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Keene Veterans’ Memorial Celebration set for May 24

| May 22, 2015

KEENE – The community is invited to the 133rd annual Keene Veterans Memorial Celebration on Sunday, May 24 complete with a special church service, lunch and parade.

At 9:30 a.m., a veterans memorial church service will be held at Keene United Methodist Church with featured speaker Phyllis Debnar of Coshocton County telling about her father, Raymond Pew, who is a World War II Veteran. As a Spec 5 Army Air Corp with the 806 Signal Corp he served from May 1942 to October 1945 in Panama and Ecuador setting up telephone and telegraph lines to protect the Panama Canal.

The Keene United Methodist Church Relay for Life Team will serve a lunch from 10:30 a.m. until noon in the church fellowship hall.

The Veterans Memorial Parade in Keene starts at noon Sunday led by the Grand Marshall Lister Endsely, Walhonding Rube Band, and the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Department. Held since 1882, Keene is recognized as the second oldest continuously held Memorial Day Parade in Ohio. The Warsaw American Legion Post 64 will give a 21 gun salute at both cemeteries and the veterans’ monument in Keene.


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