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Memorial Day services planned for Westmoreland, Fayette

| Thursday, May 25, 2017, 4:21 p.m.
Yough High School seniors CJ McMillen (left) and Lou Waryanka help to set up the The West Newton Avenue of Flags in the West Newton Cemetery, on Friday, May 12, 2017. The Avenue of Flags consists of 353 flags that are placed annually in honor of local veterans. The West Newton VFW Post 7812, Moose No. 31 and Yough High School student council work together each year to raise the flags for Memorial Day.
Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
Yough High School seniors CJ McMillen (left) and Lou Waryanka help to set up the The West Newton Avenue of Flags in the West Newton Cemetery, on Friday, May 12, 2017. The Avenue of Flags consists of 353 flags that are placed annually in honor of local veterans. The West Newton VFW Post 7812, Moose No. 31 and Yough High School student council work together each year to raise the flags for Memorial Day.

Services to commemorate Memorial Day are planned in Westmoreland and Fayette counties.

Sunday

Derry Township: A worship service will begin at 1:30 p.m. at Old Salem Church, 6500 Route 982. Speaker will be Lisa Hayes, director of the Westmoreland County Historical Society.

Norwin: The Norwin Historical Society Military Honor guard will conduct a service at these veterans memorials: 1 p.m., Penn Lincoln Cemetery, 14679 Route 30, North Huntingdon; 1:45 p.m., Brush Creek Associate Reformed Church Cemetery, North Huntingdon; 2:20 p.m., Veteran's Memorial North Huntingdon Town House, 11279 Center Highway; 2:50 p.m., Veteran's Memorial Westmoreland City Fire Department; 3:15 p.m., Biddle Veteran's Memorial, Biddle Road, North Huntingdon.

Monday

Fayette City: A parade downtown will begin at 10 a.m., preceding a program at Mt. Auburn Cemetery. The line of march will be led by the Post 484 Honor Guard with participation by the Legion Riders, Belle Vernon Area High School Band, a World War II military vehicle, Boy Scouts Troop 1543, the Fayette City fire department and children. In the event of rain, the program will be held at Fayette City Alliance Church in Brownstown.

Greensburg: VFW Post 33, 11 a.m. at Westmoreland Memorial Park, Route 136 South. Speaker will be Jean-Dominique Le Garrec, Honorary Consul of France in Pittsburgh.

Greensburg: SNPJ Memorial Day Service will begin at 1:15 p.m. at SNPJ Lodge 223, 2440 Keystone Ave.

Hecla: 10:15 a.m. tribute at honor roll; luncheon follows in Porterfield Hall. Speaker will be Fred DeFlorio, E-5 Sgt. U.S. Army Reserve (Ret). A ceremonial flag presentation to Minnie Snively honors Norman A Snively, Warrant Officer, U.S. Navy, WWII.

Irwin: Army Maj. Eric Glass, commander of J. Howard Snyder Post 781 of North Huntingdon, will give remarks at Union Cemetery on Pennsylvania Avenue. The annual parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Main Street downtown. It will proceed to Pennsylvania Avenue, then to Irwin Union Cemetery, where a ceremony will honor deceased veterans. The Irwin Male Chorus will sing.

Jeannette: 9 a.m., Jeannette City Hall, Clay Avenue; 9:30 a.m., Sacred Heart Cemetery, Route 30; 10 a.m., Old Sacred Heart Cemetery, North Third Street; 11 a.m., Jeannette Memorial Park, Altman Road.

Murrysville/Export: Members of the White Valley AMVETS post will hold a color guard and rifle salute at 8 a.m. at the American Legion on Kennedy Avenue, Export; 8:30 a.m. at Murrysville Cemetery; 9 a.m., Hill's Church Cemetery; 9:30 a.m., White Valley Cemetery; 10 a.m., Twin Valley Cemetery;11:15 a.m., Grandview Cemetery; and noon at AMVETS post, 2100 Carolina St., Murrysville. A parade starts at 10:45 a.m. through downtown Export and includes the Franklin Regional Marching Band.

Mt. Pleasant: Parade starts at 10:30, followed by a ceremony in Veterans Park.

Trafford: Parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the American Legion Post, 216 Cavitt Ave. Ceremonies follow at Trafford Memorial Park on Edgewood Avenue, where a memorial plaque for Gold Star Mothers will be dedicated.

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