Memorial Day

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Memorial Day 2018

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 26 11:00am Memorial Day Service Hampden Township . Veterans Recognition Committee and Hampden Township Volunteer Fire Company No. I  will hold a dedication of the Captain Leon Lock Veterans Memorial beginning at 11:00am at the Hampden Township Veterans Park, 4345 Marketplace Way, Enola.
​Inclement Weather:
service will be held in the community room at the Good Hope Fire Station.
Dave Getz ​717.576.7588

May 27 1:00pm

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 1:00pm 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: Tom Hayes, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired.
Inclement Weather: Ceremony will be held in the Boiling Spring High School auditorium.

Bill Hartman 717.609.6534
May 27 1:00pm Memorial Day Ceremony Mt. Holly Springs . VFW Post 7343 / American Legion Post 674 will hold a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Mt. Holly Springs Cemetery at 1:00pm.
Guest Speaker: Lieutenant Colonel Victor Frank, U.S. Army, student at U.S. Army War College.
Rick Bower ​717.245.4553

May 28 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 11:00am at the Camp Hill Cemetery behind the Fire Hall at 2145 Walnut Street, Camp Hill.
Guest Speaker: Roger N. Thomas, U.S. Marine Corp
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 28 8:30am Memorial Day Parade Carlisle . Joint Veterans Council of Carlisle will hold the Annual Memorial Day Parade forming at 8:30am and starting promptly at 9:00am, with services following the parade at Veterans' Memorial Courtyard at 9:45am.
Guest Speaker: Carlisle Police Chief Taro Landis, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a commissioned officer in the Army Reserve.
Inclement Weather: Parade will be cancelled and the ceremonies will be held in the Old Courthouse.
Kirk Wilson ​717.226.1554
May 28 Noon Memorial Day Luncheon Carlisle . Veterans of Foreign Wars . Post 477 will serve a free luncheon for Claremont Nursing & Rehabilitation Center veterans and VFW Post 477 from Noon to 2:00pm. Commander Rick Olson ​717.329.6055
May 28 11:00am Memorial Day  Ceremony Mechanicsburg . Mechanicsburg VFW Post 7530 will hold a Memorial Day Ceremony at 11:00 A.M. at 4545 Westport Drive, Mechanicsburg.
Guest Speaker: Christopher Tew, student at the U.S. Army War College.
Scott Henry ​717.364.5871

May 28 10:00am

Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony

Mechanicsburg .  Mechanicsburg Area Veterans Council will hold a Memorial Day Parade starting at 10:00am, followed by a ceremony at the Mechanicsburg Cemetery GAR monument on Marble Street at 11:00am.
Guest Speaker: Thomas Faley, Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired. 
Inclement Weather: Parade will be cancelled and the ceremony will be held at 11:00am inside the American Legion Post 109 in Mechanicsburg.

Paul Kreiner, Jr., President ​717.579.4560

May 28   2:00pm

Memorial Service

Mechanicsburg . Vietnam Veterans of Mechanicsburg will hold a Memorial Service at 2:00pm 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 28 1:00pm

Memorial Day Parade & Service

Newville . Joint Veterans Council of Newville will hold a Memorial Day Parade starting at 1:00pm. Memorial Day Services will immediately follow the parade at the Fountain at the Veterans Memorial.
Guest Speaker: Kirk C. Heberlig, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired
Inclement Weather: Parade will be cancelled and the Memorial Day Services will be held at the VFW West Main Street in Newville.

Pat Reed ​717.776.7825
May 28
Memorial Day Ceremonies & Parade

Shippensburg . Joint Veterans Council of Shippensburg  will hold their annual Memorial Day Ceremonies and Parade beginning at 10:00am at Locust Grove Cemetery, followed by services at Spring Hill Cemetery at 11:00am and flag raising ceremony at Shippensburg Veterans Memorial Park at 12:00pm. At 1:15pm the Navy & Marine Memorial Services will be conducted at Branch Bridge on King Street. The Parade will begin at 2:00pm 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 ​717.360.3076
May 28
Memorial Day Ceremony Silver Spring Township . Veterans Memorial Committee will hold a Memorial Day Ceremony at 11:00am at Willow Mill Park, 80 Willow Mill Park Road, Mechanicsburg.
Guest speaker: Lieutenant Colonel Bryan Babich, student at U.S. Army War College.
Inclement weather: Event will be held nearby under cover.
Keith Marston 717.766.0178