How Philly Commemorated Memorial Day

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READYING Vietnam Memorial for big day, crews lovingly lay out fresh sod. Photo by Bill Myers

READYING Vietnam Memorial for big day, crews lovingly lay out fresh sod. Photo by Bill Myers

PHILA. Police & Fire Pipes & Drums march proudly in Bridesburg’s Memorial Day Parade, finest holiday celebration in Delaware Valley. Photo by Bill Myers

PHILA. Police & Fire Pipes & Drums march proudly in Bridesburg’s Memorial Day Parade, finest holiday celebration in Delaware Valley. Photo by Bill Myers

WATCHING classic “just like old times” small-town parade Bridesburg Parade  are Bridesburgers Ryan Schreiber, Sara Fox and Michael Schreiber. Photo by Bill Myers

WATCHING classic “just like old times” small-town parade Bridesburg Parade are Bridesburgers Ryan Schreiber, Sara Fox and Michael Schreiber. Photo by Bill Myers

STATE REP. John Taylor, left, joined in salute to fallen veterans at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Photo by Bill Myers

STATE REP. John Taylor, left, joined in salute to fallen veterans at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Photo by Bill Myers

FUTURE servicemen and women here? Frankford HS Junior ROTC showed commitment to nation’s defense. Photo by Bill Myers

FUTURE servicemen and women here? Frankford HS Junior ROTC showed commitment to nation’s defense. Photo by Bill Myers

EVEN DOGS are patriots in Bridesburg! Here Bridesburg native Denise Rothenburg and Peanuts team up with Jimmie Mallon and Duke. Photo by Bill Myers

EVEN DOGS are patriots in Bridesburg! Here Bridesburg native Denise Rothenburg and Peanuts team up with Jimmie Mallon and Duke. Photo by Bill Myers

6TH DIST. Councilman Bobby Henon promenaded length of Richmond Street in company of Lady Liberty. Photo by Bill Myers

6TH DIST. Councilman Bobby Henon promenaded length of Richmond Street in company of Lady Liberty. Photo by Bill Myers

SPECTATORS from Bridesburg Council of Churches cheered on marchers. Photo by Bill Myers

SPECTATORS from Bridesburg Council of Churches cheered on marchers. Photo by Bill Myers

UNCLE SAM marched with Trilby String Band in Bridesburg this year. Photo by Bill Myers

UNCLE SAM marched with Trilby String Band in Bridesburg this year. Photo by Bill Myers

FATHER BRADY dedicates Memorial to Penna. Nautical Schoolship and Penna. Maritime Academy, which trained generations of seamen up until 1947. Photo by Bill Myers

FATHER BRADY dedicates Memorial to Penna. Nautical Schoolship and Penna. Maritime Academy, which trained generations of seamen up until 1947. Photo by Bill Myers

“COASTIE” here is skippered by Coast Guard Officer Roman Rivera. Photo by Bill Myers

“COASTIE” here is skippered by Coast Guard Officer Roman Rivera. Photo by Bill Myers

CIVIL WAR Brigade fires salute to dedication of Silent Soldier statue at Laurel Hill Cemetery. Photo by Ed Snyder

CIVIL WAR Brigade fires salute to dedication of Silent Soldier statue at Laurel Hill Cemetery. Photo by Ed Snyder

NATIONAL Maritime Day at Penn’s Landing kicked off Memorial Day weekend with visits from Naval Training School ship Empire State and Army Engineer vessel MacFarland. Joining Monica Santoro, Penn’s Landing coordinator, 3rd from right, are Rev. Edward Brady, St. Ann’s Church pastor; Christine Beady, executive director of Chapel of Four Chaplains; Midshipman Michael Kelly; Capt. Meredith Austin, commander, Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay; Santoro; Tom Metzger, Navy League president; and Capt. Louis Cavaliere, president of Chapel of Four Chaplains. Photo by Joe Stivala

NATIONAL Maritime Day at Penn’s Landing kicked off Memorial Day weekend with visits from Naval Training School ship Empire State and Army Engineer vessel MacFarland. Joining Monica Santoro, Penn’s Landing coordinator, 3rd from right, are Rev. Edward Brady, St. Ann’s Church pastor; Christine Beady, executive director of Chapel of Four Chaplains; Midshipman Michael Kelly; Capt. Meredith Austin, commander, Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay; Santoro; Tom Metzger, Navy League president; and Capt. Louis Cavaliere, president of Chapel of Four Chaplains. Photo by Joe Stivala

