The Yardley Veteran community, along with borough officials and local volunteers are supporting the borough’s 2019 Memorial Day events.
Starting at 7:00am on Monday, May 27th, rifle salutes will be issued at Slate Hill, St. Ignatius and St. Andrews cemeteries, before the Yardley Borough Hall and at the LMT Veterans monument. Observers are invited to attend these short and historical ceremonies. Attendees need only wait at a location for the Honor Guard to pass through, or follow the troop convoy leaving from American Legion Post 317 at 0700 hours.
Official honoring ceremonies begin at 9:00am at the Yardley monument (intersection of Afton and Delaware Avenues across from the Yardley Inn. This year’s 1st guest speaker is: USAF Retired and current Chairman Yardley Planning Commission Peter Guidotti.
Our Keynote speaker is: Thomas Sciortino, 1st Lieutenant Company C, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment (Airmobile) 1st Cavalry Division, Silver Star and Purple Heart recipient. The Memorial Day Singer is Marge Swider. Reading Flanders Field is Carolyn Havrilla.
The Yardley Main street parade starts at 11:00am, and concludes at approximately 1:00pm.
The day’s events are both educational and historical. They effectively demonstrate the efforts of Veterans, community and government to promote Americanism and to pay proper regard to all who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we may live in freedom.
VFW Post 6393 and American Legion Post 317 will be open for supporters and community visitors throughout the day. Anyone needing information, or wanting to participate may e-mail Russ Davidson at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line: Yardley Parade.