Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 6:30 PM
Calvary United Methodist Cemetery, Wiconisco, PA
Join local historian Jake Wynn for a guided tour in Wiconisco Township’s United Methodist Cemetery detailing the stories of the young men who went off to fight for their country and never returned to Williams Valley.
“It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” – President Abraham Lincoln, November 19, 1863
In every American conflict since the Civil War, men from Wiconisco Township have served nobly and with great distinction in the armed services of the United States. They fought and bled on battlefields of Virginia, on Sherman’s March to the Sea, in the fight against Spain in Cuba and the Philippines, mired in the trenches on the Western Front, amid the explosions of bombs at Pearl Harbor and the final push on Japan, in Korea, in the jungles of Vietnam, and in the deserts of the Middle East.
On this most sacred of weekends, we honor those who gave their last full measure of devotion to ensure the continuation of this great nation.
The tour will meet at the flag pole at the lower end of the cemetery.
(Featured Image: The Marine Corps cemetery on the island of Saipan, Pacific Theater of World War 2, National Park Service)