Local cities, towns, municipalities and boroughs have announced several Memorial Day parades and events for tomorrow. Among them are:
• Wyoming/West Wyoming Memorial Day Parade, beginning with ceremonies at the VFW War Monument at 7:30 a.m. Monday, the Breese Street War Monument at 7:50 a.m. and the Eighth Street War Monument at 8:15 a.m., followed by the parade at 9:15 a.m. beginning at Dailey Park on Shoemaker Avenue and proceeding to Eighth Street and Wyoming Avenue.
• Hanover Township Memorial Day Parade, sponsored by AmVets Post 59 and American Legion Post 609. Along Main Street in the Hanover Green section of Hanover Township ending at the Hanover Green Cemetery with a short service. 10 a.m. Monday. 570-825-8197.
• Exeter/West Pittston Memorial Day Parade, sponsored by the West Pittston-Exeter American Legion. Begins at Wyoming Avenue and Linden Street, West Pittston, at 11:30 a.m. Monday. Speaker is Major John Baun, former Thunderbird pilot, who has flown combat missions in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan before a two-year stint as a Thunderbird Demonstration Team pilot. More info: 570-654-2261.
• Parsons Memorial Day Parade, sponsored by The Parsons Lions Club. Begins at 10 a.m. Monday, and participants will meet at 9:30 in the parking lot next to the Anthracite Restaurant on Scott Street. The parade will proceed down Mill Street to George Avenue and conclude at the Park on Scott Street, where a Memorial Service will take place.
• Ashley Memorial Day Parade, 132nd annual. Begins at 9 a.m. Monday and covers Fall, Coalville and Rutz streets. Guest of honor/speaker is Master Chief Vito V. Malacari of the U.S. Navy, who served in the Philippines, Okinawa and Sicily, was deployed to Kuwait, Poland, Lithuania and South Korea and is now in the U.S. Naval Reserves.
• Dupont Memorial Day Parade, sponsored by AMVETS Post #189 and VFW Post #4909. Veterans and supporters will meet at 8 a.m. Monday at the Dupont VFW on Main Street. Memorial service at 8:30 a.m. at the Polish National Cemetery. The veterans will then travel to the Sacred Heart Cemetery and conduct services immediately after Mass at the church. Parade participants will assemble 10 a.m. at the VFW parking lot on Grant Street. Ernie Bulford, a World War II and Korean Conflict veteran, is grand marshal. Memorial Day program at 11 a.m. on the Dupont Borough Memorial Lawn, with Lt. Commander Sergio T. Santillan of the Navy Operational Support Center, Avoca, as principal speaker. Refreshments then served to youths at the Dupont Hose Company and to adults at the VFW Post Home.
• Kingston/Forty Fort Memorial Day Parade. Veterans and supporters will meet at 10 a.m. in designated areas at Wyoming Avenue and Market Street. Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. north on Wyoming Avenue into Forty Fort ending at the Forty Fort Cemetery. Grand Marshal is Al Long and Master of Ceremonies is Lonnie Seamon. Memorial Service will be held in Forty Fort Cemetery with principal speaker Lt. Col. Andy Greenfield, commander of Detachment 752, U.S. Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps and professor of aerospace studies at Wilkes University.