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City Slates Memorial Day Observances Monday

By Submitted Report
The Tube City Almanac
May 25, 2017
Posted in: Announcements

The City of McKeesport will host its annual Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday in Memorial Park at the corner of Lysle Boulevard and Market Street, a spokeswoman said.

Participants will include City officials, Allegheny County officials, local veterans, students enrolled in McKeesport Area High School’s Air Force JROTC program, and members of the McKeesport Area High School Tiger Band.

The keynote speaker will be JROTC Cadet Corps Commander Kyle Nelson.

The events will be broadcast live --- weather permitting --- beginning at 10 a.m. on Internet radio station WMCK.FM, which can be heard using the Streema, Tunein or Radio.net smartphone apps, the free WMCK.FM Android app, or via the WMCK.fm website. The event will then be re-broadcast following the 6 p.m. news Monday for the benefit of people participating.

At 11 a.m., participants in the city’s ceremony will relocate to the LaRosa Boys & Girls Club, 901 Ravine Street, for the club’s traditional ceremony honoring members who died in service in Vietnam. Each year on Memorial Day and Veterans Day, the club honors 11 young club members who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country during the Vietnam War.

“This club has such a rich history,” club director and city councilman Jim Barry said. “On our grounds, we have what is arguably the first Vietnam Memorial in Pennsylvania, and possibly in the United States.”

A monument along Ravine Street bears the names of Norman Wallace Johnson, Michael Joseph Nemchick, James Francis Brooks Jr., Tyrone Gregory Burse, James Edward West, Gregory Francis Popowitz, Curtis Taylor Gay, Thomas James Sweeney, Louis Howard Huff II, John Alan Germek Jr., and Lee Daniel Thomas.

“Sam LaRosa (the club’s former director) felt it was important to honor our kids who were killed in Vietnam, and we are proud to carry on that tradition,” Barry said. “Our service has not changed since the 1960s, and a lot of the families of these young men attend every year.”

Originally published May 25, 2017.

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