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Honoring And Remembering

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America's Veterans
&
Fallen Heroes

 

February 16
Lebanon County Bicentenial Celebration
(Lebanon Expo Center)

As part of the Lebanon County Bicentenial Celebration at the Lebanon Expo Center, Project Welcome Home, in conjunction with the Veterans Advisory Council for the City of Lebanon, will be hosting an awareness and membership drive. Please visit our booth to obtain information about all the member organizations and how you can become involved.

May 18 (subject to change)
Place Flags On Veterans Graves

Of the more than 100 cemeteries and burial grounds within Lebanon County, the Flags Committee assures the placement of an American flag on each Veterans grave in nearly one-quarter of them. Volunteers meet at 9:30 a.m. at Mount Lebanon Cemetery, 235 Maple Street, to pick up flags for placement at their assigned cemeteries. This is typically a rain or shine event. Contact Project Welcome Home or the Veterans Advisory Council to volunteer your assistance.

May 27
Memorial Day Parade & Ceremonies

Parade formation begins at 8:00 a.m. with step-off from 8th & Cumberland St. at 9:30. The parade procedes east on Cumberland St. to 4th St., north on 4th to Lehman St., then west on Lehman to 8th St. where it disbands. A Memorial Day ceremony is held at Monument Park, 8th & Lehman St., immediately following the parade. Guest speaker to be announced later. There is also a brief ceremony at the Mount Lebanon Cemetery Soldier's Block, 235 Maple St. Anyone wishing to participate in the parade please contact the Lebanon Memorial Day Parade Committee no later than April 15. This is a weather sensitive event so stay tuned to local media for any announcements.

July (date to be announced)
Project Welcome Home Picnic

This is a members only event. Members please contact Project Welcome Home for details.

October 3-4 (subject to change)
Mt. Aetna Native American Festival

Project Welcome Home annually participates in this event. This two day event features a live Native American drum and dancing, authentic regalias, and several vendors of Native American clothing, jewelry and memorabilia. While honoring Native American traditions, the festival also honors America's veterans. Many of the drummers, dancers and vendors have served in the military. The festival is held at the Mt. Aetna Community Fire Company grounds, PA Rt. 501 north of Myerstown. Opens daily at 10:00 a.m. Admission is free but donations are greatly appreciated and benefit the Mt. Aetna Community Fire Company.

November 11
Veterans Day Program

Relocated to Fisher Veterans Park, S. 9th &10th St., in 2007. The program begins promptly at 11:00 a.m. Guest speaker to be announced later. Bring a chair, and warm clothes. This is a rain or shine event.

November 16 (subject to change)
Flag Removal From Veterans Graves and
Retirement Ceremony

Project Welcome Home participates in this event annually. Volunteers should meet at the announced location at 8:30 a.m. or procede to assigned cemeteries. Flag removal is typically a rain or shine event, so dress accordingly.
The flag retirement ceremony, which is open to the public, is held at the American Legion Post 93, Lickdale, and begins at 12:00 p.m. This is a rain sensitive event so check with local media for date changes. Please plan to attend.



 

Poor Is The Nation Which Has No Heroes
Shameful Is The Nation Which Has Them And Forgets