Memorial Day Observance In Maytown – Monday, May 28, 2018

The Maytown Memorial Day Parade Committee and the American Legion Post #809 is sponsoring the following activities in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday

Decorating of Veterans Graves
Ceremonies for decorating the graves of Veterans in the Maytown Reformed Church Cemetery and the Lutheran / Union Church Cemetery will be held beginning at 3:00 pm. A short observance with music by the Bainbridge Band and the decorating of veterans graves by local Girl Scouts will begin at the Maytown Reformed Church and then move to the Lutheran Church. The public is invited to attend and participate in these ceremonies Each grave will be decorated with a flower that will be generously provided by Floral Designs of Mount Joy.

The Maytown Memorial Day Parade
The American Legion Post #809 and the Maytown Memorial Day Parade Committee will sponsor our annual Parade beginning at 4:00 pm. The Parade will stage at Legion Park and proceed along West Jacob Street to River Road (Route 743) to West Elizabeth Street to Vista Drive, along Vista Drive to Eleanor Drive and onto West High Street with groups proceeding to the Maytown Square for the Memorial Day Observance Program. The Parade will include the Grand Marshall, John Singer, Honored Speaker, Mr. Gene Shawaryn, Township Supervisors, bands, floats, marching community groups, local businesses and family entries, fire apparatus, and more. All are welcome.

Memorial Day Observance Ceremony
Immediately following the conclusion of the Parade, our annual Memorial Day Ceremonies will take place in the Maytown Square. The program will feature vocal selections by the Donegal Intermediate School Chorus, music by the Bainbridge Band and the reading of an award winning essay by Rachael Snyder. Mr. Gene Shawaryn will provide the Memorial Address followed by the Presentation of Arms by the American Legion Honor Guard and the playing of taps. Pastor Robert Lescallette will provide the Invocation, Prayer and Benediction. Families from across the Donegal Community are invited and urged to attend to help observe the sacrifices of our Veterans.