Memorial Day roundup
Juniata parade set for 9:30 a.m.
The Juniata VFW Memorial Day parade will be held today. The parade will form at 9 a.m. and move out at 9:30 a.m. at North Fourth Avenue and North Eighth Street.
The route will be North Fourth Avenue to North Fifth to North Sixth Avenue to North Second Street to North 11th Avenue to Broadway before ending at the ball field.
Following the parade, services will be held at the Juniata VFW at North 16th Avenue and North Second Street.
Catholic War Vets plan parade, Mass
The Bishop Eugene A. Garvey Catholic War Veterans Post 1691 will have a Memorial Day parade starting at 8:45 a.m. today at the Bavarian Hall at 13th Street and Crawford Avenue. The route will follow 13th Street to First Avenue to 12th Street to Fourth Avenue to 14th Street, where parade participants will enter St. Mary’s Church.
After Mass, the parade will continue on Fifth Avenue to 15th Street to Second Avenue to 12th Street to St. Mary’s Cemetery.
The parade marshal will be Don Gallice, a U.S. Navy veteran. Col. Joseph Fraundorfer will be the guest speaker at the ceremony.
The Catholic War Veterans Honor Guard will be at The Wall that Heals at the Van Zandt VA Medical Center at 1:30 p.m. today to fire a salute in honor of all men and women who lost their lives in defense of the country.
Altoona to focus on World War II
Altoona’s Memorial Day parade will focus on World War II veterans and include a dedication of the Wolf Memorial.
Units will gather at 9:30 a.m. today with the parade starting at 10 a.m. at Eighth Avenue and 17th Street. The parade marchers will pause on the 17th Street Bridge, which PennDOT is renaming Veterans Memorial Bridge. The parade will continue downtown to the Robert Laws Memorial on 11th Avenue.
The Wolf Memorial was designed by Joe Servello and purchased by Command Sgt. Maj. Chad Pysher.
Pavia to host Civil War program
The Pavia Veterans Association will have a program titled Remembering the Civil War today honoring the 53 Pavia veterans of the Civil War buried at or named on the Civil War Monument at Mount Zion Cemetery.
All veterans are invited to participate in a parade that will form at 8:30 a.m. and begin at 9. The parade will follow Queen Road to Pavia Road to Mount Zion Cemetery. Veterans unable to march will be provided transportation in the parade. Retired Army Col. Douglas Braendel of Bedford County will be the guest speaker.
Brown keynote speaker in Ashville
John S. Brown, retired staff sergeant U.S. Army Air Force, will be the featured speaker at the Memorial Day celebration at the Ashville VFW today.
The event will start with a breakfast at 7:30 a.m., followed by a parade at 9 and ceremony at the VFW post at 9:30. Observances will be held at area services, including Ashville at 10:30 a.m., Coupon area at 11-11:45, Richland at noon and Dysart Memorial at 12:30 p.m. A veterans appreciation luncheon and socialization will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the VFW post.
The public is invited to all of the events.
Duncansville parade set for noon
Duncansville VFW Post 8724 will be having its Memorial Day parade at noon today starting at Dairy Queen on Third Avenue.
Hollidaysburg sets annual parade
The Hollidaysburg Memorial Day ceremony and parade will begin at 9 a.m. today on the bridge near North Juniata and Allegheny streets and proceed through downtown. The guest speaker for the ceremony will be retired Warrant Officer 3 Cindy Dunkle.