Jim Thorpe Legion plans Memorial Day parade, services
American Legion Post 304, Jim Thorpe, is hosting the annual Memorial Day parades on Monday, May 31. The first parade will start at 10 a.m. at the World War I Monument.
The parade will start from Memorial Park and travel on Tenth Street to left to Center Street and then right on to Ninth Street, where it will stop at the Fairview Hose Co. for a Memorial Service at the World War II Monument. The parade will continue down North Street to Sixth Street and right onto Center Street to Second Street when it will end.
The second parade will form at Diligent Hose Co., Center Avenue, for a Memorial Service. The parade will continue down Center Avenue to Walnut Avenue to South Avenue to the Mauch Chunk Cemetery for a Memorial Service.
The parade will reform on West Broadway at the Vietnam Memorial at 11 a.m. for a Memorial Service. The parade will continue to the Carbon County Civil War Monument for a Memorial Service.
Sunday services will be held at 9 a.m. at the Liberties Monument and a wreath will be placed at the 903 Bridge at 9:15 a.m. Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the World War I Momument at Memorial Park. At 10 a.m. services will be held at Christman's Cemetery, Church Road. At 10:30 a.m. there will be a service at Henning Cemetery, Albrightsville. At 11 a.m., there will be a program at Hickory Run State Park Cemetery and at 11:15 a.m. there will be a service at St. Paul's Curch Cemetery.
On Sunday, services also will be held at 8:15 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Cemetery; at 8:45 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery and at 9:10 a.m. at St. Jospeh Cemetery.