On Memorial Day, May 30, the Radnor community will remember and honor the men and women of the Armed Forces who gave their lives for freedom and were lost in war or passed during peacetime, according to organizers at the Radnor Heritage Society.
The day will begin with a breakfast at Radnor United Church of Christ from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
A Memorial Day parade will start at 10 a.m.
Following the parade, a ceremony will be held in Radnor Cemetery.
The speaker will be Air Force veteran Bill Price, a retired lieutenant colonel who served 22 years in the Air Force.
Price grew up in the Radnor area and is a graduate of Buckeye Valley High School and Ohio Wesleyan University. He was an Eagle Scout with Boy Scout Troup 548 in Radnor, and also achieved Order of the Arrow designation.
Since retiring from the Air Force, Price has worked as a government civilian for the Navy and U.S. Joint Forces Command, and is currently chief of force analysis in the operations directorate for the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Price and his wife, Marie, live in Chesapeake, Virginia. He is the son of former longtime Radnor residents, the late Bill and Doris Price. His sister, Shirley, and brother-in-law Charles Russell live in Prospect, Ohio.
Price is also a member of the American Legion Post 368 in Prospect.
The Pledge of Allegiance will be led by Maggie Brady, the Gettysburg Address will be presented by Ryan Shearer and the Preamble to the Constitution will be presented by Nick Shearer. Maggie, Ryan and Nick are all fifth-grade students at Buckeye Valley Middle School.
The Buckeye Valley alumni band will provide patriotic music and will also honor all branches of the Armed Forces during the program.
After the ceremony at the cemetery, a hog roast will be held at the Radnor Township Fire Department at 4061 State Route 203.
The ceremony is sponsored by the Radnor Heritage Society. Its Museum and Genealogy Center, located at corner of State Route 203 and Radnor Road, will be open to visitors.
Participants in the parade are to line up at the Radnor Baptist Church at 9 a.m. Participants are to use the Thomas Road entrance to the church.
Information for this story was provided by the Radnor Heritage Society.