Carbon Veteran's Day parade scheduled Sunday in Jim Thorpe
The Carbon County Veteran's Day parade is planned Sunday in Jim Thorpe.
In case of rain, the six-division parade will be held the following Sunday, Nov. 13.
County Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs Henry Desrosiers said the event is to honor those who have served and those who currently serve in the United States Armed Forces for their service and sacrifice to the United States of America.
The parade will start at 2 p.m. at Jim Thorpe Area High School and will proceed south on Center Street to Ninth Street. It will turn onto North Street, where a brief ceremony will be held at the World War II Monument. The parade will pass by the reviewing stand in front of Jim Thorpe National Bank and will end at Second and Center streets. Parade participants and volunteers are invited to Memorial Hall for refreshments immediately following the parade.
The parade line-up is as follows:
Division 1: Jim Thorpe Police, Pennsylvania Mounted State Police, Post 304 Color Guard of Jim Thorpe, Grand Marshal Francis O'Donnell, Jim Thorpe Olympian Band, Carbon County Veterans Affairs, American Legion Post 304 of Jim Thorpe, VFW Post 294 of Albrightsville, Disabled American Veterans Transportation Van, Jim Thorpe Borough Council, State Representative Doyle Hefley, Carbon County Commissioners, Carbon County Sheriff's Office, 30th District Commander Joseph M. Kluk, Sr., Brownie Troop 34029 of Jim Thorpe, Cub Scout Pack 138 of Jim Thorpe, Boy Scout Troop 441 of Jim Thorpe, Carbon County Lions/Lioness Association Fair Queen & Court, Jukebox Cruisers Car Club, Diligent, Fairview & Phoenix Fire Companies of Jim Thorpe.
Division 2: Palmerton U.V.O. Color Guard (Legion Post 269 and VFW Post 7134), Grand Marshal Richard Nothstein, Grand Marshal Freida Holthausen, Grand Marshal Robert Redshaw, Joe Plechavy, Pete Holthausen, Sgt T. Baranski, Rajah Shriners Oriental Band, V.F.W. Post 7215 of Walnutport, Cub Pack 41 of Palmerton, Bowmanstown Volunteer Fire Company.
Division 3: U.V.O. Color Guard of Lehighton, Grand Marshal Mahlon W. Shaffer, Grand Marshal Frank J. Bayer, Grand Marshal Robert Renhert, Grand Marshal James C. Evans, Lehighton Area High School Indian Pride Band, Vietnam Veterans Organization of Carbon County, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 314, Mackensa Christman Miss Poppy of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 314, Carbon County Republican Committee, Larry Long, Michael Marino, Jr., Cub Scout Pack #82 of Lehighton, Boy Scout Troop #82 of Lehighton, Stan's Antique Cars, Perseverance Jazz Band, Yenser's Tree Farm "Trees for Troops", Mahoning Valley Ambulance Association, Lehighton Fire Department.
Division 4: Panther Valley JROTC, Grand Marshal Bernie Pavlik, Panther Valley High School Band, American Legion Post 123 of Lansford, American Legion Post 123 Auxiliary of Lansford, American Legion Post 316 of Summit Hill, American Legion Post 170 of Coaldale, Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA #309, Elite Generation Wrestling, American Legion Riders Post 123 of Lansford, Lansford American Fire Company No. 1, Summit Hill Diligence Fire Company.
Division 5: VFW Post 8008 Color Guard of Nesquehoning, Blue Eagles Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps, Nesquehoning Borough Council, Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, Towamensing Township Supervisors, Forks of the Delaware Tin Lizzies, U.S. Submarine Veterans Pocono Base, New Columbus Fire Company, Nesquehoning Fire Company.
Division 6: Schuylkill-Carbon Marine Corps League, Grand Marshal Connie McHugh, Grand Marshal Raymond Kochin, Grand Marshal Stanley Jaroszewski, Weatherly Area High School Band, Deitrich-Luhman Post 360 & Auxiliary Unit 360 of Weatherly, American Legion Post 383 and VFW Post 8225 of Beaver Meadows, Navy Club of Carbon County, Monroe County Joint Veterans Honor Guard, Cub Pack 567 of Lake Harmony, Military Transportation Association of Northern New Jersey, Redball Military Transportation Club of Pennsylvania, NY Penn Military Vehicle Collectors Club.