Friday, May 28th, 2010
What are your Memorial Day plans on May 31? If you’re in Port Richmond, stop by the Port Richmond Memorial Day Parade. It begins at Thompson Street and Allegheny Avenue at 10 am and will wrap around Port Richmond before ending back at Campbell Square Park for a flag raising ceremony and wreath laying dedication. So before you hit those barbecues or enjoy your day off, take a moment to honor your veterans.
Prior to the parade, all are invited to honor local veteran James Jaskel, who passed away in November 2009, at his grave in St. Peter’s Ceremony at Almond and Venango Streets. The 8:45 am ceremony will give a guard and rifle salute to the US Airforce veteran, who lived on Venango Street.
Grand marshall US Army Sgt. Timothy J. Palka, born and raised on Mercer Street, will appear in the parade. The organizers encourage residents to fly their flags and decorate their homes in red, white and blue.
After the parade, enjoy barbershop chorus the Sounds of Liberty in Campbell Square. A new American flag will be dedicated to the Square. Hot dogs, pretzels. water ice, and cold drinks will be for sale. A Veteran’s Mass will be held on Sunday, May 30 at 11 am at St. George R.C. Church at Salmon and Venango Streets. All are welcome to attend.
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[photo credit: Friends of Campbell Square]
Originally Posted on The Philadelphia Real Estate Blog