January 14, 2016

Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast Will Honor Veterans with “POW-MIA National Chair of Honor” Program Before Basketball Game

Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School (Delaware County) will honor all veterans with a program prior to tip-off between Bonner/Prendie and Cardinal O’Hara High School (Delaware County) boys’ basketball teams this Friday evening.

During the program Marine Lance Corporal Patrick Concannon; Marine Sergeant Matt Sondermann, who served three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and received the Purple Heart; Vietnam Veteran Dennis J. Murphy, who is a member of the Monsignor Bonner Hall of Fame and received the Purple Heart and Silver Star, will unveil a memorial in the form of “one empty seat.” The event is sponsored by the “POW-MIA National Chair of Honor” Program/’One Empty Seat.’

Friday, January 15, 2016
6:30 p.m. (Program)
7:00 p.m. (Tip-Off)
Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School (Gymnasium)
403 N. Lansdowne Avenue
Drexel Hill, PA 19026 (Delaware County)

 In addition to the presentation of the memorial, the Upper Darby Marine Corps League Detachment #884 will lead a March on the Colors and the invocation and benediction will be given by Reverend John Ames, Dean of the School of Theological Studies at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. At the conclusion of the program “Taps” will be played by Anthony M. Montagno of the Vietnam Veterans MC, Chapter E.

Accompanying the chair will be a plaque that reads: “You are not forgotten, since World War I, more than 92,000 American soldiers are unaccounted for.”


Editor’s Notes: For information about Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, please visit http://www.aopcatholicschools.org/. For information about Faith in the Future, please visit www.faithinthefuture.com.


Bonnie Olinger
Communications Specialist
215-587-3747 (office)