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Memorial dedication ceremony Honoring Cpl. William Ferrell USMC

(5/2) The communities of Thurmont and Emmitsburg will hosting a memorial dedication ceremony for Cpl. William Kyle Ferrell, a young Marine stationed at Camp David who lost his life by a hit-and-run driver on September 29, 2015, when he stopped to assist a stranded motorist on Route 15 during a rain storm in Thurmont.

The dedication ceremony will be held June 11, at the Memorial Park, 116 East Main Street, Thurmont beginning at 11:30 a.m. Colors will be presented by the Color Guards of AMVETS Post 7 and the American Legion 168.

A dedication sign in memory of Kyle will be erected by the Maryland State Highway Administration under the Catoctin Furnace Historic Trail bridge on Route 15.

Thurmont Mayor John Kinnaird will unveil and present a memorial stone in Kyle’s honor. Commander Bob White, American Legion 168, will present a tree planting. A Day of Remembrance Plaque will be presented to the family by Commander Ed Superczynski, AMVETS Post 7, and a replica plaque of the bridge dedication sign will be presented to the family by Jack Collins of VFW 6658. A Bible, signed by all, will be presented to the family.

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