Nov. 11, 2019
Photo Gallery: Veterans Day observance
A Veterans Day observance honoring veterans of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces was held on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at the Upper St. Clair Veterans Park, 1820 McLaughlin Run Road.
Kyle Pirnat, a Marine Corps Officer who held various leadership roles serving with combat distinction, served as the event’s featured speaker. In addition, author and U.S. Marine Capt. Samuel Hazo read his poem, “At the Site of the Memorial.”
The Veterans Day program also featured musical performances by Upper St. Clair High School’s marching band and Chanteclairs. The Rev. Louise Rogers from Westminter Presbyterian Church delivered the invocation and benediction. The Marine Corps League Color Guard Detachment 726 presented the colors and the South Hills Veterans Honor Guard Bethel Park American Legion Post 760 rendered a gun salute. Upper St. Clair High School senior trumpeter Matt Hornak performed Taps.
USC Veterans Park, located adjacent to township and school district offices on McLaughlin Run Road, was dedicated on Nov. 11, 2011. A full description and history of the park can be viewed at www.uscveteranspark.org.