G-A community to mark Memorial Day

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

Memorial Day observance for the Greencastle-Antrim community will begin with a parade at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 27.  The ceremonies are sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6319 and American Legion Post 373. Parade participants should gather on Allison Street. The parade will move from East Baltimore Street to Cedar Hill Cemetery.

The parade will include VFW and American Legion Honor Guards, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, and the high school and middle school bands. Others are also welcome, including antique and classic vehicles.

 A memorial service will be held at the Veterans Memorial Rostrum at approximately 11 a.m., to include a 21-gun salute. The featured speaker is Sean Dalton from the Carlisle War College. Pastor Paul Hutchison, Community Grace Church, will also participate in the service.

Those attending the program at the cemetery should bring chairs. They are invited to the Legion for lunch afterwards.

In case of rain, the service will be held in the high school auditorium.

Greencastle and Antrim Township citizens are asked by parade organizers to fly the American flag from now through Memorial Day to demonstrate their patriotism. This will help to honor the memory of all servicemen and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.