Tuesday, May 31, 2016

A Pottstown Salute to Memorial Day

Photo by Eric Devlin

Wreaths and flags are placed at the graves of soldiers of the American Revolution in the Ellis Woods Cemetery in East Coventry Sunday.

Well the rain held off long enough Monday to ensure sunny skies for the Memorial Day events in and around Pottstown.

It began days earlier with scouts and volunteers putting flags at the graves of veterans in area cemeteries.

On Sunday, a special service was held in East Coventry at the Ellis Woods Cemetery where a number of soldiers of the American Revolution are buried.

On Monday, the parade made its way down high street, with bands from Pottstown High School, Pottsgrove Middle School and Pottstown Middle School, local fire companies, veterans associations, state politicians and scouts and dancing groups.

It was followed by a ceremony at Memorial Park.

You can see, hear and read all about it in the Tweets and video below from Eric, myself and the ever-present John Armato:

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