Thorpe legion post sets Memorial Day activities
American Legion Post 304, Jim Thorpe, is hosting the annual Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 28. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the World War I monument.
The parade will march from Memorial Park and travel down 10th Street, making a left onto Center Street and then right onto Ninth Street, where it will stop at the Fairview Hose Company for a memorial service at the World War II Monument. The parade will then continue down North Street to Sixth Street, where it will turn left, heading toward Center Street. It will then turn right onto Center Street and head to Second Street where it will disband.
The parade will reform at 10:45 a.m. at Diligent Hose Company, Center Avenue, for a memorial service.
It will then continue down Center Avenue to Walnut Avenue and South Avenue to the Mauch Chunk Cemetery for a memorial service. It will then disband.
The parade will reform on West Broadway at 11:30 a.m., at the Vietnam Memorial for a memorial service. It will then continue to the Carbon County Civil War Monument for a memorial service.
Sunday memorial services will also 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 then be held at 9:30 a.m. at the World War I Monument at Memorial Park; at 10 a.m. at Christman's Cemetery, Church Road; at 10:30 a.m. at Henning Cemetery, Albrightsville; at 11 a.m., at Hickory Run State Park Cemetery and at 11:15 a.m., at St. Paul's Church Cemetery, Albrightsville.
In addition, on Monday, services 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.
For more information or if any organization wishes to participate in the parade, contact the Legion at (570) 325-4756 after 5 p.m.; or the Carbon County Veterans Affairs Office at (570) 325-3986, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend any and all of the scheduled events.
Organizations marching in the parade should meet at Memorial Hall on May 28, at 10 a.m. at the World War I monument