The Greater Pittston AMVETS Post #189 will sponsor this year’s Dupont Memorial Day activities along with the cooperation of VFW Post #4909 on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26.
All Veterans and Veteran supporters will meet 8 a.m. at the Dupont V.F.W on Main Street. At 8:30 a.m. a memorial service will be held at the Polish National Cemetery. The Veterans will then travel to the Sacred Heart Cemetery and conduct Memorial services immediately following the Mass at the Church.
Parade participants will assemble 10 a.m. at the VFW parking lot on Grant Street. Ernie Bulford, a Veteran of WWII and the Korean War is this year’s Parade Marshall. A Memorial Program will be held 11 a.m. at the Dupont Borough Memorial Lawn. All participants are invited for food and refreshments, youngsters will be served at the Dupont Hose Company and adults at the VFW Post Home.
Many other things have been in place for this year’s Memorial Day.
The Dupont Lions, chaired by Richard Hansen, sponsored Hometown Hero Program. The program is designed to honor the Active Duty Military, Retirees, and Veterans of Dupont who honorably served and continue to service our country. Each banner pays tribute to a specific Honoree and includes picture of the service member in uniform, branch of service, era of service, and hometown.
Also, the front lawn of Dupont Municipal Building was redone with the installation of five flag poles for every branch of Armed Services, new landscaping and lighting, and monument listing donors for the project costs chaired by Stanley Knick Jr. and co-chaired by Mark Kowalczyk, through Dupont Lions Club.
Crosses listing names of Dupont servicemen that gave the ultimate sacrifice are displayed on the Dupont municipal lawn in front of the Memorial for the Armed Services.