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Parades, Ceremonies Set to Mark Memorial Day
Written by Staff Report
2023-05-24

            The annual Memorial Day Parade and Services, sponsored by American Legion Post 184 and the Joint Veterans Council of the Upper Perkiomen Valley, will begin with a service at 9 a.m. at the Red Hill Veterans Memorial, located at Fifth and Main streets in the borough, on Monday, May 29. The parade forms at 10 a.m. and begins at 10:30 a.m.

            The parade will begin at the East Greenville Firehouse and end at the Pennsburg United Church of Christ parking lot, located at 775 Main St. for service and honors.

            All veterans, police and firefighters are invited as well. You do not have to be a member to participate in the parade. A U.S. Army "deuce-and-a-half" truck is available for veterans not able to march.

            The guest speaker will be Liz Ferry, commissioner, Ward One, Upper Dublin Township, and former Torpedoman's Mate 1st Class, US Navy Reserve.

            Three volleys will be fired over the grave of US Army Korea Veteran Lawrence M. "Diehly" Diehl. While the grave is selected to locate the firing party, the salute honors all veterans.

            Following the ceremony participants are invited for refreshments at VFW Post 5954, located at 4th and Main streets in Red Hill.

            Quakertown's Memorial Day Parade is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. at the intersection of Main and Ninth streets. The parade will form on Ninth Street between Park Avenue and Main Street. Participants are asked to arrive at 8 a.m.

            The American Legion Post 242 will host an event at Memorial Park, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. It will honor veterans with speeches and a special ceremony that features a banner ceremony. The banners are hung from streetlights, and each banner is specific to each veteran.

            They include the name of the veteran, which war(s) he or she served in and branch of the military. The banners will be hung until Veterans Day when they will be taken down and stored until next year.

            The Quakertown Community Pool is also opening up this weekend. It operates from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 27 and will continue to operate on weekends only until the pool opens up with the full-time hours beginning on Tuesday, June 13 through Labor Day


 

 

 

 

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