Nowthen memorial celebration Sunday

The Nowthen memorial celebration is planned for Sunday, May 20 at 2:30 p.m. at Nowthen Alliance Church.

The celebration will honor veterans and includes special guest speaker Peter Vodenka along with music by the Nowthen Alliance Church Children Choir.

Vodenka is the author of “Journey For Freedom: Defection From Communist Czechoslovakia.”

The book tells the story of what Vodenka and his family endured living under Communist rule and the transitions that took place in his life, giving him the determination to spend 10 years planning his defection with his wife and two small children from Czechoslovakia.

Traditionally held Memorial Day weekend, organizer Don Greenberg said the memorial celebration was moved up a week because many people are out of town the following weekend.

Nowthen Alliance Church is located at 19653 Nowthen Blvd. N.W., Nowthen.

Kelly Johnson is at [email protected]