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Memorial Day 2023

Cumberland County Veterans Organizations have developed a list of Memorial Day Events scheduled throughout the County. Please take some time to attend one or more of the events listed below.

Date: Event: Details:
May 21
Memorial Day Observance & Parade Newburg . Newburg Memorial Day Committee will hold their annual Memorial Day Observance with a morning worship service at 10:45am on the Monument Green. A small memorial service will be held at First Church of God Cemetery at 1:15pm. The Memorial Day parade will move through town at 2pm. A twenty-one-gun salute will take place in front of the monument at the conclusion of the parade.
Guest Speaker: Joshua Bisgaurd, Army Career Recruiter
Directions: First Church of God Cemetery, Exchange St, Newburg
​​​Inclement Weather: Parade will be canceled. A memorial service will be held at the Newburg UM Church, 203 N High St
Contact: Curt Cramer; 717.729.5459
May 27 11am Memorial Day Service  Hampden Township . Hampden Township Veterans Recognition Committee will host their annual Hampden Township Memorial Day Service honoring the sacrifices made by women and men of the Armed Forces. Hampden Township Civil War hero, U.S. Army Private David W. Conrad will also be remembered. Prayers will be offered by Chaplain Brent Mangus, Captain, 1/108th Field Artillery Battalion, 28th Infantry, PA National Guard; VFW Memorial Post 6704 will provide the honor guard; and music by the Cumberland Valley High School Brass Quintet and vocalist Matthew Robinson. Veterans are invited to wear their uniforms or service ribbons.
Guest Speaker: Colonel Torrance Cleveland, Susquehanna University Class of 2000, U.S. Army War College student  |  R.J. Harris, emcee
Directions: 345 Marketplace Way, Enola
​​​Inclement Weather: Service will be held in the community room at the Hampden Township Volunteer Fire Company Station 1, 1200 Good Hope Rd, Mechanicsburg
Contact: David Getz; 717.234.4182
May 28 1pm Memorial Day Parade & Picnic Boiling Springs . Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8851 will hold their annual Memorial Day Parade & Picnic. The parade will begin at the Boiling Springs High School & end at the Memorial Clock Tower at Children's Lake where a ceremony will be held. A picnic will follow the ceremony.
Guest Speaker: Patricia Looney, US Navy 1984-1988 & 1981 Boiling Springs High School graduate
Directions: Boiling Springs High School, Boiling Springs
​​​Inclement Weather: No plans available
Contact: Bill Hartman; 717.609.6534
May 28 1pm Memorial Day Ceremony Enola . Post 751 will hold a Memorial Day Ceremony inside Legion Post. The ceremony will consist of Posting the Colors, Field Cross, and Placing of the Wreath
Guest Speaker: Brian Leonhard, Col. Ret. Army
Directions: Legion Post 751, 295 W. Shady Lane, Enola
Inclement Weather: No plans available
Contact: Craig Stoll; 717.877.0420
May 28 1pm Memorial Day Ceremony Mount Holly Springs . VFW Post 7343 will hold a Memorial Day Ceremony at Mt. Holly Springs Cemetery
Guest Speaker: Danyele Jordan, Colonel
Directions: Mt. Holly Springs Cemetery, 2 Watts St, Mount Holly Springs
Inclement Weather: Ceremony will move to Church of God Pavilion (located on the other side of the same parking lot) 
Contact: Rick Bower; 717.486.3183
May 29
Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony Camp Hill .  American Legion Post 43 will hold a Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony. The parade will begin at 19th and Market St, west to 24th St, north to Walnut St, east to the Camp Hill Fire Station. A ceremony will follow in the cemetery directly behind the Fire Station. 
Guest Speaker: Karl F. Frantz, Colonel US Army Ret.
Directions: 19th and Market St, Camp Hill
Inclement Weather: The service will be held at the Camp Hill Borough Building, 2145 Walnut St. 
Contact: Commander Keith Beebe, 717-574-5000
May 29
Memorial Day Parade & Service Carlisle . Joint Council of Carlisle will host a Memorial Day Parade beginning at 9am at N Hanover and N St. It will proceed south on Hanover St, past the Square and turn right on W Pomfret St. The parade will continue west then turn right onto S Pitt St. A memorial service will be held at Veterans Memorial Courtyard in the Carlisle Square following the parade.
