Several area Fay-West communities will conduct Memorial Day programs.
• Connellsville: Tim Kosky, a decorated former Marine Corps master sergeant, will serve as keynote speaker Monday during Memorial Day ceremonies in Connellsville.
The Connellsville Veterans Commission will sponsor a parade scheduled to line up 9:30 a.m., followed by a ceremony at the War Memorial at the intersection of North Pittsburgh Street and U.S. Route 119.
Beginning on First Street on the West Side, the parade route will follow West Crawford Avenue to Pittsburgh Street and continue north to the War Memorial.
• Scottdale: Scottdale’s ceremony will begin 11 a.m. at Veterans Park with a welcome by Michael Garlowich and opening remarks by Mayor Chuck King. Staff Sgt. Charles Smith Jr. will serve as guest speaker.
• Mt. Pleasant: Mt. Pleasant will observe Memorial Day with a parade at 10:30 a.m., immediately followed by a ceremony at Veterans Park.
Vietnam veteran Martin Majercak will serve as parade marshal, with U.S. Army Warrant Officer 1 Scott McKendrick delivering the keynote address.
• Dunbar: The annual Dunbar Memorial Day parade is scheduled 10 a.m. Monday. Lineup will begin 9:45 a.m. at the old borough school on Connellsville Street.
A short program will be conducted across from the Kountry Club to honor those lost at sea, followed by a program at the Dunbar Honor Roll. Nick Bell III will serve as master of ceremonies. Fayette County Commissioner Vincent Vicities will serve as guest speaker.
• Tri-Town: Emery Lewis Pratt American Legion Post 586 of Vanderbilt will conduct services 9:15 a.m. Monday at the Dawson Bridge, followed at 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Cemetery and 10 a.m. at Flatwoods Bowman Cemetery.
Services will continue 11 a.m. at Dickerson Run Cemetery.
Pastor Darrel Evans of Flatwoods Baptist Church will serve as guest speaker. Heather Washabaugh will perform “Taps.”
The community choir will perform at the Dickerson Run Cemetery.
• Norvelt: The Norvelt Memorial Day Service is scheduled 9:30 a.m. May 29 at the honor roll in front of Roosevelt Hall. In the event of poor weather, the service will be moved into Roosevelt Hall.
• Everson: Hamilton-Maloy Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 595 will remember those who died in service to their country during three separate Memorial Day services scheduled May 29.
A community program will begin 9 a.m. at the Everson Veterans Memorial at Brown and Jones streets.
The VFW will conduct a memorial service at 10 a.m. at St. John Byzantine Catholic Cemetery in Scottdale and at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Cemetery in Everson. Times are approximate, and the public is welcome.
All are invited to the VFW Post 595 Social Hall on Graft Street for light lunch refreshments at approximately 11:30 a.m., following the services.
The program will be sponsored by VFW Post 595, Everson borough council, Mayor Joe Dugger and the Everson Volunteer Fire Company.