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Memorial Day services set for South Side, and the 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 26. All times are approximate.

• 8 a.m., South Side Riverfront Park

Wreath placed by Mayor William Peduto and County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and South Side Hilltop Color Guard (SSHCG)

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

Wreath placed by Robert Meussner, Retired Colonel U.S. Air Force and SSSHCG

• 8:35 a.m., South Side Library monument

Wreath placed by City Councilman Bruce Kraus and SSSHCG

• 8:50 a.m., Fire Station 24

Wreath placed by Mayor Petudo and District Judge Eugene Ricciardi and SSSHCG

• 9:00 a.m., Polish War Monument

Wreath placed by Mr. Meussner 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 Mr. Meussner and SSSHCG

• 9:40 a.m., 12th Street Monument

Wreath placed by Reggie Werkstein, Anne Scharding and SSSHCG

• 10:00 a.m., Zone 3 Police Station

Wreath placed by Nestor Werkstein and SSSHCG

• 10:30 a.m., Mount Oliver Firehouse

Wreath placed by Ann Scharding, Mayor James Cassidy and SSSHCG

• 10:45 a.m., McDonald’s Monument

Wreath placed by District Judge Ricciardi 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, the Honor Roll on Warrington Avenue, Polish Veterans Honor Roll and Overbrook Monument. Additional orders included in South Side Cemetery Program and also Pius Street.

Church service will be held at: St. Basil Roman Catholic Church on Sunday, May 25 at 10:30 p.m. Mass; Concord Presbyterian Church on Sunday, June 1 at 10 a.m. Services; and St. Peter Roman Catholic Church on Nov. 10 at a time to be determined.

The 2014 South Side Hilltop Memorial Day Committee includes: Nester Werkstein, honorary chairman; Chief of Staff Ronald Tuttle, Post 725, American Legion; Frank Ford, Post 694, American Legion; Carl Cantella, Post 725, American Legion; Robert Meussner, Post 725, American Legion; James Boyle, Post 694, American Legion; Edward M. Skeehan, Post 1522, Catholic War Veterans; Reggie Wrzesinski, Post 694, American Legion; Erm Buccina, Post 694, American Legion; Denny Schlegel, Post 6675, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Ronert Szoszorek, Post 6675, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Adam, April, Alexandra and Andrew Warble, Staff Buglers and Bagpipers; Barry and Linda Warble.


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