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Memorial Day 2019

Cumberland County Veterans Organizations have developed a list of Memorial Day Events scheduled throughout the County. Please take some time to attend one or more of the events listed below.
Date Event


May 19
Memorial Day Observance Newburg . Newburg Memorial Day Committee will hold their annual Memorial Day Observance with morning worship service at 10:40am on the Monument Green. The Memorial Day Parade will move through town promptly at 2pm. ​
​​​Inclement Weather: Parade will be cancelled and the Memorial Service will be held at the Newburg UM Church, 203 N. High Street
Curt Cramer
May 25 11am Memorial Day Service Hampden Township . Veterans Recognition Committee will hold the annual Memorial Day Service beginning at 11am at the Hampden Township Veterans Park, 4345 Marketplace Way, Enola. This year the 75th anniversary of WWII will be remembered. Veterans are invited to wear their uniforms or service ribbons. Cumberland Valley High School Brass Ensemble will provide music. Taps will be sounded by Staff Sargeant John Powlison of the U.S. Army Band, 'Pershing's Own.'
Emcee: R.J. Harris
​Inclement Weather:
Service will be held in the community room at the Good Hope Fire Station
Dave Getz ​717.576.7588

May 26 1pm

Memorial Day Parade & Picnic

Boiling Springs . Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8851 will hold their annual Memorial Day Parade and picnic. The Parade will start promptly at 1pm and end at the Memorial Clock Tower at Children's Lake where ceremonies will be held. The Cumberland County Honor Guard will provide a firing detail. A picnic will be held immediately following the parade in the Boiling Springs Tavern parking lot.
Guest Speaker: Edyie Rob, Colonel, USA, Retired
Inclement Weather: Ceremony will be held in the Boiling Spring High School auditorium

Bill Hartman 717.609.6534
May 26 2pm Memorial Day
Enola . American Legion Post 751 will hold a Memorial Day Service at the American Legion Post 751 at 2pm. ​
Guest Speaker: CPL Destinie Morrow, PA National Guard
​​Inclement Weather: Service will be held inside the Post
Cindy Steadman

May 27 9:30am

Memorial Day Parade & Service

Camp Hill . American Legion Post 43 will hold a Memorial Day Parade beginning at 9:30am. The parade will start at 19th and Market Streets and continue to the Fire Hall. A service will follow at 11am at the Camp Hill Cemetery behind the Fire Hall at 2145 Walnut Street, Camp Hill.
Guest Speaker: Michael W. LTC, USA, Retired
Inclement Weather: service will be held at the Camp Hill Borough Building at 2145 Walnut Street, Camp Hill

Commander Gary E. Lower ​717.329.4856
May 27 8:30am Memorial Day Parade Carlisle . Joint Veterans Council of Carlisle will hold the Annual Memorial Day Parade forming at 8:30 am and starting promptly at 9 am, with services following the parade at Veterans' Memorial Courtyard at 9:30 am.
​​Inclement Weather: Parade will be cancelled and the ceremonies will be held in the Old Courthouse
Kirk Wilson ​717.226.1554
May 27 11am Memorial Day  Ceremony Mechanicsburg . Mechanicsburg VFW Post 7530 will hold a Memorial Day Ceremony at 11am at 4545 Westport Drive, Mechanicsburg.
Guest Speaker: From the U.S. Army War College
Commander Brian Spagnoletti

May 27 10am

Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony

Mechanicsburg .  Mechanicsburg Area Veterans Council will hold a Memorial Day Parade starting at 10am, followed by a ceremony at the Mechanicsburg Cemetery GAR monument on Marble Street at 11:00am.
Guest Speaker: Steven Gventer, LTC, Retired
Inclement Weather: Parade will be cancelled and the ceremony will be held at 11:00am inside the VFW Post 6704 in Mechanicsburg

Paul Kreiner, Jr., President ​717.579.4560

May 27   2pm

Memorial Service

Mechanicsburg . Vietnam Veterans of Mechanicsburg will hold a Memorial Service at 2pm at the Lincoln Colored Cemetery off Winding Hill Road in Mechanicsburg.
Inclement Weather: Service will be conducted rain or shine

Paul Kreiner, Jr., Commander ​717.579.4560
May 27 1pm

Memorial Day Parade & Service

Newville . Joint Veterans Council of Newville will hold a Memorial Day Parade starting at 1pm. Memorial Day Services will immediately follow the parade at the Fountain at the Veterans Memorial. The service will honor Veternans by placing a wreath at the Memorial, giving out Hometown Heroes banners, and playing taps.
Guest Speaker: Timothy Moul, LTC, USA Retired
Inclement Weather: Parade will be cancelled and the Memorial Day Services will be held at the American Legion Failor Wagner Post 421, 28 Shepherd Road, Newville

Pat Reed ​717.776.7825
May 27
Memorial Day Ceremonies & Parade

Shippensburg . Joint Veterans Council of Shippensburg  will hold their annual Memorial Day Ceremonies and Parade beginning at 10am at Locust Grove Cemetery, followed by services at Spring Hill Cemetery at 11am and flag raising ceremony at Shippensburg Veterans Memorial Park at 12pm. At 1:15pm the Navy & Marine Memorial Services will be conducted at Branch Bridge on King Street. The Parade will begin at 2pm from the corner of King and Prince Streets.
Inclement Weather: Each unit returns to the post involved for refreshments and a time of fellowship

Tim Wright, President ​717.532.6584 ​ ​Wendy Tomczak, VP ​
May 27
Memorial Day Ceremony Silver Spring Township . Veterans Advisory Committee will hold a Memorial Day Ceremony at 11 am at Willow Mill Park, 80 Willow Mill Park Road, Mechanicsburg.
​​Inclement weather: Event will be held nearby under cover
Peter Sandys