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Memorial Day Service Announced for Roxborough

Ceremony set for May 28 at several locations.

The 21st Ward Veterans Association is an active group of veterans. Appropriately, the Roxborough and Manayunk organization announced several ceremonies set for May 28—Memorial Day.

President Bruce Hoffman said there would be four services Monday, each with an invocation, remarks, wreath placement, rifle salute, taps and benediction.

The services will include:

  • Wissahickon Memorial—Rochelle Avenue, across from . Rifle salute by Henry Houston American Legion. 10 a.m.
  • Korean Vietnam Memorial—Pechin Street and Lyceum Avenue. Services conducted by 333. 11:30 a.m.
  • —Ridge Avenue and Lyceum Avenue. Rifle salute by Henry Houston American Legion. Noon.
  • —Ridge Avenue between Hermitage and Fountain Streets. Rifle salute by Henry Houston American Legion. 1 p.m.

The ceremony at Gorgas Park will include a flag retirement ritual. In addition, residents are encouraged to bring worn and damaged American flags, as they will be used for a future service involving thousands of flags.

On Friday, the 21st Ward Veterans Association will also host a coin toss fundraiser for the Memorial Day services. Look for veterans along Ridge Avenue from Fountain Street to Paoli Avenue at .

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