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Church service honors veterans

(May 21, 2015) Duncan Showell Post #231 of the American Legion of Berlin will hold its annual memorial service for fallen veterans at the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church on Sunday at 10 a.m.
The service will honor the more than 200 deceased members of the post.
“We’d like to invite all veterans and their families to join in the service,” organizer Gregory Purnell said. “This has been done for at least five decades at various churches of the membership, and fathers, sons, mothers, daughters, uncles, aunts and grandparents of the local communities are to be honored.”
Purnell, who will also emcee the Memorial Day Parade on Flower Street, is a 39-year member of the American Legion, as well as the son and grandson of charter members. He currently holds the office of post-historian, and was a bugler for a quarter century before, he claimed, he lost the touch.
This year, Purnell is calling on the community to celebrate Memorial Day “to honor fallen veterans of all wars and service.”
“This service is the most honorable service held through the year,” Purnell said.
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church is located at 405 Flower Street in Berlin. For more information call 410-641-0270.