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Memorial Day Parade Returning

The annual Memorial Day parade through Elizabethown is scheduled to start marching at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 29.

Gerald Freeman, the commander of Sons of the American Legion Squad 329, and Grant Mitchell, junior vice commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5667, said the parade will organize at 9 a.m. in the Legion parking lot; all are welcome to participate.

“If someone shows up that morning, we will put ’em in. We won’t turn anybody away,” Freeman said.

The parade is to go down Market Street through Center Square, then wind through borough streets on the same route it has used in other recent years until arriving at Community Park for a ceremony.

The ceremony in the park features a speech by Army Col. Alan J. Quattrin Jr. as well as an appearance by Virginia Hukill, a Gold Star Mother. Hukill’s son, Maurice E. Hukill, was the most recent Elizabethtown resident to die in a war; he was killed in the conflict in Lebanon.

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