144th Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
Monday, May 30, 2011 2:00 PM
The Gettysburg Joint Veterans Memorial Day Commission will host its 144th annual Memorial Day observance in Gettysburg, PA. The day's activities will commence with a luncheon at 11:30am at the VFW Post home on East Middle Street. We will be honoring some of our injured veterans from military hospitals in the Washington DC area who are being brought to Gettysburg as guests of honor.
The annual Memorial Day Parade will form on Lefever Street at 1:00pm and move at 2:00pm proceeding west on East Middle then turning south on Baltimore where it will enter the Gettysburg National Cemetery through the Baltimore Street Gate. The annual Service at the Soldiers National Monument in the Gettysburg National Cemetery will follow at 3:00pm.
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Memorial Day Honor Bus Escort
Monday May 30, 2011 10:00 AM
The Patriot Guard Riders are once again escorting the "Wounded Warriors" from Walter Reed ARMY Medical Center for the Annual Gettysburg Memorial Day Parade. The wounded veterans are the guests of honor on the reviewing stand. There will be both morning and afternoon escorts for the veterans.


Memorial Day Parade and Service - Carlisle
Monday, May 30th 8:30 AM
Carlisle - The Joint Veterans Council of Carlisle will hold the Annual Memorial Day Parade forming at 8:30 A.M. and starting promptly at 9:00 A.M. with services following the parade at Veterans' Memorial Courtyard at 9:45 A.M. The Cumberland County Honor Guard will provide a firing detail. In the event of inclement weather, the parade will be cancelled and the ceremonies will be held in the Old Courthouse. The guest speaker will be Colonel Bobby Towery, Deputy Commandant, U.S. Army War College. Contact person: Kurt Wilson, 226-1554.
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Memorial Day Parade and Service - Camp Hill
Monday, May 30th 9:30 AM
Camp Hill - American Legion Post 43 will hold a Memorial Day parade beginning at 9:30 A.M. A Memorial Day service will follow the parade at 11:00 A.M. at the Camp Hill Cemetery behind the Fire Hall at 2145 Walnut Street, Camp Hill. In the event of inclement weather, the service will be held at the Camp Hill Borough Building at 2145 Walnut Street, Camp Hill. The guest speaker will be Captain Brian T. Drapp, U.S. Navy. Contact person: Commander Gary E. Lower, 329-4856. Learn more here.

Memorial Day Ceremonies and Parade - Shippensburg
Monday, May 30th 10:00 AM
Shippensburg - The Joint Veterans Council of Shippensburg will hold the annual Memorial Day ceremonies and parade beginning at 10:00 A.M. at Locust Grove Cemetery, followed by services at Spring Hill Cemetery at 11:00 A.M. and flag raising ceremony at Shippensburg Veterans Memorial Park at 12:00 P.M. At 1:15 P.M. the Navy Marine Memorial services will be conducted at Branch Bridge on King Street. The Memorial Day parade will begin at 2:00 P.M. from the corner of King and Prince Streets. Contact person: Wally Love, President of Shippensburg Veterans Council, 422-3023 or 486-4838.
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Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony - Mechanicsburg
Monday, May 30th 10:00 AM
The Mechanicsburg Area Veterans Council will hold a Memorial Day Parade starting at 10:00 A.M. The parade will be followed by a ceremony at the GAR Monument at Mechanicsburg Cemetery on Marble Street at 11:00 A.M. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held inside VFW Post 6704 at 4907 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg. The guest speaker will be Colonel (Ret.) Thomas Faley. Contact person: Paul Kreiner, 579-4560.
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Memorial Day Program and Parade - New Cumberland
Monday, May 30th 11:30 AM
New Cumberland - Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7415; American Legion Post 143; New Cumberland Olde Towne Association will hold its Memorial Day program at 11:30 A.M. at Veterans Memorial on corner of Park Avenue and Bridge Street. Parade immediately following ceremony will proceed down Bridge and end at 3 Street. In the event of heavy rain, program will be cancelled. The guest speakers will be Dave Taylor, Commander VFW Post 7415, and Bernie Bernholz, Commander American Legion Post 143. Contact person: Dave Taylor, 774-0401.
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Memorial Day Service - Carlisle
Monday, May 30th 11:30 AM
Carlisle - American Legion Post 826 will hold a memorial service at Lincoln Cemetery at 11:30 A.M. The Cumberland County Honor Guard will provide a firing detail. There will be no ceremony at Union Cemetery this year. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at the post home at 148 W. Penn Street. The guest speaker will be Colonel Jonathan J. "JJ" Johnson, Student, U.S. Army War College. Contact person: Jim Washington, 226-1966.
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Memorial Day Parade and Services - Newville
Monday, May 30th 1:00 PM
Newville - The Joint Veterans Council of Newville will hold a Memorial Day parade starting at 1:00 P.M. Memorial Day services will immediately follow the parade at the Fountain at the Veterans Memorial. In the event of inclement weather, the parade will be cancelled and the Memorial Day services will be held in the Big Spring Event and Activity Center at 2 Chestnut Street. The guest speaker will be Colonel Wilbur Wolfe III, PA Army National Guard. Contact person: Tim Wolfe, 776-9194 or 783-4250.
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Memorial Day Service - Mechanicsburg
Monday, May 30th 2:00 PM
The Vietnam Veterans of Mechanicsburg will hold a memorial service at 2:00 P.M. at the Lincoln Colored Cemetery off Winding Hill Road in Mechanicsburg. The service will be conducted rain or shine. Contact person: Paul Kreiner, 579-4560.
Learn more here.

