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 at Memorial Park and travel down 10th Street to Center Street, then right on 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 onto Center Street to Second Street where it will end.
The parade will reform at Diligent Hose Co., Center Avenue, for a memorial service. The parade will continue down Center Avenue to Walnut Avenue to South Avenue and to the Mauch Chunk Cemetery for a memorial service.
The parade will then reform on West Broadway at the Vietnam Memorial at 11 a.m. for a memorial service. It will continue to the Carbon County Civil War Monument for a memorial service.
Before the parade, on Monday, cemetery ceremonies 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. Joseph Cemetery. A previous article published in the TIMES NEWS had the incorrect date on when the cemetery ceremonies would be held.
Sunday services will also be held at 9 a.m. at the Liberties Monument and a wreath will be placed in the river at the 903 Bridge at 9:15 a.m. in remembrance of those who died at sea. Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the World War I Monument 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 Church Cemetery.