Monroe Township to remember veterans

As America prepares to celebrate its 237th birthday, the Monroe Township Historic Society will remember and recognize veterans from WW II and the Korean War at a special “Faith and Freedom” Service at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 7.

To be held in the historic Mt Zion Chapel, this service will feature patriotic songs, and hymns by the noted soloist, John Hale.

Each veteran will be introduced and thanked for his service and sacrifice by Ralph Shepherd.

The names of those vets lost this past year will be read; this includes Walter Benjamin, Maurice McClanahan, Betsy Burns, followed by a moment of silence.

After the service, a reception will be held in the historic Lafayette school located just across from the Mt Zion church on Clermontville-Laurel Road.

“The Bible says ‘give honor to whom honor is due’ and we surely want to honor these brave men who gave so much to keep this the ‘land of the free,” Tom Wildey, Board member of the Monroe Township Historic Society said.