Memorial Day Ceremony today in borough

Memorial Day Ceremony today in borough

Members of Haddonfield American Legion Post 38 invite residents to join them in observing Memorial Day on Monday, May 28.

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 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 high school marching band, the mayor and commissioners, the Girl Scouts, Boy Scout Troops 64 and 65 and Cub Scout Packs 64 and 65, the Jack Schweiker Composite Unit of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), an apparatus of Haddon Fire Co. №1 and the Ambulance Association.

This is a special year. It’s the 100th Anniversary of the Girl Scouts.

The Haddonfield Girl Scout Service Unit, under the auspices of Shelly Castorino, is looking for 100 Girl Scouts, current members, alumni Scouts and volunteer leaders, to help celebrate the Girl Scout Centennial by participating in this year’s Memorial Day Parade.

If the parade is cancelled due to inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the high school auditorium at 11 a.m.

The service will honor the fallen men and women of nine wars, from the American Revolution to the present-day conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. The service will include normal military honors, a chaplain’s prayer by pastor Wayne Zschech, remarks by the Post 38 Commander D.W. Janszky and Mayor Tish Colombi. There will also be a historical rendition by President Lincoln (Christian Johnson), placement of flags for each war by memorial service flag presenters including the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Daughters of 1812 and the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic). Also, there will be a reading of “In Flanders Fields,” by the HMHS Honor Society and music by the Pick-Up Band.

Refreshments, donated anonymously, will be served following the service.

Questions concerning the parade or memorial service should be directed to Tom Baird at 428–4070 or (609) 923–1442.