Durand recognized for lifetime of contributions to Palmyra, northeast Missouri

Durand, Al

Al Durand, long-time chairman of the Marion County 911 board of directors, was honored with a lifetime achievement ceremony Wednesday at Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Palmyra, Mo. | Photo courtesy of Marion County Emergency Services

PALMYRA, Mo. — Marion County 911, the City of Palmyra and public safety officials recognized long-time Palmyra resident Albert D. Durand with a lifetime achievement ceremony on Wednesday.

Marion County 911 partnered with Maple Lawn Nursing Home, where Durand now is a full-time resident, to be the host of a ceremony at the home to recognize him. A short flag ceremony by members of the American Legion Post was followed by an emergency vehicle parade from area fire departments, the Marion County Ambulance District and local law enforcement officers.

Durand was instrumental in bringing lifesaving 911 emergency dispatching services to northeast Missouri while serving as chairman of the Marion County 911 board of directors for more than three decades. He spent countless hours volunteering on numerous church, civic and governmental boards and committees in addition to being a successful local business owner as a pharmacist.

People are encouraged to send Durand a note or card to Maple Lawn Nursing Home, 1410 W. Line, Palmyra, Mo., 63461.

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