POTTSTOWN PA – American flags are scheduled to be placed next weekend (Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21) on the local graves of more than 2,800 members of U.S. armed forces by volunteers of the Pottstown area’s several veterans organizations and others. The groups are encouraging members of the public to join them in helping to place the flags in advance of Memorial Day, May 29.
Placements will begin, and continue until completed, on:
- May 20 at 8:30 a.m. on about 1,900 military graves in Highland Memorial Park, 701 Farmington Ave.; and
- May 21 at 8 a.m. on about 900 military graves in the St. Aloysius New Cemetery on Buchert Road in Lower Pottsgrove.
Volunteer assistance also is being sought to help conduct the annual Memorial Day parade for residents of the Southeastern Veterans Center, 1 Veterans Dr., Spring City PA, planned for May 21 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on the center grounds. The roughly mile-long march will proceed on drives and walkways surrounding the facility; staging will begin at noon. An alternative rain date has been set for June 4 (Sunday). Anyone interested in helping should call Activities Director Coleen Joswick at 610-948-2412 or Volunteer Coordinator Mildred Butler-Coleman at 610-948-2403.
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