Memorial Day events scheduled around the area (2024)

Here is a look at Memorial Day events around the area:

Lehigh Valley

Memorial Day Commemoration at SteelStacks in Bethlehem-Saturday, May 25-Monday, May 27

Join Embassy Bank in honoring the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country in a community celebration. The commemorative event will feature the Hometown Heroes 2024 photo-banner, live music and remembrance ceremonies including "A Time to Remember," and "Remember Our Heroes" luminary display honoring those who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

Saturday:

3 p.m. – Good Times Rock n' Roll and Legendary Country with Chuck Rissmiller

Highmark Blue Shield Community Stage on the Air Products Town Square

5:30 p.m. – Friar's Point Band

Highmark Blue Shield Community Stage on the Air Products Town Square

7:30 p.m. – Brain Damage: A Tribute to Pink Floyd

Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network

9 p.m. – Lonely Parrots

Highmark Blue Shield Community Stage on the Air Products Town Square

Sunday:

3 p.m. – Acoustic Kitty Project

Highmark Blue Shield Community Stage on the Air Products Town Square

5:30 p.m. – Band of Brothers

Highmark Blue Shield Community Stage on the Air Products Town Square

7:30 p.m. – Stefanie Johnson Band

Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network

9 p.m. – Tavern Tan

Highmark Blue Shield Community Stage on the Air Products Town Square

Monday:

A Time to Remember Ceremony

3 p.m. | Highmark Blue Shield Community Stage on the Air Products Town Square

The weekend will conclude with a memorial service to remember the Lehigh Valley's fallen soldiers from the Afghanistan & Iraq Wars.

3:30 p.m. – The SwingTime Dolls

Highmark Blue Shield Community Stage on the Air Products Town Square

Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony on Sunday, May 26 inWilliams Township

Williams Township residents will hold a Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony on Sunday at 6 p.m. to honor fallen heroes, living veterans, and service persons on active duty.

The sunset ceremony will be held at the Williams Twp. Municipal Building, 655 Cider Press Rd., in Williams Township. Honor Guard Squad Commander, Northampton County Detachment, will deliver the address. Laying the wreath at the township's memorial to Fallen Heroes, will be Ray Abert, Township supervisor, escorted by Cub Scouts Theodore Bird and Frankie Browne. Peter Thompson will read the names.

A Wilson High School student will share the Gettysburg Address. Ronald Hineline, a member of the Memorial Committee, will serve as master of ceremonies.

A Community Recognition Award will be given to Richard Seiffert, a Vietnam War veteran, son of Army Captain Robert F. Seiffert who was killed in the Battle of the Bulge. Currently Richard is an active volunteer with Tails of Valor, Paws of Honor where he has trained a service puppy for many years. He is a member of the Williams Township Veterans Memorial Committee.

Also participating are the Wilson Area High School Band under direction of Nick Hall, Scout troops, Pastor Paul Leonhart, of St. John's Church of Morgan Hill, the honor guard of Marine Corps League/Northampton County Detachment, students from the Williams Township Elementary School, members of the Veterans Memorial Committee, and many individual citizens.

The community at large is most welcome to join the observance. Parking is available at the Municipal Building. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs.

TAPS over Bethlehem-Monday, May 27

TAPS over Bethlehem will be recognizing its 10th Anniversary.

At 8 a.m. starting at Nisky Hill Cemetery to Memorial Park Cemetery, 60 Trumpets will sound TAPS one after another over the 3-mile route.

At 9 a.m., all of the trumpets will assemble at Memorial Park for a short program as the annual City of Bethlehem Memorial Day Parade heads up Linden St. At 9:30 the Annual City of Bethlehem Observance will take place.

Easton Cemetery Memorial Day-Monday, May 27

The American Legion Post #9 Honor Guard will render prayers and honors at 9 a.m. at the Historic Easton Cemetery at the Grand Army of the Republic plot at the flagpole and cannon area.

"Honor and Remember Event" atUpper Saucon Park, Monday, May 27

The 10th annual Memorial Day 'Honor and Remember' event will be held at Upper Saucon Park on Monday, May 27, at 9:30 a.m. This is a family-friendly event, and our community will honor the sacrifice of Lance Corporal Brandon J. Van Parys. The Gold Star Family of Brandon will be the guests of honor. Following the remembrance ceremony there will be a 2-mile walk/bike/run on the Saucon Rail Trail.

Brandon graduated Northwestern Lehigh High School in 2005 and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in April 2006. Brandon was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, 2d Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, NC. When he deployed to Iraq in January of 2007, he became part of a security detail serving Lieutenant Colonel Jim McGraft, the battalion commander, in Al Anbar Province.

On Feb. 5, 2007, just 20 days into his first deployment, while protecting Lieutenant Colonel McGraft, Brandon was killed by a rocket-propelled grenade in Anbar Province, Iraq. At the time, Brandon and his unit were checking out an area along the Euphrates River where insurgents were believed to be running supplies across the river.

