Sheriff Patrick McCranie to speak at Bethel UMC Memorial Day Ceremony


The 28th annual Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. May 29 at Bethel United Methodist Church, 142 Old Bethel Road, Lively. If weather permits, the 45-minute ceremony will be held in the church cemetery.

“The Bethel-Emanuel United Methodist Men invite the public to join us for a few minutes this memorial day to honor those who have served and are serving to defend this country,” said Robert V. Smart.

A wreath will be placed in honor of those men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces, said Smart.

The speaker will be Lancaster County Sheriff Patrick McCranie. His message will be a remembrance of the sacrifices made by those who serve and have served to safeguard the country, he said.

The “Call to Colors” and “Taps” will be played by Robbie Spiers. A color guard will be provided by the Lancaster High School Air Force JROTC. The hymn, “Eternal Father Strong to Save,” will be sung with Wyatt McCranie as accompanist.

A roll call of deceased servicemen associated with Bethel-Emmanuel Charge will be read, added Smart.