion or the V.F.W to participate in either service. Any veterans desiring to be a part of the parade but ûnd the march a bit much, should call the Commander of the Legion, Terry Custer, at 473-8364, and transportation will be arranged to and from the cemetery.

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