Emmaus Memorial Day Parade-Monday, May 27

Memorial Day Parade at 9:30 a.m.

Bangor Memorial Day Ceremony-Monday, May 27

Bangor Borough will host a Memorial Day Ceremony from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St John's Cemetery.

Easton Memorial Day celebration-Monday, May 27

Due to the predicted weather, the Memorial Day Celebration will take place inside the Brown & Lynch Post #9 Monday, May 27th at 10 a.m. The outdoor parade has been canceled.

Macungie Memorial Day Observance, Monday, May 27

Flag Raising and VFW Memorial Day Ceremonial will take place at the Macungie Memorial Park, Veteran's Memorial at 10 a.m.

Macungie Memorial Day Program will be conducted at the Macungie Park Bandshell at 10:30 a.m. (Immediately following flag raising ceremony). The guest speaker is Thomas L. Applebach, Director, Lehigh County Office of Veterans Affairs, Commander, Macungie Memorial V.F.W. Post 9264. This year's program commemorates the 75th anniversary of the first community Memorial Day program held at the Macungie Memorial Park bandshell.

A Memorial Service will be held at the "All Gave Some-Some Gave All" Memorial, Macungie Veterans Association, 287 Lehigh Street, Macungie at noon. All are invited to remain for free refreshments following the Memorial Service.

In the event of rain, the Memorial Day Services will be held in the Macungie Memorial Park auditorium, 50 North Poplar Street, Macungie at 10:30 a.m.

For more information or weather updates, go to www.macungie.org

Summit Hill Memorial Day Parade-Monday, May 27

2024 Summit Hill Memorial Day Parade starts at 11 a.m.

Parade including 3 divisions

Clem Midas, a US Navy Veteran, will be the Grand Marshal

This year's parade will have several new bands, musical groups, and new floats.

Senator David Argall, State Representative Doyle Heffley, Mackay Pipe Band, many local area high school bands, and the Panther Valley JROTC will be at the event.

Killed in Action Memorial in Bethlehem-Monday, May 27

Join us this year on Memorial Day as the Bethlehem Detachment of the Marine Corps League conducts a Memorial Ceremony at the Killed-in-Action Memorial located at 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem just in front of Bethlehem City Hall.

This event features prayer, music, a reading of the names of the 35 men whose names are inscribed on the memorial, and a short oration by a Bethlehem veteran.

The ceremony is somber and emotional.

It is a fitting remembrance of the men who, over 50 years ago, gave their lives for their country in the Vietnam War. They were the youth and pride of Bethlehem in the flower of their youth. Now their families have grown grey, their surviving friends now elderly.

Their portraits will be displayed and their names read aloud as the Memorial Bell is rung.

Join us in remembering their sacrifice this Memorial Day starting at noon in front of Bethlehem City Hall.

What: The 3rd Annual Memorial Service for Bethlehem's fallen— the men who died in the service to our country during the Vietnam War.

When: 12:00 Noon, Monday, Memorial Day, May 27, 2024

Where: At 10 E. Church St. outside of Bethlehem City Hall at the Vietnam War Killed-in-Action Memorial.

Why: To honor our dead. Because it's the right thing to do.

Whitehall Memorial Day-Monday, May 27

9:30 a.m. - Cementon Memorial

10 a.m. - Egypt Doughboy Park

10:30 a.m. - Egypt Memorial Park

Southeast Pa.

Doylestown Memorial Day Parade

The Doylestown Memorial Day Parade is conducted annually for the sole purpose of honoring those American Veterans whose sacrifices in defense of our nation and its democratic ideals are responsible for the freedoms we enjoy today. Having celebrated its 155th anniversary in 2023, it is the oldest Memorial Day Parade in the United States.

Last year, approximately 1,700 people participated in the parade, representing over 100 separate units, including eight local school bands, with an estimated 15,000 spectators looking on.

After a flag raising at War Memorial Field, the parade begins at Central Bucks West High School, moves east on West Court Street, then east on West State Street, north on Main Street, and finally east on East Court Street to Doylestown Cemetery, where it culminates with a 30-minute memorial service, during which the United Veterans of Doylestown place wreaths to honor our fallen heroes.

If your organization is interested in participating in the Parade, you will find an Entry Registration Form and Parade Rules and Guidelines here: 2024 Memorial Day Parade Packet.

North Penn School District Holding Memorial Day Service-Monday, May 27

The North Penn High School (NPHS) Key Club invites members of the North Penn community to a Memorial Day service held in honor and remembrance of fallen NPHS graduates on Monday, May 27 at 11:15 am in the Memorial Garden at Penndale Middle School, located at the corner of Penn Street and Church Road in Lansdale.

