The Pennsbury tradition of honoring fallen American heroes with ties to the district returned to its annual in-person ceremony on Friday at Pennsbury High School’s west campus. The Pennsbury Wall of Honor ceremony is traditionally held the Friday before Memorial Day weekend. Last year, it was virtual due to COVID-19.
“I believe it is paramount that the Pennsbury School District continues this deeply seeded American tradition of Memorial Day to specifically remember those Pennsbury graduates and those within the Pennsbury community who gave the ultimate sacrifice to this great nation,” said Aly McBryar, Pennsbury’s Wall of Honor faculty advisor.
The Pennsbury Wall of Honor displays the names of 200 fallen soldiers who either graduated from Pennsbury High School or are connected to someone who works or worked for the district.
“I am honored and privileged to run this ceremony every year and work with the amazing group of proud Pennsbury veterans who continue to come home to honor their friends and fellow service members,” said McBryar. “The community of Pennsbury is deeply rooted in hard work and patriotism, and the Wall of Honor ceremony is a direct reflection of that. The love and respect I have for my veterans runs deep, and I cherish them all every single day.”
The ceremony featured guest speaker Don Bentivolgio, United States Vietnam veteran and Pennsbury High School class of 1965 alum. Members of the Pennsbury High School Air Force JROTC presented the colors and recited a collection of readings and poems.