Patricia Beierman of Albion received the Mini-Park Flag Award during Memorial Day ceremonies Monday, May 25, on the Boone County Courthouse lawn.
An American Flag, flown in her honor over the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, was raised at Albion’s downtown mini-park after the Memorial Day ceremony. On behalf of the local veterans’ organizations, Dale Bowman also presented a bronze plaque, which was installed at the mini-park to commemorate Pat’s honor.
On every Memorial Day, the award is given to recognize the service of a member of either the American Legion Auxiliary Manderson Lehr Unit #162 or the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary to Post #736.
Pat was born Sept. 8, 1934 in Petersburg. She graduated from St. John’s High School in Petersburg in 1953 and was married at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg on Aug. 1, 1955.
She lived with her family 4 1/2 miles north of Albion. She is the mother of four children, one of whom is deceased, and has been a homemaker all of her married life.
Pat is a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion and its Altar Society. She has been an active member of the VFW Auxiliary for more than 50 years, serving two terms as president. She was also conductress, a trustee, and chairman of the courtesy and Poppy Day committees. Presently, she serves on the hospital committee.
Pat volunteers for the Bloodmobile and the election site, serves meals on wheels, is active in the Relay for Life and lends a helping hand at the Mission Possible store.