South Pittsburgh veterans groups honor comrades on Memorial Day
May 22, 2012
The South Side Hill Top Memorial Day Parade Committee will hold Memorial Day services this weekend to commemorate their comrades and remember those who sacrificed for their country.
Representatives from the Parade Committee, in lieu of a parade as they have done in the past, will lay wreaths and fire rifle salutes at various monuments and churches throughout South Pittsburgh neighborhoods.
The schedule follows with all events taking place on Monday, May 28. All times are approximate.
• 8 a.m., South Side Riverfront Park
Wreath placed by General Dan Roda, Retired, Curtis (Snuffy) Schmidt and South Side Hilltop Color Guard (SSHCG)
• 8:20 a.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6675
South Side Library monument
• 8:45 a.m., Fire Station 24
• 8:50 a.m., Polish Veterans Club
• 9:10 a.m., Vietnam Monument
• 9:15 a.m., 10th Street Monument
• 9:30 a.m., 12th Street Monument
• 10:00 a.m., Zone 3 Police Station
• 10:30 a.m., Mount Oliver Firehouse
• 10:45 a.m., McDonald's Monument
• 11 a.m. South Side Cemetery monument
• 11:30 a.m., Cemetery Bandstand
A brief service will be held at Saint Adalbert's cemetery immediately following the South Side Cemetery service and then a brief service will be held at Saint Clair Post 694 American Legion in front of the monument at 1751 Arlington Avenue.
Prior to the Memorial Day services, volunteers will place wreaths at Saint Michael's Cemetery, Saint Joseph's Cemetery, Saint George's Cemetery, Saint Peter's Cemetery, Saint George's Church and the Honor Roll on Warrington Avenue.
The 2012 South Side Hilltop Memorial Day Committee includes: Curtis Schmitt, chairman and marshal, American Legion Post 694; General Dan Roda, Retired, honorary chairman, City of Pittsburgh District 3 Councilman; Ronald Tuttle, chief of staff, American Legion Post 725; Donald (Reggie) Wrzesinski, officer of the day, American Legion Post 725; James D. Boyle, Secretary, American Legion Post 694; Edward Skeehan, public relations, Catholic War Veterans Post 1522; Erm Buccina, chaplain, American Legion Post 694; Carl Cantella, Finance Officer, American Legion Post 725; and, Bernard J. Majestic, ways and means, American Legion Post 725.