Memorial Day is a day off from school and work and a fun day to cook out but it really is a day to remember all who have served in our Armed Forces and defended our freedoms. Make sure to give thanks this Memorial Day.
Here is a listing of Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremonies from the Scranton TimesTribune:
Abington Memorial VFW Post 7069, 402 Winola Road, annual parade, Monday; parade forms, 10 a.m., Clarks Summit Elementary, West Grove Street, line of march, 11; to participate, call 586-9821, daily after 1 p.m.; additional services, Abington Hills Cemetery, 8:30 a.m.; South Abington Memorial at the tank, 9; Clarks Green Cemetery, 9:30, and Hickory Grove Cemetery, Waverly, 10; and at the post following the parade.
Shopa-Davey VFW Post 6082 and auxiliary, and American Legion A. Pierson Hurd Post 236 Memorial Day services, Monday, Veterans Memorial Park, participants assemble at the post home, 8:15 a.m., featuring Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry, principal speaker; remarks by Blakely Mayor Jeanette Mariani, Valley View High School Band, rifle salute and taps; procession to the Jan Argonish Memorial and grave sites of John Shopa and Charles Davey for services, then to Finch Hill Cemetery to honor Medal of Honor recipient Gino Merli; also participating, Wilson Fire Company, Blakely Fire Company, Valley View Babe Ruth baseball, Blakely Ambulance, Blakely officials and police officers.
Carbondale Memorial Committee Memorial Day ceremony, Monday, 11 a.m., Memorial Park, speaker: Maj. Geno Carachilo; flag placement on veterans graves in Carbondale area, Saturday, anyone interested in assisting in placement of flags meet at Memorial Park at 8:45 a.m., rain or shine; flag-burning ceremony, American Legion, 13 Hospital St., following flag placement, approximately 11:30; Frank Veina, 282-5588.
John J. Michaels Memorial VFW Post 5207 ceremony Monday, 10 a.m., post home, Routes 307 and 502; then to Fairview cemetery for 11 a.m. service; then to Covington Twp. for 1 p.m. service at police station, Drinker Turnpike, Daleville.
Dalton Memorial Day Parade, Monday, 9 a.m., Streamside Park to fire hall, services start around 9:20, community choir participating, those interested in singing, meet at fire hall at 8; John Holbert, 563-1268.
Dickson City Veterans Organizations Memorial Day Program, Monday, assemble at American Legion Post at 8 a.m. for military services at seven cemeteries, returning to assemble at Dickson City Fire Department grounds for parade at 11, proceeding on Eagle Lane to Main Street to Boulevard Avenue for the Veterans Monument ceremony.
Confederation of Union Generals, Delaney Delacy Guard of Scranton, ceremony, Forest Hills Cemetery, 1:30 p.m.; speaker: U.S. Rep. Matthew Cartwright, D-17; rifle salute using period weaponry will be given followed by the traditional taps; marshalling music will by the Ron Leas Band and “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” by guest soloist Kristal Nemeroff.
VFW Post 3474, 110 Chestnut St., meets Monday at 8 a.m. at the post home to go to cemeteries for services.
American Legion Victory Post 13 Memorial Day services, Monday, 10 a.m., St. Mary of Mount Carmel Cemetery, O’Neill Highway, Dunmore, Mass follows; Commander Steve Lavelle will preside.
Ezra S. Griffin, Camp 8 services, Monday, 10:30 a.m., Civil War plot, Dunmore Cemetery, North Blakely Street; Dunmore High School Band performing.
AMVETS Post 189/VFW Post 4909/American Legion Post 657 services and parade, Monday; John Kunicki, a decorated Army World War II artillery soldier, parade marshal; Thomas M. Marcilio, lieutenant colonel, Marines Corps, a Judge Advocate General officer as a prosecutor, defense attorney and legal services officer, principal speaker; services start 8:30 a.m. at Polish National Cemetery, participants assemble at 8, Dupont VFW, Main Street, from Polish National Cemetery participants proceed to Sacred Heart Cemetery for services immediately following Mass; parade participants assemble at 10, VFW parking lot, Grant Street; services at the Dupont Memorial Lawn; following parade, food and refreshments for youngsters, Dupont Hose Company; adults, VFW post home.
Simpson VFW Post 4712 Memorial Day service, 9 a.m., post home, 500 Main St., guest speaker: Lt. Col. Kenneth Quimby.
