The following local events are scheduled in observance of Memorial Day:
Waynesboro, Pa., will host its annual Memorial Day activities starting with Waynesboro’s holiday parade.
The parade, which features between 40 and 45 units, will step off at 9 a.m. at CV Avenue, head west on Main Street, go south on Broad Street and conclude at Memorial Park.
The speaker for the Memorial Day service will be retired Lt. Col. Alan J. “Jeff” Rock of Waynesboro. The program will start about 10:20 a.m.
Kathy Shaffer of the Combined Veterans Council said a special feature of this year’s celebration is the appearance of the Fallen Heroes of the Mid-Atlantic States, a moving wall-type memorial to all those who have passed away in service since 2001 from Pennsylvania; Maryland; Washington, D.C.; Virginia; and West Virginia.
“It’s a pretty amazing sight,” Shaffer said of the wall, which will be in the parade and then set up for people to view it at Memorial Park.
A wreath-laying ceremony for Revolutionary War veteran Christian Ardinger will be at 7 p.m. at Riverview Cemetery in Williamsport.
Members of the Christian Ardinger Chapter of the Maryland Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Society will be on hand to answer questions.
In Greencastle, Pa., a parade will begin at 10:30 at Allison and Franklin streets, moving west on Pa. 16 to Cedar Hill Cemetery. American Legion Post 373 and VFW Post 6319 will have a service at 11 in the cemetery. The guest speaker is Navy Cmdr. Sean P. Dalton.
The Town of Smithsburg will hold its annual Memorial Day ceremony at 6 p.m. at Veterans Park on West Water Street.
The featured speaker will be retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Arthur Callaham. Music will be provided by the Smithsburg High School band. A color guard will be provided by AMVETS Post 10 and the Marine Corps League.
The Joint Veterans Council of Washington County will conduct its annual Memorial Day ceremony at 9 a.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Wall at Martin L. “Marty” Snook Memorial Park in Halfway.
The guest speaker will be Col. William Weber, a twice-wounded combat veteran of the Korean War. The ceremony will include AMVETS and Marine Corps League color guards, Sara Farmer singing the national anthem, the laying of wreaths in memory of departed comrades by various groups and related activities.