Dauphin Memorial Day Parade
May 30, 2011 10.00 AM
The Memorial Day Parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Recreation Center, turn right on Cocoa Avenue, left onto Elm Avenue, right on Ridge Avenue, right onto Chocolate Avenue and right onto Cocoa Avenue.
Learn more here.

2011 Patriot-News Artsfest at Riverfront Park
Saturday May 28th 10 AM- 7 PM Sunday May 29th 10 AM- 5 PM Monday May 30th 10 AM- 5 PM
The 44th Annual Patriot-News Artsfest of Greater Harrisburg begins Saturday May 28th at 10 a.m. The festival will occur over Memorial Day weekend at Harrisburg's Riverfront Park. Artsfest will include musical artists, fine art and crafts, as well as many food options. One $5.00 admission is good for all three days of the festival and children 16 and under free.
Learn more here.

First Memorial Day Event
Monday May 30, 2011-05-25 8:00 AM
The Patrick Wm. Milano Detachment 299, Marine Corps League, will conduct the annual Memorial Day observance for fallen and departed Marines by laying a wreath in the Susquehanna River. The event will happen at 8:00 a.m. with the public invited to attend. It is held on the riverfront at the beginning of Shipoke.

The Franklin County Historical Society - Kittochtinny invites you to turn back the clocks for a few hours this Memorial Day weekend, paying respect to a number of people who played an important part in Chambersburg's history during their lifetimes. A total of 10 storytellers will appear at Cedar Grove Cemetery on Franklin Street on Sunday, May 29 from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. It's all part of a commemorative event known as "Epitaphs: Stories Behind the Stones." Each of the actors will be dressed in costumes from the period in which they lived. Personalities being portrayed include Mary B. Sharpe, Confederate Lt. Colonel Benjamin Carter, who died in Chambersburg after being injured at The Battle of Gettysburg, and Burt Asper, a World War I veteran whose name is now synonymous with Chambersburg's American Legion Post 46.
Learn more here.


