"We decided Friday night to move it indoors. It was going to be too cold for the older people to sit outside," organizer Jo Black said.
Fifty-five men, women, and children listened as attorney and former infantry officer Neil Rice spoke.
The day is a celebration of "the men and women who cared enough and were brave enough to answer their country's call," Rice said. "It's important to remember all the work veterans have done to rebuild and restore [as well as fighting America's battles]."
The veterans are, he added, "people who want the best for their neighbors. … We don't want a big fuss made over us. The glory we find is a quiet one, knowing in our own hearts that we heard a call to serve and we answered it."
Moving the observance into the church sanctuary meant musician Glenn Hough could use Memorial's organ rather than an electronic keyboard. It also changed the wreath placement at the end of the ceremony.
Instead of placing the wreath at the stone monuments at the park, it was taken to the large stained glass window at the rear of the sanctuary. That window, given by I. Haines Dickinson, has a Civil War soldier on one side, a World War I doughboy on the other, both facing a large angel.
The window was installed shortly after the church was built. The construction began shortly after the church's name was changed from the Quarryville Methodist Episcopal Church to Quarryville Memorial Methodist Church to honor the men who died during World War I.