Monongahela, Finleyville Memorial Day events set
The Monongahela Veterans Council announces the following schedule for the Finleyville and Monongahela Memorial Day observances:
May 26 – Finleyville
Stone Church Cemetery, 1 p.m.
Saint Francis of Assisi, 1:15 p.m.
Mingo Creek Cemetery, 1:30 p.m.
Finleyville Cemetery, 1:45 p.m.
Finleyville Community Center, 2 p.m.
Speaker Colonel James Chisholm, commander 2nd Brigade 28th Infantry Division, and commander 2nd Brigade Combat Team.
Participating units report to Finleyville Post 613 at 12:30 p.m.
Refreshments will be served at the American Legion Post 613 immediately after Community Center ceremonies.
May 27 – Monongahela
8:30 a.m., Parade units form at the intersection of Fourth and Main streets.
9 a.m., units march to First Street.
9:45 a.m., Services conducted at Monongahela Cemetery
Welcome - Tom Corey
Invocation - The Rev. John Fierro-True Vine Anglican Church
Flag Pledge - George Hutchko
Music selection - Ringgold High School Band
Logan's Orders - Matt Pringle
Introduce dignitaries - Bill Fawcett
Musical selection - Ringgold High School Band
Place Memorial Wreath - Mon Valley Leathernecks
Two Bell Naval Ceremony – Mid-Mon Valley Shipmates
Memorial tribute - Marge Hunter
Vocal selection - Kim Van Voorhis
Corey will introduce guest speaker
Final remarks - Corey
Benediction - Pastor Henry Frain, Carpenters Shop Church, Webster
Rifle Salute - Mon Valley Honor Guard
Taps - Ringgold High School Band
Additional services will be conducted as follows:
Victory Hill, 11 a.m.
New Eagle, noon
Sacred Heart Cemetery, 1 p.m.
Van Voorhis Honor Roll, 1:30 p.m.
Ginger Hill Memorial, 3 p.m.
Hazelkirk Memorial, 2:30 p.m.
Hazelkirk Bridge dedication, 3 p.m.
Carroll Township American legion, 3:30 p.m., refreshments