  • Saturday May 28th. Traditional Dinner and Murder Mystery Train, Strasburg Rail Road route 741 Strasburg, The Goobers are back again on the Dining Car with more of their absurd hilarity and murder mystery drama. Romeo Goober is running for Mayor of Paradise. In order to raise funds for his political move, the whole family has decided to film their life story for reality TV. Unfortunately the producer of the reality show is murdered at the Strasburg Rail Road and Moses Goober is being blamed. One of the guests on the railroad has a dark secret, they are the murderer and it was caught on camera - their own!
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  • Saturday May 28th, Memorial Weekend Demo Derby/Fireworks, Buck Motorsports Park, Route 272 of Lancaster (no description) Learn more here.
  • May 28-29th, Pennsylvania Flavor Fest. Mount Hope Winery and Estate, Taste all the flavors of PA. A showcase of PA's unique cuisines and cultural diversity. Enjoy cooking demos, a variety of workshops, wine tasting, live music and much more! Learn more here.
  • May 28th 5-8pm, Summer Concert, Waltz Vineyard, Amy Ash & the Volcanoes will be performing. A special menu will be prepared by Procidas. Bring your glasses, blankets, chairs and a picnic if you would like. Wine is available by the bottle. NO other alcoholic beverages will be permitted. Learn more here.
  • May 28th. The Bird in Hand Fire hall. They hold their annual chicken BBQ. Eat in the dining room...adults $10.00 or take out for $8.50. If you would just like to take out chicken, it is only $6.00. Learn more here.
  • May 28th 11:00 am, Annual Chicken BBQ, Hempfeild BIC Church, Learn more here.
  • May 29th 11:00 am, Vietnam Veteran Wreath Laying Ceremony, Greenwood Cemetery, Learn more here.
  • May 29th-31st, Clipper Stadium, Barnstormer Diamond Classic Championship, for a $5.00 entry fee, come cheer on your favorite team as they compete for the Barnstormer Classic. Learn more here.
  • May 28th 8:30 am, 5K River Run, Columbia, A 5 mile run across the Susquehanna River via the Veterans Memorial Bridge (route 462) between Lancaster and York County, which is closed off the vehicular traffic. River Run begins in Wrightsville at 8:30 am. Pre-registration is available. Entry fee is $20.00. Walkers and those with strollers are welcome to participate. No pets.
  • May 28th 9; 00 am, Annville, The Largest Memorial Day Parade in Pennsylvania. A 3- hour parade beginning at the parking lot of Hoss's Restaurant and Antique Depot on Route 422 in Annville then will proceed west on Main Street, north of College Avenue and east on Maple Street and to the reviewing stand on the corner of Maple and Long. A 30-minute Memorial Service will follow the parade at the reviewing stand.
  • May 28th 1 12:00 noon, Memorial Ride to Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. Encouraging others to set up a ride from wherever they would like but to be at the cemetery by 12:00 noon. The short ceremony will consist of the singing of The National Anthem, Invocation, memorial addresses, ending with the plays of Taps.
  • May 29th 2:00 pm, rain or shine. PA Veterans Memorial located at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. James R. Metcalfe II; cemetery director will welcome to audience. LTC Douglas Etter will give the Memorial Day address. Ken Wolfurb will serve as master of Ceremony. The Bass Quintet, PA Air Nation Guard, Band of the Mid-Atlantic will all provide the music. The avenue of flags will be flown. Massed colors will be displayed as part of the program as well. Veterans and servic! e organizations are encouraged to bring their organizational and national colors for the parade of flags. Shuttle bus transportation to and from parking areas to cemetery will be provided. It is suggested for people to bring their own lawn chairs.
  • May 30th, Jonestown 8:30 am, Parade begins at the Smokestack Bar-B-Q Restaurant
  • May 30th, Palmyra, parade starts at 9:00 am at Locust and Railroad Streets.
  • May 30th, Lebanon, parade begins at 9:30 am at Ninth and Cumberland Streets.
  • May 28th 9:00am-4:00pm, Downtown McVeytown, Annual street fair held for Memorial Day weekend. More than 100 vendors. Artists, crafters, food vendors, entertainment and much more!
  • May 28th 8:00-10:00 am, Millerstown Community Park, recycling event.
  • May 20th 12:00 noon, Wells Frontier Days 75 Carroll St. Wellsville. Bronco riding, steer wrestling, roping, barrel racing. Admission $10.00 for adults and children up to 12 years old. Children 6-11 are $5.00 and children 5 years and younger are free.
  • May 30th 11:00 am, York County Memorial Day Service, Veterans Memorial Day Park in York City. To honor York County's military veterans.
  • May 29th, Quickel Evangelical Lutheran Church 60 Canal Road Extended, York. York's Mayor Kim Bracey Guest Speaker at Quickel's Annual Memorial Day Worship Service. Starting at 1:30 with special music provided by the First Capital Brass Quintet. The service will begin at 2:00. Donations of cut flowers will be needed for this day for the Cub Scouts to put on fallen soldiers graves.
  • May 30th 3:00-11:00 pm, Sovereign Bank Stadium. Willie Nelson Throw down Tour. Willie Nelson and 6 other bands and artists will be throwing a concert. The 6 other bands and artists will be told at later date.
  • May 29th 2:30-4:00, York County Department of Parks and Recreation 400 Mundis Race Road. An all-ages "Nature Quest" which is a self-led, clue driven scavenger hunts with minor perils and pitfalls. There is no fee to participate.
  • May 30th 10:00am, Bethel United Methodist Church, 1674 Furnace Road, Brogue PA. A Memorial Day Service at 10:00 am. Children are encouraged to decorate the cemetery after the service. A luncheon will also be served by members of the church following the service.
  • May 30th. Memorial Park (Vander Ave. and Rockdale Ave.) 1000 Vander Avenue York. Two events to pick from: a 5K competitive running race or a non-competitive 9 mile event where you can, ride your bike or walk and pass every Veteran Memorial in York City. Starts at 7:30 am for both events.
  • May 30th 11:00-1:00. Maranotha Church of York. 116 S. West Street (corner of King and West) 4th Annual Memorial Day Community Prayer Vigil.
  • May 28th. The Graham Aquatic Center, Kiwanis Lake, Farquhar Park, York. The event will start at 8:30 am-1:00pm. Children ages 7-14 will be able to participate in this event. It will include biking, swimming and running. The YMCA will be sponsoring "Annual YMCA Aquatic Club Kid's Triathlon."