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Gettysburg Times (Newspaper) - May 25, 2015, Gettysburg, PennsylvaniaVol. 113, no. 123 s Pring / s Ummer b Ridal t a publishes Friday May 29 Call 334 1131 to advertise memorial Day 2015 by Tom Fontana for the Gettysburg times East Berlin offered special recognition of veterans of the Vietnam War at its annual memorial Day Parade and service at the cemetery Early in the evening on saturday. Richard j. Gross Post 8896 of East Berlin has been recognized by the department of veterans affairs As a Vietnam commemorative Post. According to the Post quartermaster adjutant Dwight Fuhrman the Post applied to be named with this destination and began Ful filling that role earlier this year. To hold this distinction the Post agress to sponsor two functions annually for three years that Honor troops who served in Vietnam Fuhrman explained to the times. We held a banquet in february on behalf of those who served in Vietnam and tonight is our second function of the year. During the ceremony that followed the Parade Fuhrman offered a gift of key fobs commemorating their service to All Vietnam veterans in attendance. Appropriately the guest speaker for the ceremony was John Brenner a Vietnam Veteran who served from 1965 to 1967 As an army radio teletype operator and returned to actively support Pennsylvania veterans posts. One of his major accomplishments was to Institute a program that allows veterans to Purchase a life time membership in their Post. Many words have been spoken by Many people about those who helped make our country Safe Brenner began his talk. Id like to share some of those words with you the words written by a Vietnam Veteran Steven Klink. Brenner related what Klink wrote about his first trip to visit the Vietnam memorial in Washington d. C. I asked my wife not to go with me Brenner quoted Klink because i a snot sure How id handle my emotions. But i was sure to take my dark sunglasses. Klink goes on to to recall How other Middle aged men like me also wearing dark East Berlin vow honors Vietnam vets t of f Montana / g Gettysburg t Imes East Berlin Parade vow Post 8896 led the annual East Berlin memorial Day Parade to the cemetery where a service was held saturday evening. I asked my wife not to go with me because i a snot sure How id handle my emotions. John Brenner Vietnam Veteran on visiting the d. C. Memorial the Only thing necessary for the Triumph of evil is for Good men to do nothing. Edmund Burke. Keynote speaker sgt. Ben Jones cited burkes quote As he recounted his u. S. Army experience while serving in the Middle East during memorial Day ceremonies saturday in Jenksville. Jones spoke about the True meaning of memorial Day before nearly 200 people gathered at the Jenksville cemetery highlighting the Community s annual program. There Are so Many Days All year Long especially in a time of War when people look at War. Today is very specific a to remember those who have served and those who have passed., said Jones. Its not a Glori i cation of War or a Glori i cation of Battle. They signed a Check for their country added Jones. For Many that Check was cashed and paid in full. The cemetery is located atop the Foothills of Bear Mountain adjacent to two churches. It represents the final resting place for nearly eight dozen veterans. Those 94 veterans served in con flicks spanning seven con flicks from the War of 1812 to Vietnam. War is a horrendous horrible thing explained Jones. Men and women go to the most inhospitable places in the world and see things that god did not intend Mankind to see. They do it and they do it bravely continued Jones. They would feel awkward being called heroes. They did it because they love their country. The hour Long program also featured the traditional strewing of Flowers for deceased Jenksville speaker says honouring veterans the greatest show of love s cot a Ndrew p Pitzer / g Gettysburg t Imes remarks United states army sgt. Ben Jones Speaks in Jenksville on saturday. By Scot Andrew Pitzer times staff writer see Jenksville on Page a2 see East Berlin on Page a2 Gettysburg Man introduces chair of special olympics International Michael Silvis a member of the Adams county special olympics recently introduced or. Timothy Schriver chairman of the Board for special olympics International at the signing of his new Book fully alive. Silvis and his coach and Mentor Don Bair went to St. Aloysius in Cresson a. To discuss the Book with 50 collectors. Silvis is a global messenger and spokesperson for All special olympiads in the world. He is in his 15th year in the year round training program which started 45 years ago by Eunice Kennedy Schriver. Or. Timothy Schriver has taken his mothers vision of s submitted p photograph special Day pictured at the signing of fully alive Are from left special olympics coach Don Bair Michael Silvis and chairman of the Board for special olympics International or. Timothy Schriver. Robertson named educator of the year it is uncommon for someone who does not teach a Core subject to be recognized. Gina Robertson Art teacher at Lincoln elementary school in the Gettysburg area school District was named the Gettysburg Adams chamber of Commerce 2015 educator of the year. The award honors Adams county educators who inspire the love of learning in students of All backgrounds work with various business and Community agencies and play an Active role in the Community. Robertson was recon a Lex j. H ayes / g Gettysburg t Imes honoured Art teacher Gina Robertson left is pictured with Lincoln elementary principal Cathy Harner. See Silvis on Page a2 see Robertson on Page a2 86� / 65� Page a6 s ports Silver for Bigler Villers Stoner at state track Page b1 l ocal scrap weatherization wins award Page a3 Gettysburg Pennsylvania monday May 25, 2015 wow. Gettysburg times. Com 75� times mail publishes monthly Call your sales rep today 334 1131

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