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Local Memorial Day Services

The Annual Memorial Day ceremony will be held at Lycoming County Veterans Memorial Park, West Fourth Street and Wahoo Drive, on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at 11:00 a.m.

The event is co-sponsored by the Lycoming County Veterans Memorial Park Commission and the Lycoming County Veterans Council, Inc.

The keynote speaker will be Major General Mark J. Schindler, the Adjutant General of Pennsylvania.

Major General Mark J. Schindler was nominated to continue to serve as the 54th Adjutant General of Pennsylvania and was confirmed by the Senate of Pennsylvania on April 26, 2023. In this Cabinet-level position with the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, headquartered at Ft. Indiantown Gap, Annville, Pennsylvania, General Schindler oversees a combined state and federal budget of over $966 million. He is responsible for the command and control of over 18,000 Army and Air National Guard members (3rd largest National Guard in the nation); a complement of 2,500 commonwealth employees; care of residential Cadets at the Keystone State ChalleNGe Academy; and six state-owned Veterans homes and programs for Pennsylvania’s more than 700,000 Veterans.

Tents will be provided, and the event will be held rain or shine.

Salladasburg Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

The parade will start at 11:00 a.m. on Memorial Day. Participants in the parade include patriotic floats, antique cars and tractors, kids on decorated bicycles, riding horses, Scout troops, Little League teams and Military service members.

Those that want to be part of the parade should be in line on Dochter St. before 10:45 a.m.

The parade will be led by the Jersey Shore Area High School Marching Band and will also include fire engines from both Jersey Shore fire companies.

Immediately following the parade there will be a ceremony to honor the local veterans. The ceremony will take place in the Salladasburg United Methodist Church Parking lot.

The National Anthem will be sung by Keith Barrows. Pastor Cecily Eisley will be doing the invocation. Dr. Daniel Glunk will recite Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and then the roll call of the veterans will be read by Mayor Douglas Ellsworth, followed by Taps and a 21-gun salute by The Jersey Shore Honor Guard.

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