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Public is invited to honor SSG Ronald Shurer
Public is invited to honor MoH recipient SSG Ronald Shurer
Posted on 12/02/2019

Public is invited to honor SSG Ronald Shurer

The Puyallup School District and Rogers High School will host a very special ceremony on Friday, December 6 in honor of SSG Ronald J. Shurer, U.S. Army, Retired, Rogers High School Class of ’97, and recipient of the United States Medal of Honor.

At 3:30 p.m., in the RHS Performing Arts Center, SSG Shurer will be honored with the dedication of a monument in recognition of his contributions.

The monument was erected in front of the campus on Sunday, December 1, and will be formally unveiled to the public during the ceremony. Funding was provided by the South Hill Rotary Club ($5,000) and Veterans United Home Loans on South Hill ($2000). Other individuals and organizations also donated generously.

Sergeant Shurer, Mrs. Shurer and their two sons were flown to the area by VFW Post 2224. They will be on campus at Rogers for a full day on Friday, hosted by the Rogers staff, student body officials, and others. They'll visit classrooms and have other activities that day.  

The public is invited to the dedication ceremony beginning at 3:30 p.m. State Senator Hans Zeiger, RHS Principal Jason Smith and RHS Student Body President Megan Gratzer will each address the audience. Rogers band and choir will perform. After the ceremony, all present will adjourn to the monument for an "unveiling" photo opportunity.