Veterans Honored at CommUNITY Day

Morristown veterans who served in armed conflicts around the world, especially World War II, will be honored at a dedication of the World War II Veterans Honor Board on June 8th . The dedication, part of CommUNITY Day, will take place at the Lynn-Hunkler Memorial Park at Morristown on Sunday, June 8th at 12:30 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to bring a lawn chair.

Following the dedication, the National Pike Wagon Train, sponsored by the Belmont County Tourism Council, will arrive and the National Pike Pickers, a Wheeling-based bluegrass band, will perform from 1 until 4 p.m. There will also be inflatable amusements for children of all ages. Traditional picnic food will be served.

Rev. Gene Miller of the Morristown Methodist Church and Pastor Curtis Hallstrom of the Morristown Christian Church will be the featured speakers at the dedication. Rev. Miller is a World War II veteran, having served in the Army and the Navy. Pastor Hallstrom is a former Naval Aviator. The Veterans Honor Board, a reproduction of the original Roll of Honor that stood in Morristown during the war, is a project of the Morristown Historic Preservation Association (MHPA).

All events and activities of CommUNITY Day are free, courtesy of the Morristown Historic Preservation Association.

In case of inclement weather, the dedication will be held, but the band and amusements will be cancelled.

Morristown residents Barbara Shepherd (left) and Lois Talbott McDowell are two local residents who have family listed on the Veterans Honor Board shown in the background. A dedication of this World War II Roll of Honor will take place on Sunday, June 8th at 12:30 p.m. at the Morristown park.

           

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