November 13, 2014 – The annual Veterans Day Celebration was held on November 11 in Krug Chapel. The event was a tribute to veterans as well as commemoration of the 200th anniversary of writing of the Star Spangled Banner.
Men’s Club Coordinator John Newcomb welcomed guests and led the Pledge of Allegiance. A video detailing the battle of Fort McHenry was shown, and a CLV connection to the birthplace of Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner, was made.
A resident of the Village, who is 105 years old, was also born at Key’s birthplace, Terra Rubra just outside Taneytown. She was 22 when Key wrote what would become our National Anthem.
Veterans in the audience stood around the perimeter of the room for a moment of silence followed by a prayer and the playing of Taps.
Rev. Dr. William “Lou” Piel, a Village resident and pastor at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Finksburg, was the speaker. The event closed with the singing of The Star Spangled Banner.
The annual Veterans Day Celebration is planned by the Men’s Club with assistance from Chaplain Jimmie Schwartz.