Help celebrate America and observe the men and women that have served this country in the armed forces with American Legion Post 38 this Memorial Day.
Members of Haddonfield American Legion Post 38 are inviting residents to join them in observing Memorial Day on Monday, May 30.
The post will conduct its Annual Memorial Day Parade stepping off promptly at 10 a.m. The parade will form up with its forward position at Kings Highway and Chestnut Street facing toward Haddonfield Memorial High School. The parade will end at the high school where a memorial service will be conducted.
The parade will include the Post 38 Color Guard and members of the post, the Haddonfield Memorial High School marching band, Mayor Tish Colombi and Commissioners Jeff Kasko and Ed Borden.
Also in attendance, according to the legion representatives, will be the memorial service flag presenters, which feature the Daughters of the American Revolution, War of 1812 and Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic. The Girl Scouts, Boy Scout Troops 64 and 65 and Cub Scout Packs 64 and 65 will also march in the parade. Finally, the Jack Schweiker Composite Unit of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) and apparatus of Haddon Fire Co. №1 and the Ambulance Association will be featured.
After the parade, a Memorial Service will be held at the War Memorial in front of the High School. If the parade is cancelled due to inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the high school auditorium at 11 a.m.
The Memorial Service will honor the fallen men and women of nine wars, from the American Revolution to the present-day conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, said Tom Baird, legion representative. The service will include normal military honors, a chaplain’s prayer by Reverend Dr. Patrick Close, remarks by the Post 38 Commander and Mayor Tish Colombi.
Also, a historical rendition by Christian Johnson, placement of flags for each war, a reading of “In Flanders Fields” by the HMHS Honor Society and music by the Pick-Up Band will round out the ceremony. Refreshments, donated anonymously, will be served following the ceremony.
If you have any questions concerning the parade or memorial service, please contact Baird at 428–4070 or 609–923–1442.