Parades, Cookouts, and More on Memorial Day

For a lot of people, Memorial Day means barbeques with family and friends.  Newswatch 16 stopped by a family party in Muncy, Lycoming County.

The Crawley family were grilling up all the goods in their backyard while the kids did their part holding a little kickball game.

“Now, we’re having a cook out with all the kids. We have grand-kids here we have family here we have friends here. We’re just having a good time and enjoying the weather,” said Bill Wagner, of Muncy.

In Luzerne County, hundreds came out to enjoy a traditional Memorial Day parade.

The Kingston/Forty Fort parade stepped off around 10:30 Monday morning at Kingston Corners.

Veterans, community leaders, bands, cheerleaders, and more marched and rode down Wyoming Avenue ending at the Forty Fort Cemetery where a prayer service was held.

Taylor hosts one of the largest parades in Lackawanna County. It is a tradition for people to line the streets to mark the special day.

There were bagpipers, the Riverside High School Band and many other groups from the community.

In the Poconos, veterans were honored outside of a Texas Roadhouse Restaurant.

The rifle salute was part of a special fundraiser in which a percentage of the restaurant’s food sales will go to veterans in need in Monroe County. Dozens of people showed up at the restaurant to show support.

“We’re so thankful this ceremony was put on today just to celebrate and remember all our fallen soldiers,” said Sue Boland, of Waston.

The restaurant just outside of Stroudsburg also offered discounts to veterans and government employees who ate at there on Memorial Day.

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