Johnsonburg to hold Memorial Day services

Staff Writer

The borough of Johnsonburg will host Memorial Day services on Monday, May 29.
The ceremonies start at 7:45 a.m. with a flag ceremony at Memorial Field. There will then be a Naval Service at Rolfe Bridge at 8 a.m. and a Veteran’s Walk at 8:45 a.m.
The program at the gazebo will start at 9 a.m. Members of the Johnsonburg Area High School band will play the national anthem and Bob Johnson is slated to provide the invocation. Mayor Theresa Cherry will welcome everyone and introduce dignitaries. All who attend will say the Pledge of Allegiance before the Servicemen’s Detail places the flag to half-staff and places a wreath.
Members of the Johnsonburg Area High School band will provide a musical selection and the guest speaker will be World War II veteran Joe Scida. Emily Cardoni was the American Legion Scholarship Essay winner and will read her essay. Bob Bowser will give the roll call of KIAs and Bob Jacobs will give the roll call of wars. David Zilkofski will give the roll call of deceased veterans.
Members of the Johnsonburg Area High School band will play taps before Bob Johnson gives the benediction. Military jeeps will be available for any veteran who prefers to ride in the parade rather than walk and help commemorate this day. Refreshments/doughnuts will be served at the Johnsonburg Senior Center on Center Street following services at the gazebo, sponsored by the VFW and the Senior Center.
There will be a Memorial Mass in Holy Rosary Catholic Church immediately after the services at the gazebo with the Rev. David J. Wilson officiating. Everyone is invited to attend. The sound system will be provided by “Soundsations” with Newt Calkins as the owner.

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