Directions: N Hanover and North St, Carlisle
Inclement Weather: Event will be canceled
Contact: Kirk Wilson​; 717.226.1554
May 29
Memorial Day Observance Carlisle . U.S. Army War College will host a solemn commemoration ceremony for Memorial Day at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) at 11:20 am. The ceremony will include a wreath laying, a 21-gun salute, and a flyover from the three vintage Korean War era aircraft. Guest Speaker will be Retired Army Lieutenant General and Vietnam Veteran Robert Noonan. The Carlisle Town Band will provide a musical selection for the event. 
Guest Speaker: Robert Noonan, Lieutenant General Army Ret.,Vietnam Veteran 
Directions: 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle
​Inclement Weather: Ceremony will move indoors
Contact: John Kurash​; 717.245.4428
May 29
Memorial Day Parade & Service Mechanicsburg . Mechanicsburg Area Veterans Council will hold a Memorial Day Parade & Service. The parade will form at 9:15 and proceed from Filbert & Simpson St at 10am and continue to the Mechanicsburg Cemetery GAR monument, Marble St. A service will follow in front of the GAR monument at 11am. 
Guest Speaker: 
Directions:  Filbert & Simpson St, Mechanicsburg 
Inclement Weather: No plans available
Contact: Commander Keith Beebe, 717.574.5000
May 29
Memorial Day Service Mechanicsburg . Vietnam Veterans of Mechanicsburg will hold a Memorial Day Service at Lincoln Colored Cemetery  
Directions: Lincoln Colored Cemetery, West Winding Hill Rd, Mechanicsburg
Inclement Weather: Services will be held rain or shine
Contact: Paul Kreiner; 717.579.4560
May 29
Memorial Day Parade & Service New Cumberland . New Cumberland Memorial Day Parade Committee, under the sponsorship of the New Cumberland Olde Town Association will present a brief Memorial Day Service at the V.F.W. Memorial located at Park Ave. and Bridge St. A parade will begin immediately following the service and proceed down Bridge St to Third St turning left and ending at Market Square.
Directions: V.F.W. Memorial, Park Ave, New Cumberland
Contact Person: Vanessa Dettrey; 717.774.0404
May 29
Memorial Day Service Shippensburg . Locust Grove Cemetery Committee will hold a brief ceremony to honor the deceased Veterans buried in Locust Grove Cemetery, Queen St (no physical address). 
Guest Speaker: None
Directions: Beginning at Sheetz on 359 E King St, turn right at the corner of E King and Queen St. Proceed to top of the hill. Turn right into the cemetery. 
Inclement Weather: Service will be canceled 
Contact Person: Nancy Hodge; 717.532.7307
May 29
Memorial Day Service Shippensburg . Shippensburg Veterans Council will hold a Memorial Day Service at Spring Hill Cemetery Shippensburg, honoring the deceased veterans
Guest Speaker: James Clever, Veterans Council Chaplin
Directions: King St to Morris St turn right on to Morris St, cemetery located 100 yds.
Inclement Weather: No plans available
Contact Person: Jerry Porter; 717.331.1720
May 29
Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony Shippensburg . Navy Marine Corps will hold a Memorial Day Ceremony on the Branch Bridge, (no physical address) location is on King St. A Memorial Day Parade will follow at 2pm. The Parade will begin on Prince St and King St. and follow King St (Rt 11) to Morris St. 
Parade Marshall: Robert Blume 
Guest Speaker:   Richard Bonitz, Lt. Col. U.S.M.C. Ret.
Directions: Prince St and King St, Shippensburg 
Inclement Weather: No plans available
Contact Person: Jerry Porter; 717.331.1720
May 29
Memorial Day  Ceremony Silver Springs . Silver Springs Veterans Committee of Silver Spring Township will hold their annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Silver Springs Township Veterans Memorial. 
Directions: Willow Mill Park, 80 Willow Mill Park Rd, Mechanicsburg 
Inclement Weather: No plans available
Contact Person: Pete Sandys; 717.766.0178