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The Roll of Honor

The order of worship as used at the Unveiling of the Honor Roll is printed in the following paragraphs.

THE ORDER OF WORSHIP IN THE SANCTUARY
The Rev. G. S. Stephens, Presiding


THE NATIONAL ANTHEM
SALUTE TO THE AMERICAN FLAG
MOMENTS OF SILENT PRAYER

A Prayer for the Boys in all branches of the Army.
A Prayer for the Boys in all branches of the Navy.
A Prayer for the Boys in the Marines.
A Prayer for the Boys in the Merchant Marine.
A Prayer for those serving in all branches of the Women's Organizations.
A Prayer for the Chaplains.
A Prayer for the Doctors.
A Prayer for the Nurses.

SALUTE TO THE CHRISTIAN FLAG
SOLO-- "Lest We Forget" ............................................................................................................ G. S. Stephens

PRAYER IN UNISON (People seated)
Eternal God, we thank Thee for the day of rest. We pray that Thy peace may be given unto all Thy worshipping people today no matter where they may be, Lift everyone above the cares and irritations of each day and deliver us all from the noise and confusion of this troubled world. Let us hear above the din as the battle rages the angel song and greater still, Thy strong commanding voice above the angry waves of life's fretful and restless sea, saying, "Peace, be still."

We pray especially in these confused times for the grace of considerateness. Deliver us all in these perilous times from the thoughtlessness that is unintentional yet cruel. Let us not as a nation follow our own ends so as to bruise our neighbors in the way. Teach us Thy statutes and lead us into their secret purpose and meaning and then enable us to obey Thee with intelligent spirits.

Breathe the sweetness of Thy life into everyone fallen by the way and none more so than those who fall in battle that we may live.

Let Thy lovely life be like the dew and the sweet fragrance of lovely flowers to all who carry heavy loads. Touch every heart bowed down with sorrow and suffering with Thy healing hands and cause Thy compassion to work so effectively as to restore and heal all who are sick whether in body, mind or soul.

Be with our enemies as well as with us, but show them their blindness, their ignorance, their folly and futility in what they are attempting to do. Grant us victory and peace and yet save us from doing wrong even when we have won the victory.

Bless all those present who have loved ones anywhere in this conflict. Help us to be able to say victoriously no matter what we must face, "Thy will de done."
Amen.

SOLO --- "Open the Gates of the Temple ......................................................................................... M. R. Peterson
HYMN --- "Stand Up, Stand Up, for Jesus" (No. 283)
SCRIPTURE
PERIOD OF EXTENDED COURTSIES-ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OFFERING
ROLL CALL
SOLO--- "The Trumpeter" ............................................................................................................. Congressman Harve Tibbott
ADDRESS---The Rev. D. N. Ciampa
HYMN --- "Onward, Christian Soldiers" (No. 280)
SOLO --- "The Lost Chord" ............................................................................................................ Congressman Harve Tibbott
RECESSIONAL HYMN-"Lead, Kindly Light" (No. 514)


BELSANO METHODIST CHURCH

SERVICE OF UNVEILING
(The Honor Roll will be unveiled by Mrs. D. N. Ciampa and Mrs. G. S. Stephens, the wives of the two local ministers representing respectively the United Brethren and Methodist Churches. The Flag will be raised at the time of the unveiling. It will be lowered for Taps, at which time a wreath will be placed to the right side of the Honor Roll. Two wreaths will be placed in position, one by Mrs. J. Folckemer for the Methodist Church, the other by Mrs. H. Folckemer for the United Brethren Church. The flag will then be raised to the top.)

UNVEILING - Mrs. D. N. Ciampa and Mrs. G. S. Stephens
DEDICATORY PRAYER - Rev. D. N. Ciampa
SCRIPTURE
CLOSING COMMENTS - The Rev. G. S. Stephens
MINISTER - O God the Father, Almighty and Everlasting, from whom we have come and unto whom we go
PEOPLE - Have mercy upon us;
MINISTER - O God, the Son, Captain of the Souls of men, who hast brought life and immortality to light,
PEOPLE - Have mercy upon us;
MINISTER - O God, the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, who dost take the things of Christ and show them unto me,
PEOPLE - Have mercy upon us;
MINISTER - Let us give thanks unto God, for the land of our birth with all its chartered liberties, for all the wonder of our country's story.
PEOPLE - We praise Thee, O God.
MINISTER - For those who in all times and places have been true and brave, and in the world's common ways have lived upright lives and ministered to their fellows.
PEOPLE - We praise Thee, O God.
MINISTER - For those who served their country in her hour of peril, and especially those who gave even their lives.
PEOPLE - We praise Thee, O God.
HYMN - "God Be With You Till We Meet Again" (Last verse only)

We appreciate the presence of the V. F. W. from Nanty-Glo and thank them for participatlng in this service.


