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Parkersburg, W.Va. (May 17, 2023) — The West Virginia University at Parkersburg Veterans Corps will host a Memorial Day celebration in honor of those who gave their life serving in the U.S. military. The program will be at noon on May 25, 2023, in the College Theater.

“Part of West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s mission is to provide life-changing educational opportunities,” said Darren Shearlock, WVU Parkersburg Veterans Advocate. “This Memorial Day ceremony is a great opportunity to provide education on how these honorable men and women sacrificed everything to change all Americans’ lives for the better. I hope the entire Parkersburg area community joins us and shows the whole world that we are so appreciative of their enormous sacrifice.”

Pearley Brown III, an Assistant Professor of English at WVU Parkersburg, will be speaking at the ceremony. Brown is the son of Master Sergeant Pearley Brown Jr., a veteran who fought in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

“I always feel honored to host a Memorial Day event at WVUP,” said Shearlock. “I believe that all Americans owe an enormous debt to the courageous men and women who died defending our country and our way of life.”

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information or to become a WVU Parkersburg Veterans Corps member, please contact Darren Shearlock at or 304-424-8000 ext. 337.