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Indiantown Gap National Cemetery is set to host its 40th annual Memorial Day Program on Sunday, May 28.

The Indiantown Gap National Cemetery is run by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. More than 60,000 veterans are interred at the cemetery. (LebTown file photo by Cheyenne Tobias)

The event, cosponsored by the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Memorial Council and the Marine Corps League, Department of Pennsylvania, will commence at 2 p.m., regardless of weather conditions.

Cemetery director John Spruyt will welcome attendees to the event. Col. Keith E. Burkepile, assistant professor at the Army War College in Carlisle and senior marine, will deliver the keynote address. Serving as the master of ceremonies will be Joseph Snyder, Memorial Council vice president.

This year, due to renovations at the Pennsylvania Veterans Memorial, the program will be held in the adjacent parking lot. Attendees are advised to park at MSC Industrial Supply Co., 100 MSC Drive, Jonestown, situated just east of Fort Indiantown Gap. Shuttle bus transportation to the cemetery will begin at noon.

For those coming from the west, due to ongoing construction on Fisher Avenue at Biddle Road, a detour will be in place. Attendees are advised to follow the detour signs on Biddle Road around the post. Limited handicapped parking will be available at the cemetery itself.

Read More: Main gate and visitors center at Fort Indiantown Gap near completion

In a longstanding tradition, the Avenue of Flags display will be flown at the cemetery through the week of Veterans Day. This impressive display features casket flags donated by veterans’ families, along with state, territories, and service flags. The community is encouraged to attend and pay their respects.

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