Legion Riders President David Chobanoff reads a Memorial Day prayer during the Riders wreath-laying ceremony.


Honoring the fallen is priority

Marietta , PA

Marietta Legion Riders Post 466 took the lead Monday in their community by arranging a Memorial Day parade when the community (committee) canceled it, with many different posts representing on two wheels. We led both the Bainbridge and Marietta parades. We arranged the entire Marietta parade, from coordinating participants to getting the borough approval. We felt that the tradition of the Memorial Day parade and remembering our fallen superceded anything else on this day. After the Marietta parade we also participated in a ceremony at Maytown Square, where we helped Maytown Legion Post 809 as well.

Marietta Legion Riders Post 466 leads the way in front of a total of approximately 30 motorcycles, along with many participants, in the Marietta Memorial Day parade.

Local 91-yr.-old Army veteran Thomas McGlynn was escorted by his grandson, Army National Guardsman Lance Carter, while being driven in a donated convertible.

One of many participants who asked to be part of the parade, Toys for Tots joined with their signature locomotive.

Marietta Post 466 Commander Charlie Shireman was honored by being able to be escorted in the parade with a convertible donated by a local car dealer.

Marietta Legion Sons stand ready to be the honor guard at the Memorial Day ceremony in Maytown.

Legion Riders were asked to "stand guard" in Maytown during their ceremony, and President David Chobanoff, Vice President Bill Rittenhouse and Road Captain Mike Rapp, along with Maytown Post 809 Commander Scott Mackison, were asked to place four wreaths at the squares' memorials.
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