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Emmaus Honor Guard announces Memorial Day observances


Memorial Day observances

The Emmaus Honor Guard and the Emmaus Veterans Committee will present Memorial Day observances throughout the borough during Memorial Day weekend.

On May 28, the Emmaus Honor guard will salute all departed veterans at each of the six cemeteries located in Emmaus borough.

The public is invited to attend these services, which include a short prayer, rifle salute and the playing of taps.

Services will start 8 a.m. at Calvary cemetery, then proceed to the cemeteries in the following order: Old Moravian at Ridge Street, Moravian, Lutheran Reformed, Northwood and ending at Evangelical at Second and Ridge streets.

On May 29, the Emmaus Veterans Committee will hold its annual Memorial Day Parade.

The parade will begin 9 a.m. at the Emmaus High School parking lot on North Street.

Marchers will proceed onto Macungie Avenue, then onto Chestnut Street to Fourth Street and end at the Memorial Triangle, where Fourth and Third streets converge. There will be a memorial service which includes the reading aloud of more than 65 local service members who died while serving their country. Guest speakers will be local veterans sharing their military experiences.

The committee is urging all veterans to come and walk the parade route.

In the event of inclement weather, the parade will be canceled, but there will be a short ceremony held at the Memorial Triangle by the Emmaus Honor Guard to honor all fallen heroes.