This weekend on the Northside: Memorial Day events


543862_calendarFriday, May 27
What: Placing of flags on veteran’s graves
When: noon
Where: Highwood Cemetery entrance (on Brighton Road)
American Legion Post #681 will be placing flags at the Military Grave Markers in Highwood Cemetery on Brighton Road in Brightwood. We will meet at the entrance to the cemetery at noon and go to the Military section and place flags. Anyone interested in helping please contact Joe Brown at 412-758-6112 or Donations to the service are greatly appreciated and can be sent to American Legion Post #681 at 107 Cresthaven Lane, Pittsburgh PA 15237 attention Clifford Slaney,Post Commander.

Sunday, May 29
What: Troy Hill Veterans 2011 Memorial Day Church, Parade and Cemetery Program
When: 1 p.m.
Where: Mount Troy United Church of Christ, 2023 East Homestead St.
The Troy Hill Veterans of the American Legion Post 565 and the V.F.W. Post 7090 Memorial Day Committee would like to inform you of the 2011 Memorial Day Church, Parade and Cemetery Program. On Sunday, May 29, 2011, our annual church services will be held at the Mount Troy United Church of Christ, 2023 East Homestead Street starting at 1pm. We will form at the church and proceed into the church for our services. Any and all persons are invited to march with us and attend the memorial services to honor our departed comrades and friends.

Monday, May 30
What: The 63rd Annual 27th Ward Memorial Day Observance Dedicated to the late George Lichauer, Past Commander of American Legion Post #681
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Legion Park, corner of Brighton Road and Shadeland Avenue
This is a day for families to gather and have fun with picnics, swimming etc. However, the most important thing about this day is it is a day of giving thanks. Memorial Day is all about giving thanks to the men and women who fought all over the world in all wars and lost their lives so we can be free. It is also a day to give thanks to the men and women who are fighting all over the world today to keep that freedom intact. Please arrive early. We do ask that you bring your own lawn chair as we cannot supply seating. We are extremely proud to be able to continue this community tradition and we hope to see you there to pay tribute to our beloved Armed Forces. Also, following the service we will have refreshments available to those attending the service.

Monday, May 30
What: Troy Hill Memorial Day Carcade
When: 9:30 a.m.
Where: Pittview Monument
On Monday, May 30, 2011, the Memorial Day carcade will form at the Pittview Monument and the first salute to our departed comrades will be at 8:30 am. We will then proceed to salute our comrades at St. Paul’s Cemetery, Ridgelawn Cemetery, Most Holy Name Cemetery, and St. Mary’s Cemetery. We will proceed to the monument at the Spring Garden Fire Department, the 26th Ward Monument, and the 24th Ward Monument on Spring Garden Avenue. The carcade will end on Troy Hill where the parade will form at North Catholic High School.

The parade will then salute the five monuments on Troy Hill with the last salute at Voegtley’s Cemetery. At the cemetery we will conduct our Memorial Day Program ending with our final salute to our departed comrades. We invite you to be with us for this program.

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