Honoring Fallen Heroes in York County Memorial Day Ceremony

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Pride filled the Veterans Memorial Park in York City Monday morning.  In honor of Memorial Day, veterans, their friends and family took part in the annual ceremony.

Sights and sounds symbolizing America fill the park.

Vietnam War Veteran, Richard Witzke, was a captain in the U.S. Army from 1968-1970.  The Springettsbury Township man honors the more than one million men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for America since the Revolutionary War.

“We support the Constitution and we support our buddies and we’re there to support our friends and give our life to that cause,” says Witzke.

Then, neighbors turn their attention to wreaths commemorating deceased York County Vets.

New Salem neighbor, Jean Schearer says, “For our boys, that served our country so well and the boys hope they can come home soon.”

York County commissioners also presented a Memorial Day Address at the ceremony.  Around 100 neighbors came out to show their support.