Join Our Mailing List!
Latest News:
Toast to Our Stars Recognition Banquet -- "On April 24 the 2022 ‘Toast To Our Stars’ Recognition Banquet was ..." -- 02 May 2022
‘The Evolution of Barbering’ -- "Monongahela Area Historical Society Presentation" -- 02 May 2022
Used Books Requested for Eagle Scout Project -- "Boy Scout From Troop 510 in South Park Seeks Community Involvement Local Boy ..." -- 02 May 2022
A Season to Remember: The Baseball Boys of Mon ... -- "WQED to Hold Free Community Screening and Panel Discussion Western ..." -- 02 May 2022
Prayer Breakfast To Be Held In Carrol Twp. For ... -- "By Matthew Peaslee A special prayer breakfast is planned for Saturday, May ..." -- 02 May 2022
BVA ‘Derby Day’ Back After Two Year Hiatus -- "The popular “BVA Derby Day” will resume this spring after a 2-year ..." -- 02 May 2022
VFI/TRPIL Plan ‘Walk-Run-Roll’ 5K at Wildthings ... -- "By Lois Thomson Voices for Independence (VFI) and Transitional Paths to ..." -- 01 May 2022
SHIM To Host Large Community Fundraising Event -- "‘Celebrate The South Hills With SHIM’ " -- 01 May 2022
Harmony Singers Annual Spring Concert -- "The Harmony Singers of Pittsburgh will present their annual spring concert on ..." -- 01 May 2022
West Mifflin VFW Post To Hold Spaghetti Dinner At ... -- "April 24 Fundraiser Will Benefit Local Hospitalized Veterans By Michael P. ..." -- 11 April 2022

By Ken Askew

"It's our civic responsibility to never forget the sacrifices made for us." "You must teach your children and grandchildren about the high cost of freedom." These were the most poignant points made by PA Representative Rick Saccone at the 53rd Annual Memorial Day Services in Jefferson Hills on May 26, 2014.

 

M - Memorial Day Photos 2014 001
PA Representative Rick Saccone is joined by Robert Seleski, a Korean War veteran in charge of placing commemorative wreaths.

Saccone, a US Air Force veteran, was a guest speaker at the event held at the Floreffe Fire Department, followed by a parade to Lobbs Cemetery, just ¼ mile down the road.

The other guest speaker was District Court 05-2-16 Judge Guy Reschenthaler, a US Navy veteran. He reiterated the patriotic theme, and added that the Lobbs Cemetery surprisingly has been the final resting place for veterans of all US wars, dating back over 200 years!

Joining in the parade were several hundred residents of the local community, emergency vehicles from Floreffe and Jefferson Hills fire departments, Boy Scout Troops 1843 and 712, Cub Scout Pack 712, plus Girl Scout Troops 51102, 52164, and 51130.

Thomas Jefferson High School Band and Choir performed renditions of "The Star Spangled Banner" and "God Bless America."

Welcoming remarks were delivered by Christopher King, President of Jefferson Hills Council, Mayor Jan Cmar was in charge of the program, and the Invocation and Benediction were offered by Rev. Daniel Maurer of St. Thomas A' Beckett church.

And the most popular sentence of the day was spoken to the veterans in attendance: Thank you for your service to our country!

RealEstate270x64

 

MESSENGERWEBAD

Pizza Station

PaVendors-web-ad

Mon Valley Hospital

  • Prev
  • Featured Advertisers
Scroll to top