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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Memorial Day Events Set

WWII Veterans In Spotlight; Memorial Day Events Set

May 28th, 2010

vetassistanceDedication of the Main Street Bridge at the county seat as the “Potter County World War II Veterans Memorial Bridge” has been scheduled for Memorial Day at the courthouse square. All World War II veterans and their family members are encouraged to attend the brief ceremony, which will follow an 11 am parade and traditional Memorial Day service at the square.

A highlight will be presentation of certificates of appreciation to those World War II veterans in attendance, as well as survivors of deceased WWII vets. Speaker will be Potter County Commissioner Paul Heimel. Those World War II veterans or their survivors who plan to attend are asked to contact Shirlee Leete immediately so that the certificates can be prepared in time for the ceremony. She can be reached by phone at 814-335-2738 or 814-274-8627.

Potter County Director of Veterans Affairs Lenny Kalkbrenner has assembled a list of Memorial Day observances taking place throughout the county. All services are on Monday with the exception of those in Genesee:

  • Coudersport: 10:30 am, parade assembly on Oak Street; 11 am, parade to the courthouse square, where services will be held with Mayor Wick Furman as speaker. Dedication of the Potter County World War II Veterans Memorial Bridge will follow.
  • Austin: 9:45 am, lineup for parade at school; 10:30 am, parade from school to town square; 11 am, services at the Veterans Memorial.
  • Ulysses Area: 10 am, parade assembly at medical center; 10:30, parade with services to follow at Ulysses Cemetery; 1:30, services at Mills Cemetery; 2 pm, services at HarrisonValley Memorial.
  • Galeton: 10 am, parade to cemetery; services to follow.
  • Shinglehouse, 10 am, parade from the monument to Maple Grove Memorial; services to follow.
  • Genesee: 2 pm Sunday, May 30, services at Genesee Cemetery.

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