Pottstown Memorial Day Parade begins at 10 am; service to follow

Pottstown’s annual Memorial Day Parade will begin at 10 am tomorrow, May 27th. Following the parade, a Memorial Service will be held on the island in Memorial Park near the intersection of Manatawny and Third Streets.

The parade starts at 10 am in front of Goodwill Fire Company on High Street, near the intersection with Bailey Street, goes to Manatawny Street, turns right,  crosses over King Street and into the park. It lasts about 45 minutes – 1 hour. If the parade is cancelled because of rain, the service will be held at Goodwill Fire Company.

Beginning around 6 am, KYW 1060 AM will announce if the parade will be cancelled due to inclement weather.

Please come out and remember those who have served our country – that’s what this holiday is all about!

Pottstown’s Memorial Day Parade starts at 10 am

The Pottstown Memorial Day parade begins at 10 a.m. today at Goodwill Fire Company at 714 E. High Street. It is being organized by VFW Post 780. All veterans are encouraged to walk in the parade, which will continue down to the Vietnam veterans monument in Memorial Park at the end of King Street. There will be a ceremony there that includes a short speech from Severin Fayerman, a survivor of the Auschwitz, Buchenwald, and Sachsenhausen concentration camps and eventual co-founder of Baldwin Hardware in Reading, PA. Mr. Fayerman has recorded his story as part of StoryCorps, an independent nonprofit oral history project. His story will be archived in the Library of Congress along with other stories from around the country.

Goodwill is also serving breakfast today, so grab your lawn chair, head out early, get a bite and then watch the parade begin!

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