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Fay-West communities to observe Memorial Day

| Friday, May 24, 2013, 2:31 a.m.

Memorial Day will be observed during programs in Mt. Pleasant, Scottdale, Everson, Norvelt and Donegal.

Everson's program kicks off at 9 a.m. Monday with a musical opening, which will be followed by welcome remarks and comments from local officials.

Veterans organizations will take part in the program with the placing of flowers, rifle salute and veterans roll call.

The Everson Boy Scouts Troop 160 will post the colors and the program's keynote speaker will be Doug Kelley of Boy Scout Troop 160.

Scottdale's Memorial Day Parade starts at 10 a.m. at the Rite- Aid parking area. The parade will proceed to the Scottdale Cemetery where there will be a short program at 11 a.m. then will proceed to the St. John Cemetery for another short program.

Keynote speaker will be retired Army Maj. Marsha Myers. The Scottdale Veterans Association Honor Guard will participate.

“We have some Scout troops coming and veterans organizations that will be taking part in the program and parade,” Scottdale veteran Jim Utterback said.

Mt. Pleasant's Memorial Day parade kicks off at 10:30 a.m. It will feature local veterans and the Mt. Pleasant Tower of Power marching band. Parade lineup begins at 10 a.m. with the parade to proceed down Main Street to Veterans Park and Wall where a program will be conducted.

“When you get to the eastern end of Main Street, there are always a lot of people,” veteran and event organizer William Lozier said. “It depends on the weather but we usually get 100, maybe 200 people who come out.”

The program will feature music and comments by local officials and will welcome Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Snyder.

The veterans will visit veterans at Harmon House at 2:15 p.m.

There will be a parade and program held in Norvelt starting at 9:30 a.m. It will feature local veterans and past firemen from the Norvelt Volunteer Fire Department. Veterans' widows will also be honored.

At 2:30 p.m. Sunday, the Donegal VFW in Jones Mills will hold a service on site at the memorial on the club grounds.

Marilyn Forbes is a freelance writer.

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