THE ROLL CALL

   BELSANO - METHODIST
 ALTIMUS, L. H.  MANICIA, N. H.  WIKE, C. J.
 BRACKEN, H. B.  MARDIS, G. W.  WIKE, L. G.
 BROSIUS, C. E.  MENTCH, N.  WIKE, J. C.
 BROSIUS, H. H.  RAGER, C. A.  WIKE, W.
 BROSIUS, J. C.  RAGER, C. E.  WRIGHT, F. B.
 CAMPBELL, B. F.  RAGER, P. E.  WRIGHT, W. J.
 CLARK, J. E.  ROLES, N. W.  ZAMBONI, S. S.
 CLARK, K. A.  ROLES, R. J.  WIKE, DALE
 CRAWFORD, H.  SISLER, J.  BISHOP, L. R.
 CRAWFORD, P. R.  STEPHENS, C. D.  BISHOP, R.
 DAVIES, W. G.  STEPHENS, G. F.  EMPFIELD, C. E.
 EDWARDS, J.  STEPHENS, N. G.  HOLLEN, W. R.
 EDWARDS, R.  STEPHENS, N. K.  TEETER, C. H.
 EMPFIELD, C. E.  STEPHENS, W. P.  WOLFE, R. C.
 GREEN, V. F.  STEPHENS, W. V.  FUNK, WARREN
 HOFFMAN, O.  STRAW, G. R.  EVANS, F. W.
 HOUCK, W. L.  STRAW, L. W.  GEORGE, HARRY
 LEARN, W. P.  STRAW, W. C.  ORR, CHESTER
 LEARN, J. H.  THOMPSON, H. L.  ALTIMUS, ENISE
 LEARN, R. D.  PASCHE, J.  HITE, B. W.
 MAKINS, JOHN  SMITH, D.  HITE, M. E.
   THOMPSON, R. R.  HOY, D. R.


BELSANO METHODIST CHURCH

   STRONGSTOWN
 ALTIMUS, D.  JOHNSON, J. G.  PEDDICORD, W.
 ALTIMUS, C.  HUGHES, A. A.  PEDDICORD, H.
 CARNEY, S.  HUGHES, O.  SHULTZ. H.
 CARNEY, J.  HAWKSWORTH, H.  SHULTZ, D.
 EMPFIELD, D. W.  HAWKSWORTH, J.  SHULTZ
 EMPFIELD, W.  MADILL, W. B.  SHULTZ
 EMPFIELD, R.  MICHAELS  SHRECKENGOST, W.
 GARRETT, L.  PARKS, J. F.  GARRETT, M.- Cadet Nurse

   BLACKLICK
 BRACKEN, C. W.  GIBSON, W. E.  PLOWMAN, R.
 BRACKEN, G. E  McGINIS, C.  RUMMELL, R. H.
 BRACKEN, J. W.  McGINIS, W.  RUMMELL, F. W.
 BRACKEN, R. A.  PLOWMAN, F. M.  SKYLES, H. R.
 DALY, H. B.  PLOWMAN, L. V.  KUCKENBROD, R.
 HIXON, W. B.  PLOWMAN, D. E.  MARTS, M. L. - WAAC
 HART, J.  PLOWMAN, L.  

The list above comprises the names of the boys and girls from the three churches of the Belsano charge who are sacrificially serving us. Should any names be inadvertantly missed, it is omitted unintentionally or the name was received too late for publication. Photos of some of the lads appear elsewhere in the book.

The following names are of the boys from the United Brethren Church. Their names appear on the Honor Roll, therefore they are insrted in this book as an act of courtesy.

    BELSANO - BRETHREN
 ALTIMUS, W. H.  FOLCKEMER, W.  LEARN, W. H.
 ANDERSON, C. A.  FOLCKEMER, W. C.  McCOULLOUGH, B.
 ANDERSON, W. R.  GARDNER, H.  MICHAELS, H. W.
 BECKEY, O. M.  GARDNER, L.  MILLER, H. J.
 BECKEY, T. A.  GOUGHENOUR, D.  MILLER, H. M.
 BECKEY, J.  GOUGHENOUR, G.  MILLER, R. T.
 BRACKEN, A.  GOUGHENOUR, R.  PARKS, E.
 BRACKEN, C.  HOFFMAN, M.  PATTERSON, D.
 BRACKEN, G. L.  HOFFMAN, G. W.  PATTERSON, S. B.
 BRACKEN, M. T.  HOFFMAN, N.  PATTERSON, W.
 BRACKEN, R.  HOFFMAN, W. V.  RUMMELL, W.
 BRACKEN, T.  HUDSON, J. E.  SMITH, E.
 CAMPBELL, H.  KITCHEN, E. E.  TOY, W. J.
 CARNEY, S.  KITCHEN, J. C.  THOMPSON, R.
 CRAMER, F.  LAMBING, A.  WINNING, R. - Merchant Marine
 CRAMER, O.  LAMBING, C. L.  ALTIMUS. O. N.
 CRAMER, T. J.  LANGHAM, N.  FOLCKEMER, P.
 FOLCKEMER, C. R.  LEARN, B. E.  RUMMEL, R.
 FOLCKEMER, H.   LEARN, E. L.  RUMMEL, P.
 FOLCKEMER, J.    

The following pages contain photographs of some of the boys from this charge. They are not placed alphabetically, but are placed so that families and their relations may be on one page if possible. Should any of the boys who come back after the conflict is over and peace is restored not find their photos on any of these pages, I want for them to know that no responsibility rests with me. I did everything in my power to get all the boys from this charge included in these pages. I'm very sorry they are not found among this large group, however, should unfortunately be missed, it is not done intentionally.

Source: Belsano Methodist Church, Third Anniversary Services, Sunday, September 10, 1944

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