Those being honored are as follows:

● Stanley S. Cope, Jr. Class of '65

● Albert M. Finn Class of '62

● John A. Golorioso Class of '66

● William E. Hannings Class of '66

● James W. Holliday Class of '61

● Gregory Jeremicz Class of '65

● Eric A. Lord Class of '68

● Robin B. Miller Class of '67

● Barry A. Molettiere Class of '66

● Robert I. Moore Class of '65

● Ronald J. Murphy Class of '66

● Andrew Mark Phillips Class of '69

● George E. Shade Class of '63

● David R. Weigner Class of '62

● Mark T. Linderman Class of '65

● Robert B. Greaser Class of '78

● Curtis Cooper, Class Of '80

● Joseph B. Maglione Class of '99

● Travis M. Stottlemyer, Class of '06

Poconos

Pottsville Memorial Day Ceremony-Monday, May 27

As Memorial Day approaches, The City of Pottsville is proud to announce its annual Memorial Day service, dedicated to honoring the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the armed forces.

This solemn occasion will take place on May 27 at 11 a.m. at the Garfield Square Soldiers Monument. All members of the community, veterans, active-duty service members, and their families are invited to join us as we pay tribute to those who have given their lives to defend our nation's freedom and uphold the values we hold dear.

in the case of rain, the Memorial Day Ceremony will be held in the First United Methodist Church located right in Garfield Square.

The Memorial Day service will include:

Wreath-Laying Ceremony and Twenty-One Gun Salute: Symbolic and moving gestures to honor fallen soldiers with a rifle salute and laying of a wreath at the beautiful and historic soldiers' monument in remembrance of their sacrifice.

Guest Speakers: Pottsville native and Chief Warrant Officer, Zachary Reichert will be the distinguished speaker, other guests will include City Mayor and Council members, local Veterans representatives, and Winter Carnival Royalty. Veterans and community leaders will share their reflections on the significance of Memorial Day and the importance of remembering our fallen heroes.

Reading of the Gettysburg Address and Flanders Field: Students from Nativity BVM and Pottsville Areas High Schools will recite these moving and iconic poems.

Dedication of Hometown Hero Banners: A moment of silence will remember all hometown heroes and new banner names will be observed to reflect on the lives lost and the enduring legacy of those who served.

Musical Tributes: The world famous Third Brigade Band will perform several patriotic selections as well as taps to uplift and inspire attendees as we commemorate the courage and valor of our fallen heroes. Winter Carnival Snowflake Princess, Ella Frantz will also perform God Bless America

Invocation by Reverend Phil Rodgers of St. Patrick's Church and Benediction from Pastor John Wallace, First United Methodist Church

Berks County Memorial Day Events

Wyomissing Annual Memorial Day Parade and Remembrance Ceremony

Saturday, May 25

10 a.m.

This cherished community event will start from Wyomissing Hills Elementary School and wind through the surrounding neighborhood before culminating at the Wyomissing Hills Memorial Park and Playground. This year's Grand Marshal is the esteemed 99-year-old Navy WWII veteran, Matt Gutman.

Flags for Heroes ceremony

Saturday, May 25

10 a.m.

Frieden's Lutheran Church

1076 Memorial Hwy

Oley, PA

200 American Flags will adorn the lawn, followed by an inspiring ceremony staged by the Myerstown VFW and the Myerstown-Elco Rotary Club.

Oley Township Memorial Day Parade

Sunday, May 26

6 p.m

The Memorial Day Parade will begin at Oley High School and proceed west on Main Street to Frieden's Cemetery for services.

American Legion Honor Guard ceremony

​Sunday, May 26, 2024

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Huff's Union Church

540 Conrad Road

Herford Twp. (Alburtis on GPS,) PA

Following the 10:30 a.m. worship service, the Topton American Legion Honor Guard will come to Huff's Church to help in honoring our veterans.

Exeter Township Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27

9 a.m.

The parade departs from Exeter High School on E. 37th St. and concludes with a ceremony at Forest Hills Cemetery. Stop by the Exeter Township Fire Department's Station 2 (Reiffton) following the ceremony to enjoy some food, see the apparatus and meet your local firefighters.

Mohnton Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27

9 a.m.

The parade begins at 9 a.m. and concludes with a ceremony at Mohnsville Cemetery at 10:15 a.m.

City of Reading Memorial Day Events

Monday, May 27

9 a.m. remembrance ceremony at the Veterans Grove in City Park.

10:15 a.m. ceremony at the Civil War Monument in Charles Evans Cemetery on Centre Avenue.

Boyertown Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27

9:15am

The parade, hosted by American Legion Post 471, begins at Boyertown High School and ends at Fairview Cemetery.

Shillington Annual Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27

10:30 a.m.

The parade is scheduled to begin at Shillington Park and will end at Shillington Town Hall.

Bernville Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27

2 p.m.

The parade will begin at Penn-Bernville Elementary School and end with a memorial service at Umbenhauer Park.

Mt. Zion Church Memorial Day observance

Monday, May 27

7 p.m.

1343 Long Lane Road

The evening's program will be conducted by the Boys Scouts of Troop #104. Bring your lawn chair.

Fleetwood Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27

9 a.m.

Memorial Day Parade followed by a ceremony in Fleetwood Park.

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