Memorial Day Tradition Continues at Towanda’s Riverside Cemetery

IMG_6455Photo by Rick Hiduk

VFW 89 Post 1568 and The Riverside Cemetery Association will conduct a Memorial Day celebration at the cemetery (above) on William Street in Towanda on Monday, May 25.

Marguerite Fox-Picou of the Riverside Cemetery Association and Joe Nolte of VFW 89 Post 1568 encourage Bradford County residents to take a break from the hot dogs and beer on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, to honor approximately 200 veterans interred at the Riverside Cemetery in Towanda.

A 30-minute ceremony at the cemetery flag pole, 122 William Street, will marks the “unofficial start of summer.” There is nothing, however, unofficial about the occasion. As is their custom, starting at 11 am, VFW commanders and personnel will accord honors to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

All are invited to attend the ceremony and tour the grave sites and monuments. The cemetery is the final resting place of veterans who have served to protect and defend the United States of America from the Revolutionary War through the Vietnam War.

Donations toward the upkeep of the veterans’ graves and the Riverside Cemetery are gratefully received this day and always, Picou noted.

After the ceremony, guests are invited to attend a Memorial Day picnic lunch at the VFW Post off Bridge Street Hill Road above Towanda.

For more information, interested readers may contact Picou at 570-637-2281 or Nolte at 570-637-0260.

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