Parade seeks participants
The Blair County War Veterans Council elected its 2019 officers earlier this year. Shown are (from left): Lloyd Peck, commander; Michael McDonough, senior vice commander; Ray Glass, junior vice commander and chaplain; Stan Ayers, finance officer; Iris Tatar, adjutant; and Willard Boyer, sergeant-at-arms. The council’s Memorial Day Parade will be held May 27 in downtown Altoona. Line up is at 9:15 a.m., and the parade begins at 10 a.m. All veterans are invited to walk in the parade. Cars will be available for those who are more comfortable riding. There will be a service held downtown following the parade on 11th Avenue. Donations to help support the veterans will be appreciated. To make a donation or for more details or to sign up, contact Cmdr. Lloyd Peck, 2000 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602, or call 942-3261. The Blair County War Veterans Council meets at 3 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home. The council is currently accepting new members. For more information, contact Peck.