In honor of Veterans Day, the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library will dedicate a plaque to Second Lt. David Edward Rylander, 23, of Stow who was killed in action in Logar Province, Afghanistan on May 2, 2012.
Second Lt. Rylander died of injuries sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 7th Engineer Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York.
Rylander, 23, was born on Oct. 14, 1988 in Akron. He was a home school graduate where he excelled academically and he was an accomplished pianist, member of the Cuyahoga Falls Tigersharks swim team and an Eagle Scout, according to Redmon Funeral Home.
"Rylander was a long-time library patron and also volunteered at the library before he joined the service," said Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator Mary McDonald.
The program begins at noon at the library Nov. 12, 2012. The national anthem will be sung by Amanda Joy Hall and a color guard will display the flag.
The mayors of Stow and Munroe Falls, as well as a few council members, will be in attendance.