Bryn Zion Cemetery holds Memorial Day service


By LeAnne Gompf - For The Sentinel



Hal Clinger, 83, retired Air Force Colonel and fighter pilot, still actively participates in the Morrow County Color Guard.


George Harman, Navy/Pacific-Theater, shares his story along with his WW I and WW II collection at the Bryn Zion Memorial Day Service.


It’s never too late to remember.

Memorial Day celebrations have come and gone, but it is never too late to honor the men and women that have sacrificed on our behalf. Every year, Bryn Zion Cemetery hosts a Memorial Day service. A significant crowd gathered to remember loved ones who have served in the military and are no longer physically with us.

This year was no different. Ric Lyle, organizer of the annual event, was recognized by Pastor Jeff Hubschman for his efforts to make the Bryn Zion Memorial Day Service one of respect and honor.

The service began with the presentation of Colors led by Army Veteran, Dan Fricke, followed by Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem. George Harman (Navy/Pacific-Theater) spoke briefly about his active duty during World War II and later presented his collection of WWI and WW II artifacts and uniforms to the public. Tracy Williams, retired US Army gave the morning message about the importance of remember and honoring our Veterans.

Liam Shotwell followed the 21-gun salute with a beautiful, well-executed version of taps. The silence of the morning crowd, as taps echoed through the cemetery, was a gentle reminder for those in attendance, freedom is not always free and it’s never too late to remember the fallen.

Hal Clinger, 83, retired Air Force Colonel and fighter pilot, still actively participates in the Morrow County Color Guard.
http://morrowcountysentinel.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2017/06/web1_BZ_Memorial-Day_2017-1.jpgHal Clinger, 83, retired Air Force Colonel and fighter pilot, still actively participates in the Morrow County Color Guard.

George Harman, Navy/Pacific-Theater, shares his story along with his WW I and WW II collection at the Bryn Zion Memorial Day Service.
http://morrowcountysentinel.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2017/06/web1_BZ_Memorial-Day_2017-8.jpgGeorge Harman, Navy/Pacific-Theater, shares his story along with his WW I and WW II collection at the Bryn Zion Memorial Day Service.

By LeAnne Gompf

For The Sentinel