Sign dedication ceremony to be held dedicating York Road to two former Hereford High students and Purple Heart recipients this Wednesday.
Parkton, Maryland, November 9, 2015 (eRelease) – At the tenth anniversary of their passing, this Wednesday, a sign dedication ceremony will be held, dedicating York Road to two former Hereford High students that each gave their lives in service to their country during Operation Iraqi Freedom. This Veteran’s Day at Hereford High School, community leaders, former classmates, neighbors, surviving family members and loved ones will be joining together with current Hereford High School students to memorialize the dedication of York Road to these two fallen heroes.
Joshua David Snyder (December 15, 1984 – November 30, 2005), CPL in the U.S. Marie Corps, was a 2002 graduate of Hereford High. He played on the Varsity Football team during his high school years. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart and passed away in service to his country during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Norman “Wally” Anderson III (July 21, 1984 – October 19, 2005), LCPL in the U.S. Marie Corps, was a 2002 graduate of Hereford High. He played on the Varsity Football team during his high school years. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart, and he passed away in service to his country during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
This Wednesday’s sign dedication ceremony and memorial is open to the public. Students at Hereford High will observe the program via the school’s closed circuit television station. For those who wish to attend, identification will be required to enter the school grounds. The ceremony and event begins at 1:00 pm, with guest speakers: Joseph M. Getty – Chief Legislative Officer of the Office of the Governor of Maryland, Gregory Slater – Director of Planning State Highway Administration, Andrew Kilgore – a Hereford Student that earned his Eagle Scout award by creating a memorial to these two fallen soldiers, Tori Anderson – surviving wife of LCPL Anderson, Robyn & Norman Anderson – surviving parents of LCPL Anderson, Doris Snyder – surviving mother of CPL Snyder, and Councilman Wade Kach – Baltimore County District 3. The National Anthem will be sung by Hereford senior, Kelsey Brush.
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Councilman Wade Kach, District 3
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