Local residents and students gathered
at Lancaster High School Monday to
celebrate and to say “thank you” to area
veterans, during the annual Veterans Day
Lancaster High School and Middle School
Principal Mark Uppena started the service.
The day included a tradition in Lancaster
for both Veterans and Memorial Day services,
recognizing a local resident as “the kid
from Lancaster” who served in the military.
It’s an effort to point out that faces you see
every day have contributed to preserve our
freedoms. Jim Reynolds was the Master
That was Reynolds recognizing Leo Stelpflug
of Lancaster, who was a forward observer for the
143rd Field Artillery Battalion during the
Korean War. Stelpflug was one of several
Americans who received a medal from the
government of South Korea for helping to
save their country during the Korean War.
Special recognition was also given to the
four World War II veterans in attendance
at today’s (Monday’s) ceremony.
They are Carl Edge, Donald Funk,
Cletus Sisley, and Todd Gillilan.