Dunbar, Vanderbilt plan Monday services
The communities of Dunbar and Vanderbilt will mark Memorial Day with events.
The Dunbar American Legion Hughes Post 146 will host the annual Memorial Day Parade Monday. The parade will start at 10 a.m. with the lineup starting at the Old Borough School at 9:45 a.m. The parade marshal this year will be Diana Homer and master of ceremonies will be Nick Bell III.
The guest speaker will be state Rep. Deberah L. Kula, D-Westmoreland-Fayette. A native of Fayette County, Kula has worked in the judicial system for more than 31 years, serving for 14 years as a North Union Magisterial District Judge. She was first elected to the state House in 2006.
Prior to her legislative service, Kula was the deputy court administrator for the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas before advancing to the post of court administrator. She has held several leadership positions, including president of the Fayette County District Judges Association, chairwoman of the Court Administration Committee of Special Court Judges Association, member of Another Way Inc., the Judicial Council Committee for Judicial Safety and Preparedness, Fayette County Drug and Alcohol Advisory Board and state Department of Education Statewide Truancy Task Force.
Kula lives in North Union with her husband, Frank. They have three children and nine grandchildren.
The parade will feature the Connellsville Junior High School band, the Air Force Junior ROTC and color guard from Laurel Highlands High School, Dunbar Little League teams, Dunbar Boy Scouts Troop 180, Dunbar Cub Scout Pack 180, Dunbar Senior Citizens Group and local fire departments.
The Honor Guard from the American Legion will present a salute to those lost in service to the country. The Dunbar Boy Scout and Cub Scouts will give the flag pledge at the Honor Roll. Kayla Nedrow will recite “The Gettysburg Address.” Little Miss Dunbar Mary Porter will honor those lost at sea by placing a wreath in the Dunbar Creek at the Kounty Klub. Special music will be provided by Geibel Catholic Chamber Ensemble.
The Rev. Chris Varney of Pechin Chapel will perform the prayer service, the invocation and benediction. There will be refreshments served at the Dunbar fire hall after the parade.
Pete Gray, commander, announced Emery Lewis Pratt Post 586 of the American Legion of Vanderbilt will hold four Memorial Day ceremonies on Monday. Speaker will be Richard Lowther of the Church of Jesus Christ of Vanderbilt. Taps will be presented by Andy Giles.
The ceremonies will start at 9:15 a.m. at the Dawson Bridge; then 9:30 a.m. at the Catholic cemetery on Dickerson Run Hill; 10 a.m. at Flatwoods Cemetery and 11 a.m. at Dickerson Run Union Cemetery.
The Community Choir will perform several songs.
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