No Memorial Day Parade, Ceremony Planned

For several years, a Memorial Day Parade marched down Main Street in Stroudsburg, however this year there will be no parade because the organizer got sick.

Now a veterans group is organizing a memorial service to make sure none of our military heroes is forgotten.

“We need to represent our veterans. We can’t let them go without being remembered. We couldn’t do a parade this year because our new organization formed last fall and we don’t have the means or the backing yet to put on a parade,” said Lehy Kirchner, the vice chairman of the Monroe County Veterans Association.

The Monroe County Veterans Association is planning a ceremony for 1 p.m. Sunday in front of the Monroe County Courthouse.

The ceremony is near and dear to their hearts, as each of them has served our country.

They proudly showed Newswatch 16 pictures of when they were serving overseas, some in Vietnam.

“We honor those who have fallen and that’s what it’s about, to honor our war dead and their service to our county,” said Glen Lippincott, the chairman of the Monroe County Veterans Association.

“We’re going to have guest speakers, patriotic music, we’re going to have a glee club,” said Kirchner.

“Everybody thinks it a good time for a barbecue or picnic. That’s a good thing, but you need to stop and remember the entitlements we’re so used to taking for granted, somebody had to pay for that. A lot of them paid for that with their lives,” added Lippincott.

The Monroe County Veterans Association is hosting a ceremony on Sunday at 1 p.m. in front of the Monroe County Courthouse at Courthouse Square.