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Union Lutheran Church has Memorial Day service


Special to The Press

Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, presented a Memorial Day ceremony in Neffs Union Cemetery.

A small crowd enjoyed a beautiful Memorial Day as Pastor Gordon Camp conducted a service of remembrance for those lost in wars that spanned three centuries of U.S. history.

Camp was raised in a military family. His father was a career soldier.

This experience helps him understand the challenges to active duty troops and veterans and the loss they suffer when a fellow service member is lost in wartime.

Capt. James O’Connor, U.S. Navy chaplain (retired) attended the ceremony.

He served the Navy from 1968-97.

His duty stations included Vietnam, sea duty on three different air craft carriers and state side duty at the Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, N.H.

He is an ordained Lutheran minister with the Missouri Synod.

PRESS PHOTO BY LOU WHEELAND The Rev. Gordon Camp, pastor, Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, reads “Prayers for Peace” at the Memorial Day ceremony held at Neffs Union Cemetery, Schnecksville. Additional photos appear on page A2.
Ceremony attendees enjoyed a beautiful Memorial Day morning at Neffs Union Cemetery.
The Rev. Gordon Camp of Union Lutheran Church addresses attendees of the Memorial Day ceremony at Neffs Union Cemetery.
Capt. James O'Connor, U.S. Navy chaplain (retired), was on hand for the Memorial Day ceremony.