A Memorial Service at the Forest Hills, PA Borough building, sponsored by the local Lions Club.
On May 27, 2019, my family and I were able to enjoy a moving and well attended memorial service in Forest Hills, Pennsylvania at the new Borough building. We met a lot of veterans who had served in many different wars. Some Veterans spoke about their service in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. We met a very nice 98-year-old woman, Judy, who fought in World War II decoding information against the Germans. She was part of the Enigma Project. We met a gentleman, whom I did not catch his name, from World War II who fought at Iwo Jima. A Veteran from the Navy ship USS Coral Sea, Jim, spoke about his time in the Navy in the late 1970s working with computers and radar and helping with the evacuation of soldiers near Hanoi and Cambodia. There were benedictions, a reading of the Gettysburg address, the national anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance which helped us reflect on the brave men and women who fought and died for our freedom‘s. The ceremony concluded with the local Boy Scouts Troop 90 raising the flag and playing Taps. A reception followed afterwards with food and drink and a chance to meet other veterans. It was an important day we shared as a community for the brave men and women of our country. A huge thanks goes out to Mayor Frank Porco Jr. and the Lions Club for hosting on the service.Iainn Morton
Pittsburgh Chapter, Liberty Guardians