The Maytown Memorial Day Parade Committee Announces Plans for 2019 Memorial Day Parade
The 2019 Memorial Day Parade will take place on Monday, May 27, 2019 beginning at 4:00 pm. The Parade will stage on North King Street beginning at 3:00 pm with parade kicking off promptly at 4:00 pm. This year’s Grand Marshall will be James Embly, longtime resident of Maytown. The route of the parade will be the same except in reverse of what has been done over the past few years. Parade Map and description can be viewed HERE.
The Parade is encouraging community groups, family units and individuals not currently participating in the parade to consider being part of this year’s parade.
Kids in the neighborhood could form a bicycle group, decorate their bikes and ride in the parade as a unit. All groups must register and any interested groups or individuals may obtain information by request at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prior to the start of the parade, ceremonies are held at each of the cemeteries in Maytown. Beginning at 3:00 pm at the UCC Church on East Elizabethtown Street, members of the local Girl Scouts and any other school age children who would like to participate, will decorate the graves of Veterans buried there. The Bainbridge Band will perform selection in honor of all Veterans. Following this ceremony, the assembly will move to the Lutheran Cemetery on North Queen Street for a similar observance. All local school age children may participate and should be at the UCC Cemetery just prior to 3:00 pm.
The American Legion Post 809 sponsors a Memorial Day Service of Remembrance immediately following the conclusion of the parade. The program will take place in the Maytown Square and will feature Mr. Justin Neideigh as our main speaker. Mr. Neideigh is a Donegal High School Social Studies teacher and coordinator for Veterans’ Day programs held at the High School. The program will include musical selections by the Bainbridge Band, the Donegal Intermediate School Chorus and a bagpipes selection by Mr. Michael Luckenbill.
All members of the community, their friends and family members are invited to participate in aspects of the Maytown Memorial Day Observance.