CHAPEL of Four Chaplains in Navy Yard held Memorial Day Service. Greeting attendees are Capt. Louis Cavaliere, Chapel president; Edward Bilger, award-winning bugler; Commr. Arno Voerick; and Christine Beady, executive director. Photo by Joe Stivala

CHAPEL of Four Chaplains in Navy Yard held Memorial Day Service. Greeting attendees are Capt. Louis Cavaliere, Chapel president; Edward Bilger, award-winning bugler; Commr. Arno Voerick; and Christine Beady, executive director. Photo by Joe Stivala

LAUREL HILL Cemetery was setting for Silent Sentry Statue dedication. Statue was stolen from Mt. Moriah Cemetery and was found just before it could be scrapped. It was restored and relocated. It will be lighted and visible from Ridge Avenue as it watches over soldiers’ graves. Members of Ben Franklin American Legion Post of Union League presented wreath, joined in their salute by Brig. Gen. Wilber Wolf III of 28th Infantry Div. Photo by Joe Stivala

LAUREL HILL Cemetery was setting for Silent Sentry Statue dedication. Statue was stolen from Mt. Moriah Cemetery and was found just before it could be scrapped. It was restored and relocated. It will be lighted and visible from Ridge Avenue as it watches over soldiers’ graves. Members of Ben Franklin American Legion Post of Union League presented wreath, joined in their salute by Brig. Gen. Wilber Wolf III of 28th Infantry Div. Photo by Joe Stivala

ANNUAL service at Dock Street Korea Memorial included wreath-laying by service groups. These members of Richard Vaux-Ivanhoe Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons is only Masonic group to participate in Korean and Vietnam services. John Kline, left, Worshipful Master (and Correspondent for Public Record) prepares to honor fallen soldiers with members Vince Fatiga, Frank Fatiga, Fran Manerao and Chuck Holloway. Photo by Lodge Member Joe Stivala

ANNUAL service at Dock Street Korea Memorial included wreath-laying by service groups. These members of Richard Vaux-Ivanhoe Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons is only Masonic group to participate in Korean and Vietnam services. John Kline, left, Worshipful Master (and Correspondent for Public Record) prepares to honor fallen soldiers with members Vince Fatiga, Frank Fatiga, Fran Manerao and Chuck Holloway. Photo by Lodge Member Joe Stivala

WREATH of Remembrance was laid for US Marines from Phila. who perished in terrorist attack on their barracks near Beirut, Lebanon. Frank Thompson of VFW National Office joined 6th Dist. Police Commander Capt. Bryan Korn in presentation. Photo by Joe Stivala

WREATH of Remembrance was laid for US Marines from Phila. who perished in terrorist attack on their barracks near Beirut, Lebanon. Frank Thompson of VFW National Office joined 6th Dist. Police Commander Capt. Bryan Korn in presentation. Photo by Joe Stivala

COUNCILMAN David Oh and Vietnam Memorial President Terry Williamson listen with rapt attention as Ambassador Edith Tull, retired, tells of her two tours as Ambassador in Saigon. Tull arranged departure from Vietnam for countless refugees. Photo by Joe Stivala

COUNCILMAN David Oh and Vietnam Memorial President Terry Williamson listen with rapt attention as Ambassador Edith Tull, retired, tells of her two tours as Ambassador in Saigon. Tull arranged departure from Vietnam for countless refugees. Photo by Joe Stivala

VETERANS COURT Judge Joseph Waters is thanked by wounded Marine at Vietnam Memorial for past service in providing legal advice to service personnel. Photo by Joe Stivala

VETERANS COURT Judge Joseph Waters is thanked by wounded Marine at Vietnam Memorial for past service in providing legal advice to service personnel. Photo by Joe Stivala

RETIRED Police Chief Inspector Joseph Maxwell and daughter Bridgett pause for moment to remember his soldier brother Joseph and honor “Big” Hank Vannelli, late Korea Chosen Reservoir hero.

RETIRED Police Chief Inspector Joseph Maxwell and daughter Bridgett pause for moment to remember his soldier brother Joseph and honor “Big” Hank Vannelli, late Korea Chosen Reservoir hero.

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