September 24, 2021
Ed Hajduk- The National Cemetery of the Alleghenies
The National Cemetery of the Alleghenies covers 292 acres in Cecil Township, Washington County, approximately 20 miles southwest of Pittsburgh. The cemetery was dedicated on October 9, 2005, by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Cemetery Administration and is one of the newest cemeteries in the National Cemetery system. The first burials took place on August 15, 2005. It was constructed on farmland and contains a small farm cemetery with graves dating to the late 18th Century. When fully completed, it will provide over 100,000 burial spaces. The cemetery is open to visitors daily from sunrise to sunset.
Burial in a national cemetery is open to all members of the armed forces who have met a minimum active-duty service requirement and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. A Veteran’s spouse, widow or widower, minor dependent children, and under certain conditions, unmarried adult children with disabilities may also be eligible for burial. Eligible spouses and children may be buried even if they predecease the Veteran. Members of the reserve components of the armed forces who die while on active duty or who die while on training duty, or were eligible for retired pay, may also be eligible for burial.
October 1, 2021
London Cain, VP of the Ironhorse Theater in Ambridge, PA
The Iron Horse Theatre Company is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that began in January of 2016. The Iron Horse Theatre Company provides opportunities for anyone in the area who wants to attend, volunteer help produce and perform in any of the theatrical productions produced in the future.
London Cain is the founder of the Iron Horse Theatre Company. He has over twenty-five of theatre experience. He has been involved in producing, acting, and directing of more than twenty plays and musicals including Lone Star, Dinner with Friends, The Cripple of Irishman, Marat/Sade, Grease, High School Musical, The Little Mermaid, and Shrek to name a few. Currently he is a middle school reading teacher at Moon Area School District where he heads up the drama program.