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Memorial Day services set for South Side, Hilltop


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 27. All times are approximate.

• 8 a.m., South Side Riverfront Park

Wreath placed by Paul M. Kennedy and South Side Hilltop Color Guard (SSHCG)

• 8:20 a.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6675

Wreath placed by Ron Hunt/Curtis Schmitt and SSSHCG

South Side Library monument

Wreath placed by Nester Werkstein and SSSHCG

• 8:35 a.m., Fire Station 24

Wreath placed by Paul M. Kennedy and SSSHCG

• 8:50 a.m., Polish Veterans Club

Wreath placed by Curtis Schmitt and SSSHCG

• 9:10 a.m., Vietnam Monument

Wreath placed by Glenn Connors and Vietnam Veterans

• 9:15 a.m., 10th Street Monument

Wreath placed by Nester Werkstein and SSSHCG

• 9:30 a.m., 12th Street Monument

Wreath placed by Reggie Werkstein and SSSHCG

• 10:00 a.m., Zone 3 Police Station

Wreath placed by Paul Kennedy and Curtis Schmitt and SSSHCG

• 10:30 a.m., Mount Oliver Firehouse

Wreath placed by Ann Scharding and SSSHCG

• 10:45 a.m., McDonald’s Monument

Wreath placed by Ann Scharding and SSSHCG

• 11 a.m. South Side Cemetery Monument

Wreath placed by Bernie Majeski, Boy Scouts and SSSHCG

• 11:30 a.m., Cemetery Bandstand

Wreath placed by Parade Committee and SSSHCG

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. Additional orders included in South Side Cemetery Program and also Pius Street.

Church service will be held at: St. Norbert Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, May 25 at 4 p.m .; St. Basil Roman Catholic Church on Sunday, May 26 at 11 a.m .; Concord Presbyterian Church on Sunday, June 2 at 11 a.m .; and St. Peter Roman Catholic Church on Sunday, Nov. 10 at a time to be determined.

The 2013 South Side Hilltop Memorial Day Committee includes: Paul M. Kenndey, honorary chairman; Chief of Staff Ronald Tuttle, Post 725, American Legion; Reggie Wrzesinski, Post 694, American Legion; Carl Cantella, Post 725, American Legion; Nester Werkstein, Post 725, American Legion; James Boyle, Post 694, American Legion; Erm Buccina, Post 694, American Legion; Edward M. Skeehan, Post 1522, Catholic War Veterans; Chuck Hall, Chapeter 76 Disabled American Veterans; Frank Ford, Chapter 76 Disabled American Veterans; April and Alexandra Warble, Staff Buglers and Bagpipers; Barry and Linda Warble; Rev. James Torquato, Pastor, St. Basil Catholic Church; and, Daniel M. Derence, Post 694, American Legion.


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