The following is a roundup of various Memorial Day events across the region.
n The Blair County War Veterans Council will hold a parade at 10 a.m. Monday. Charles Ofiesh, chief marshal, said units will line up beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Mirror file photo by?Patrick?Waksmunski
The Altoona Area Junior High School Band marches across the 17th Street Bridge during last year’s Memorial Day parade in?Altoona.
The parade will move from Eighth Avenue and 17th Street, down 17th Street to 12th Avenue, to 12th Street, to 11th Avenue and end at Robert Laws Veterans Mall.
Among participating units are Pennsylvania National Guard infantry, James L. Noble Post 3 and A&J Iaia Post 827 American Legion.
n A God and Country Rally will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at The Meadows Family Fun?Center, Duncansville. David Davis and the Warriors River Boys will perform and the guest speaker will be Brenda Anthony?Shealy, who served with the Air Force for 20 years.
Lineup announced for Altoona parade
The Blair County War Veterans Council has announced its lineup for Monday's Memorial?Day parade in?Altoona. Units will assemble at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the locations indicated. Be prepared to step out promptly at 10 a.m.
Persons or organizations not listed in this order, and wishing to participate, should report to Charles Ofiesh, chief marshal at Eighth Ave. and 17th Street, prior to 9:30 a.m.
For more information, call Ofiesh at 944-1512.
Leading element (form at 8th Avenue and 17th Street):
Altoona Police Department Color Guard
Altoona Police Escort (Chief Janice Freehling)
Blair County Sheriff (Mitch Cooper)
Commander, Blair County War Veterans Council
Honored guests: Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr.; Rep. Richard A. Geist; Norman Callan; Vic Raia; Blair County Commissioners Terry Tomassetti, Diane L. Meling and Donna D. Gority; Mayor William Schirf; Altoona City Councilmen Erik Cagle and Bill Neugebauer; World War II Veterans.
First division (form at Eighth Avenue and 16th Street):
Marshal Peter Starr
James L. Noble Post 3 VFW (color guard)
James L. Noble Post 3 VFW (membership)
James L. Noble Post 3 VFW (auxiliary)
Military Order of Cooties, Pup Tent No. 18
Marine Corps League Mountain City Detachment 301
Fire Base Eagle
Central Blair Recreation Commission
Altoona Area Junior High School Marching Band
Carolettes of Altoona
Women's Equality Coalition
Keystone Paralyzed Veterans of America
Pennsylvania National Guard Company B 2/112 Infantry
Pennsylvania National Guard Company C 2/112 Infantry
Pennsylvania National Guard Support Group
Blair County National Guard Association
Blair County Democratic Party
AMED Authority (two vehicles)
Newburg Volunteer Fire Department (two vehicles).
Second division (form at Eighth Avenue and 16th Street):
Marshal Frank Benfatta (Aid Anthony Bruno)
City of Altoona Fire Department Color Guard
A&J Iaia Post 827, American Legion
A&J Iaia Post 827, American Legion Auxiliary
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 967 (color guard)
Blair County Antique Auto Club
Blair County Federation of Democratic Women
Pennsylvania 9th District Peace Alliance
Salvation Army Disaster Services
Hollidaysburg Veterans' Home
American Red Cross
Korean War Veterans
Chad Edmundson Memorial Fund
Altoona Fire Department
Van Zandt VA Medical Center Transportation
Disabled American Veterans, Chapter #34
Sinking Valley Volunteer Fire Department
Logan Township Police Department.
n The Catholic War Veterans will hold a Memorial?Day parade at 8:45 a.m. Monday, starting at 13th Street and Crawford Avenue. It will proceed up 13th Street and turn right onto First Avenue. It will proceed to 12th Street and turn left and continue to Fourth Avenue to 14th Street, where participants will enter St. Mary's Church.?After Mass, the parade will continue on Fifth Avenue to 15th Street, to second Avenue and proceed to 13th Street and down the hill to Crawford Avenue. It will pause for additional members to fall in and then onto 12th Street and St.?Mary's Cemetery.
The Honor Guard will be at The Wall That Heals at the Van?Zandt VA?Medical Center at 1:30 p.m. to fire a salute to honor all the men and women who lost their lives in defense of our country.
n The Juniata VFW and American Legion will hold a parade at 9:30 a.m. beginning at North Fourth Avenue and North Eighth Street and ending at the Juniata ballfield.
Services will follow at the ballfield. State Sen. John Eichelberger Jr., R-Blair, will be the speaker.
n Boy Scout Troop 117 and members of the Iaia Merican Legion Post will place flags on the graves of veterans at 10 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Cemetery.
n Duncansville Memorial Post 8724 will hold a memorial service at 8:45 a.m. May 31 at Carson Valley Church of the Brethren Cemetery.
A parade will follow beginning at noon, starting at Antique Depot down Third Avenue to 11th Street to Sixth Avenue, ending at the Community Center.
n Services will be held at 9 a.m. May 31 in Veterans Memorial Park, corner of Locust and Main streets.
n Hastings VFW Patrick Riordan Post 1586 will hold its Memorial Day celebration at 8:30 a.m. May 31 at the post, 293 Beaver St.
Participants will hold military observances at St. Boniface, Union and St. Bernard cemeteries.
A military rite will follow at the Veterans Memorial, followed by a luncheon at the post hall.
n Jackson Township Senior Center will hold a Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday at the center, 200 Adams Ave.
William Kish will be
n Pavia Veterans Association will hold a parade and program beginning at 9 a.m. May 31 to mark the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II.
All veterans are invited to participate in the parade, which will form at Queen Road at the bottom of the village and proceed up Pavia Road to the Mt. Zion Cemetery.
George Robert Shaffer, a Pavia native, will be the speaker at the service afterward at Mount Zion Reformed Church. The 11 surviving World War II veterans from Pavia will be honored.
n The Woodbury Area Community Center will hold a service at 9 a.m. May 31 at the center.
Excerpts of letters from war, some from as far back as 1862, will be read.