The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

May 23, 2013

Memorial Day events


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The Rev. Russell Hines will speak at Memorial Day services at 1 p.m. Monday at Rocky Glen Cemetery, West Fallowfield Township, Crawford County.

Fallowfield Odd Fellows Lodge of Atlantic is responsible for the services and the placing of American flags on the graves of veterans.

The program this year is being planned by Golden Rule Rebekah Lodge of Atlantic.

Brookfield

Brookfield will hold its annual Memorial Day parade at 10 a.m. Monday.

The parade will form at 9:30 at the former Brookfield Middle School on Grove Street. The parade will move west on Grove Street and south on state Route 7 to Brookfield Township Cemetery. A veterans memorial service will be held at the flagpole at the rear of the cemetery immediately after the parade.

Area veterans or any Brookfield community groups wishing to participate in the parade are welcome and encouraged to do so.

Farrell-Wheatland

The Farrell-Wheatland Memorial Day parade begins at 10 a.m. Monday at VFW Post 5286 and proceed to the Farrell city building.

Hermitage

•The Hermitage Memorial Day parade will line up at 9 a.m. Monday across from the Shenango Valley Mall at the former elementary school. The parade begins at 10 a.m.

•A Memorial Day Mass for St. Rose and St. Mary cemeteries will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Monday in the chapel at St. Mary Cemetery.

Mercer

• The 2013 Mercer Memorial Day 500, a parade and day of events saluting veterans and patriotism, will be from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday in and around Courthouse Square.

•Mercer Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6345 President Val Mattson and VFW Ladies Auxiliary, along with local Cub Scout Troops 83 and 159, will come together for the third annual release of honorary balloons, each adorned with the names, rank and dates of local soldiers killed in action.

The flag will be raised at 9 a.m. at the post home at 432 Erie St., with the balloon ceremony to follow.

•Mercer County Historical Society will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday.

•In cooperation with Munnell Run Farm and the Western Pennsylvania Civil War Re-enators Society, the Rural Life Museum will be open this weekend.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday.

Sharon

Sharon will  hold its annual Memorial Day parade at 11 a.m. Monday. The parade will stage on Case Avenue and proceed west on East State Street to Oakland Avenue, north on North Oakland and end in Oakwood Cemetery.

These streets will be closed to traffic from about 10:45 a.m. until noon:

•Case Avenue from Linden Street to East State Street.

•East State from Case to North Oakland.

•North Oakland from East State to the cemetery.

Motorists can use East Connelly Boulevard and Highland Avenue as alternate routes during the closures.

Sandy Lake-Stoneboro

The Lakeview community will observe Memorial Day at at 10 a.m. Monday at Oak Hill Cemetery, Sandy Lake Township.

Speaker will be Navy Lt. Cmdr. Charles Crane of the Chaplain Corps, Hermitage.

Boy Scout Troop 2 of Stoneboro will serve as honor guard. Lawrence Bubeck, will play the bagpipes. The national anthem will be sung by Chris Gilliland and selections will be provided by Lakeview High School Marching Band.

Take a lawn chair.

In case of bad weather, observance will be moved to the Lakeview United Methodist Church, across from the cemetery.

The event is co-sponsored by the Lakeview Area Ministerium and the Scott A. Black Funeral Home.

Sharpsville

The parade will start at 9 a.m. at the Sharpsville plaza. It will proceed along Walnut Street and end at the veterans monument with a flag-raising ceremony at 9:30 a.m.