Greencastle to memorialize veterans with May 30 parade, ceremony

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

The Greencastle-Antrim community will mark Memorial Day 2016 with a parade and ceremony.

The 10:30 a.m. parade on Monday, May 30, is held to honor and memorialize those veterans who died in America’s wars. It is being arranged by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6319 and American Legion Post 373.

Organizations participating in the parade will include Greencastle-Antrim High School and Middle School bands, Boy Scout Troop 99, Cub Scout Pack 13, Greencastle Rescue Hose Co. No. 1, Marion Volunteer Fire Company, the Silver Starlettes, classic and funny cars.

The parade begins on East Franklin Street at Allison Street, and will proceed west on Baltimore Street to Cedar Hill Cemetery for a formal ceremony. The parade will last for an hour.

Guest Speakers at the cemetery ceremony will include Rep. Paul Schemel and Kevin North, veteran and community leader.

All citizens of the community are invited to attend and help pay tribute to America's fallen veterans. Those in attendance are reminded to stand and show proper respect as the American flag passes by.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, food and refreshments will be served at the VFW.

In case of inclement weather, the parade will be canceled and Memorial Day ceremonies will be conducted at VFW Post 6319 at 11 a.m.