Post Activity for Memorial Day

East Lansdowne, PA

Post 578 of East Lansdowne, PA conducted Memorial Day ceremonies at several locations throughout the Borough. Beginning with a mass at Saint Philomena Roman Catholic Church, followed by a service at the grave of Father Fallon (a veteran) at Saint Cyril's RC Church. The day concluded at a monument honoring Military Veterans and 9/11 First Responders erected by the East Lansdowne Borough. The ceremony was conducted by Commander Thomas Leonard, Chaplain Jim France, and Borough Mayor John Dukes with a bugle, and flags with Bill Lojewski and Mary Nixon, Firing detail was with Larry McHugh, Dennis Shaeffer, Rick Bryne and George Pearlingi. Present but not shown is William Smyrl, former Mayor and Commander, who joined the American Legion right after WWII in 1946 and has been a member ever since.

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