Thomas A. Snook VFW Post 6520, 837 Cortez Road, services: South Canaan Methodist Cemetery, Monday, 9 a.m.; Simontown Cemetery, 9:30; Kizer Cemetery, 10; Maplewood Cemetery, 10:30; All Saints Cemetery, 11; Hollisterville Cemetery, 11:30; Mount Cobb Cemetery, 1 p.m.; Elmdale Cemetery, 1:30.
VFW Post 5544/American Legion Post 411, services, Monday, 9:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church on Third Avenue by the Rev. James M. Marsh and assisted by Marge Kowalko; salute follows at Holy Ghost Cemetery, services conclude at Veterans Memorial Park on Hill Street with remarks by comrades of both organizations; refreshments follow VFW post, 205 Dolph St.
American Legion Post 209 services, Monday: Balls Eddy, 9 a.m.; Shehawken, 9:30; Orson, 9:45; Little York, 10:10; Rock Lake, 10:30; Lake Como, 11; ceremonies, noon, veterans monument, Lakewood Park; refreshments to follow.
American Legion Post 610 Memorial Day Parade, Monday, assemble at headquarters, 7 a.m., military services, 8, Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Cemetery, parade, 9, following services at the monument, Legion Honor Guard will lead participants to Calvary and St. John’s cemeteries followed by ceremony at Memorial Park on Lackawanna Avenue; parade participants forming line of march at the legion headquarters at 8:45; guest speaker: Dr. Paul Tomczykoski; transportation provided for veterans.
Old Forge American Legion Post 513 and VFW Post 4954 parade and ceremony, Monday, 10 a.m., starting point, Main and Miles streets (across from Rite-Aid), participants should arrive by 9:30 a.m., Villa Capri Cruisers providing “Honor Ride” in the parade for any veteran that cannot march, ceremony follows at Old Forge Cemetery.
Raymond Henry American Legion Post 327 Memorial Day services, Monday, 11 a.m., post home, Willow Avenue, Olyphant, Marine Corps Commandant Joel Sofranko, guest speaker; refreshments follow.
Koch-Conley American Legion Post 121 traditional Memorial Day program Monday, 10 a.m., Cathedral Cemetery, Oram Street, music by vocalist Paulette Costa accompanied by Tony Costa, NEPA Detachment Marine Corps League rendering honors with firing squad and bugler, speaker to be announced.
Hyde Park Memorial Post, VFW Post 6528/Keyser Valley Citizens Association Memorial Day ceremonies, Monday, 11 a.m.; Trustee Patsy Capilungo will present gifts; Boy Scout Troop 42 flag raising ceremony.
Nay Aug Park annual Memorial Day celebration Monday at noon in front of Everhart Museum; the service will include speakers, patriotic music and a flag-raising.
Lackawanna County Council of Veterans program, Gino Merli Veterans Center, 2 p.m., U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, scheduled to be part of program.
Herbert Clark Post 180 Throop American Legion/Throop VFW Post 7251 Memorial Day services, Monday; members meet 8 a.m., Throop Civic Center and proceed to cemeteries for services starting at St. Mary’s off Sanderson Avenue at 8:15; they then proceed to the Veterans’ Plaque at Throop Municipal Building for services at 10, then to VFW Post 7251 for services at 11.
Parade starting Monday at 10 a.m. at Lackawanna Trail Elementary School; service follows at Evergreen-Woodlawn Cemetery, sponsored by the borough and American Legion Olin R. Wheelock Post 375.
Memorial service Monday at 10:55 a.m. hosted by Rought-Hall American Legion Post 510 at the Black Walnut Post Hall, with Col. Stacey Huber, USAF retired, as guest speaker; preceded at 10:45 a.m. with flag walk from Black Walnut Cemetery on Old Route 6.
Parade sponsored by American Legion Post 953 beginning Monday at 11 a.m. at the Old Railroad Depot on Route 11; service to follow at Nicholson Cemetery with guest speaker state Sen. Lisa Baker.
St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church Memorial Day Mass in Fairview Cemetery, 8 a.m. Annual memorial services sponsored by Lake Winola Lions and Lionesses at 1 p.m. at Lion Park in front of Lake Winola post office.
Annual parade sponsored by Dennis Strong American Legion Post 457, beginning Monday at 10 a.m. at Tunkhannock Area High School access road; service to follow at courthouse, with wreath-laying, musical tribute, gun salute and keynote address by U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta.