Honor Six S. H. S. Alumni Lost In War

May 31, 1945

“Know where the goal posts are, abide by the rules and play well the game.”

That was the formula of live given by Rev. James A. Richards to the graduating class of Sykesville High School.

In the annual sermon to the graduates last Sunday, the Rev. Richards, himself an alumnus of the local school, urged members of the class of 1945, to be individuals, to “bat for themselves,” yet at the same time be capable of teamwork.

Using as his theme Shakespeare’s statement that all the world’s a stage and the people there in actors. Rev. Richards told the graduates that the drama into which they were taking their places as real-life actors was the greatest in the history of the world.

Tribute to six alumni of Sykesville High School who have made the supreme sacrifice in this war was paid in a litany of commemoration conducted by the Rev. F. Reld Isaac.

The heroes thus honored were:

Pvt. Edwin Hungerford, class of 1934, killed Aug. 23, 1942; Lt. Gerald B. Lyons, ’37, killed Jan. 1, 1944; T-5 Gurney E. Davis, ’39, killed Sept. 19, 1944; Pvt.  Robert E. Knauff, ’41, killed Jan. 4, 1944; Pfc. Thomas L. Fleming, ’37, killed Feb. 9, 1945; Sgt. Leonard Celmer, ’40, died of wounds, May 7, 1945.

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