Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4909 and Greater Pittston AMVETS Post 189 will sponsor Memorial Day events in Dupont. The posts will conduct services at 8:30 a.m. at Holy Mother of Sorrows Cemetery and at 9 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery. The annual parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. starting from the VFW. The route has changed this year, due to renovations at the memorial park. The parade will cross Main Street to Bear Creek Road toward Suscon, turning left onto Chestnut Street and continuing to the traffic light at Lackawanna Avenue and concluding back at the VFW, where a memorial service will be held. Edward Zielinski is parade grand marshal.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1227, American Legion Brennan Regan Post 585, Sons of the American Legion Squadron 585 and Auxiliary Unit 585 will conduct military services at the cemeteries in Duryea on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. The first service will start at 8:45 a.m. at Nativity of our Lord (Holy Rosary) Cemetery and then proceed to the following cemeteries in approximately 15 minute increments: St. Mary’s, St. Joseph’s, St. John’s, SS. Peter and Paul, Mosher and Marcy. The group will have the final service in front of the memorial at the VFW, 492 Stephenson St. The public is invited.
Plains American Legion will conduct a rededication of the Jenkins Twp. Veterans Memorial, East Saylor Avenue in the Shantytown section of the township at 8:30 a.m. Monday, May 27. Jenkins Twp.
American Legion Post 447, Pittston, will conduct memorial services at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at the Samuel Miceli Veterans Park, Kennedy Boulevard. Commander Thomas Moran will oversee the program, which will include prayers, patriotic songs and remarks by local dignitaries, including state Rep. Michael Carroll, and Luzerne County Judges Fred Pierontoni and Joseph Augello. A moment of silence will be observed as a bell is rung honoring veterans from all wars. The veterans park was the inspiration of Samuel Miceli, a veteran of World War II who petitioned Mayor Thomas Walsh and council for the piece of property facing the Susquehanna River to convert into a park to honor living and deceased veterans.
WYOMING / WEST WYOMING
The Wyoming/West Wyoming parade, led by Grand Marshall Leonard Karrott, will start at 9 a.m. at the West Wyoming Hose Company on Shoemaker Avenue and end at the Wyoming Cemetery, where Frank Parra will serve as master of ceremonies. Musical selections will be played by the Cino Paci Band, and guest speaker will be Deborah Przybyla. Richard Yarosavich Sr. will host the POW-MIA table ceremony. There will be an honor guard from American Legion Post 904 and VFW Post 396, with taps by David and Nick Granted and a benediction by the Rev. James Alco.
WEST PITTSTON / EXETER
West Pittston/Exeter parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Linden Street and Wyoming Avenue in West Pittston and end at the Wyoming Area Catholic gym. A short program will follow, with taps by the Paci Band and a selection from the Wyoming Area Band. Guest speaker will be Rear Admiral Scott Giberson.