American Legion Post #466 Chaplain Charles Shireman Sr. decorates the grave of the last veteran interned during the Memorial Day ceremony at the cemetery in Marietta on Monday, May 28, 2018. A World War II veteran Walter Nau, who served in the Navy died March 11, 2018.

Here is a list of Memorial Day events in Lancaster County.

Caernarvon Township

  • Churchtown will hold its 153rd Memorial Day parade Monday at 7 p.m. Food will be served in Caernarvon Fire Hall, 2145 Main St., Narvon, from 4 to 7 p.m., and an Elanco Elementary band concert will be held in the fire hall at 6:15 p.m.

Columbia Borough

  • A memorial service will be held at Locust Street Park, Locust and Fifth streets, at 1 p.m Sunday followed by a parade at 2:30 p.m.

Conoy Township

  • American Legion Post 197 will meet at Falmouth United Methodist Church, 180 Falmouth Road, Bainbridge, at 7:45 a.m. Monday and proceed to Falmouth Cemetery for a service that starts at 8 a.m.
  • Memorial Day parade will begin at 9 a.m. in Bainbridge on Monday across from Bainbridge Elementary School, 416 N. Second St.. U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Bill Bickle will be the guest speaker. A community picnic at the Bainbridge Fire Company, 34 S. Second St., will follow.

Denver Borough

  • A Memorial Day parade will begin at 9 a.m. at the Denver Fire Company, North Fourth and Locust streets, and end at Denver Memorial Park, 801 Main St., Denver. James Anderson, a former U.S. Marine who served in Vietnam, will be this year’s speaker.

Elizabethtown Borough

  • A Memorial Day parade will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at the American Legion Post 329 parking lot, 240 N. Hanover St. The Elizabethtown Area High School Band will perform, and Col. Stacy Holman, from the Army War College in Carlisle, will be the guest speaker. The parade will end at the municipal park with recognition of veterans listed on the memorial wall.
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Flags line both sides of Wilson Drive in Lancaster Township near Wheatland Avenue for a Memorial Day tribute in this 2018 file photo.

Lancaster city

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1690 will hold Memorial Day ceremonies at 9 a.m. Monday at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Penn Square and at 10 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial at Riverview Cemetery, 1100 S. Duke St. Both ceremonies will feature taps and a 21-gun salute.
  • Camp 19 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will hold a Memorial Day ceremony at 6:30 p.m. May 30 in the Grand Army of the Republic section of Lancaster Cemetery, 205 E. Lemon St. The speaker will be James McMahon, director at Landis Valley Museum.
  • Red Rose Blue Star Moms will hold a Memorial Day program at Lancaster Cemetery, 205 E. Lemon St., at 1 p.m. Monday. Following the program, attendees will have the opportunity to lay a rose on the stones of the 1,037 veterans in the cemetery.
  • The Vietnam Veterans of America and Associates Chapter 1008 will hold a wreath laying at Greenwood Cemetery, 719 Highland Ave., Sunday at 1 p.m. There will be a rifle salute and taps by the Vet 21 Gun Salute. It is a rain or shine event.

Lititz Borough

  • The Lancaster Symphony Orchestra will perform a Memorial Day concert at Lititz Springs Park, 24 N. Broad St., from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday. The concert will feature popular music as well as patriotic tunes. In case of rain, the concert will be moved to Warwick High School’s auditorium at 301 West Orange St.
  • Lititz Springs Park, 24 N. Broad St., will host Lititz Remembers, a military history encampment, from noon to 4 p.m. Monday.
  • The American Legion will host a parade at 10:45 a.m. Monday on West Lincoln Avenue and North Broad Street. A ceremony at Moravian Cemetery will follow the parade at 11 a.m.

Manheim Borough

  • Manheim Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5956 will host a parade beginning at 10 a.m. Monday from Veterans Memorial Park, 15 E. High St., to Market Square and back to the park, for a short ceremony. In case of rain, the ceremony will be held at the pavilion behind Manheim Community Pool, 504 Adele Ave.

Marietta Borough

  • The annual Memorial Day parade Monday will start at 11 a.m. at Donegal Intermediate School, 1177 River Road, and end at 1 p.m. at the cemetery at North Bridge Street and West Fairview Avenue, where a service will be held.


  • Veterans’ graves will be decorated at Maytown Reformed Cemetery, East Elizabeth and Taylor streets at 3 p.m. Monday, followed by Lutheran/Union Cemetery, 11 N. Queen St. Parade begins at 4 p.m. James Embly, who served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in France, will be the grand marshal.

Mount Joy Borough

  • A joint ceremony by American Legion Post 185 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5752 will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Park, 101 Marietta Ave. A parade begins at 2 p.m. at West Main and Angle streets and ends at East Main and South Barbara streets.
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The New Holland Band marches at 150th Memorial Day parade in Churchtown on Monday, May 30, 2016. KIRK NEIDERMYER | LNP Correspondent Photographer

Mountville Borough

  • Mountville Veterans of Foreign Wars will host a parade at 10 a.m. Saturday on College Avenue and Clay Street, followed by a decoration of graves ceremony at Mountville Cemetery where Brett Miller will speak.

New Holland Borough

  • The United Veteran’s Council will hold its traditional Memorial Day pilgrimage to several local cemeteries Monday beginning at 6:30 a.m. at American Legion Hall Post 662, 35 S. Hoover Ave. The pilgrimage will end with activities at the memorial at Community Memorial Park, 401 E. Jackson St., at noon.

Quarryville Borough

  • Quarryville Lions Club will sponsor a Memorial Day program at 10 a.m. Monday at Memorial Park, 297 Park Ave. The speaker will be Lt. Col. Philip Z. Atkinson of the Air Force and a counter-weapons mass destruction planner. In case of rain, the program will move to the Kreider building on the Solanco Fairgrounds, 101 Park Ave.

Strasburg Borough

  • Strasburg Area Sertoma Club, in cooperation with the former Paul R. Strubel Post No. 8710 Veterans of Foreign Wars, will sponsor a parade at 9 a.m. Monday, followed by a service at 10:30 a.m. at Strasburg Cemetery. Retired Army Col. Donald Emig, a Vietnam War veteran, will be honorary grand marshal and keynote speaker. The Lampeter-Strasburg High School marching band, the Martin-Meylin Middle School marching band and the Lampeter-Strasburg Community band will all perform. The parade will be canceled if it rains, and the service will be moved to the Fellowship Hall of First Presbyterian Church of Strasburg, 101 S. Decatur St.

West Cocalico Township

  • A parade will leave from Schoeneck Fire Hall, 125 N. King St., at 9 a.m. Monday, followed by a service at the veterans memorial, where Schoeneck native Paul E. Carpenter will tell stories of his service in the South Pacific and six women will be honored for their service: Lois Dinger, Ruth Dinger, Justine Phillips, Sallie Stober, Grace Weidman and Laura Woolger. Lunch will follow at the fire company pavilion. In case of rain, the service and lunch will be held at Wiest Memorial Church, 48 S. King St.