Smithville senior Liam Rutherford, the only signee from Smithville this year to join the military was given a Lock & Key Ceremony, which symbolically shows he will return to open the lock he placed on the fence at the Veteran’s Memorial Park on May 24. According to his mother Michele, he leaves for Army basic training in August, then will be stationed in San Antonio for a year before sitting for his Texas LVN license. The event was attended by city officials, school officials, Boy Scout Troop 183, the community and family members.
Liam, center, stands with his mom Michele, sister and designated lock key holder Emily, Army Recruiter Staff Sgt. Harris, and his father Bill.