The Lebanon Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies will be held on Monday, May 29, 2023. The events returned last year after a two-year hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The schedule for Monday is as follows:

  • 6 a.m., adornment of the graves of fallen Civil War soldiers at the Soldiers Block in Mount Lebanon Cemetery, 235 Maple St.
  • 8 a.m., formation of the Lebanon Memorial Day Parade at 8th and Cumberland streets.
  • 9:30 a.m., parade begins at 8th and Cumberland, proceeding east to 4th Street, then north to Lehman Street and west to Monument Park at 8th and Lehman streets.
  • 11 a.m., Memorial Day Ceremony at Monument Park.
  • 12 p.m., Memorial Day Ceremony at Soldiers Block in Mount Lebanon Cemetery.
  • 12:15 p.m., Memorial Day Reception for parade and ceremony participants at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 23, 718 Chestnut St.

Parade Line Up

Division 1 – Vietnam Era

Bill Meiser, Division Chair

  • Lebanon City Police Department
  • American Legion Riders Post 751
  • VFW Post 23 Honor Guard 
  • Parade Grand Marshall, Gary G. Johnsen
  • V.A.C. Past President, Dale Wise
  • AMVETS Post 293 with Lebanon County Commissioner Jo Ellen Litz
  • AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Post 293
  • Cedar Crest High School Band
  • State Representative John A. Schlegel
  • Vietnam Veterans
  • Military Order of the Purple Heart
  • Suzanne’s Dance Studio
  • Salvation Army Canteen Truck
  • Ebenezer Fire Company
  • Cub Scout Pack 439
  • Daughters of the American Revolution 
  • American Heritage Girls, PA 1747
  • Jim Garage Crew 
  • Friendship Fire Company

Division 2 – Persian Gulf, Iraq, Afghanistan Era

Victoria Purcell & Andy Harner, Division Co-Chairs

  • South Lebanon Twp. Police
  • Civil Air Patrol Color Guard and Squadron 307       
  • Persian Gulf Veteran
  • Neversink Fire Company
  • VFW Post 23
  • VFW Post 23 Auxiliary 
  • Homeless Veterans Awareness Campaign 
  • Psalm Ringers of Holy Trinity (Bell Choir)
  • Liberty Marching Unit
  • Liberty Fire Company
  • 201st RED HORSE Squadron
  • 201st RED HORSE Alumni Association (OEF/OIF Veteran) with Lebanon County Commissioner Bob Phillips
  • Glenn Lebanon Fire Company
  • OEF/OIF Veteran  with Lebanon County Commissioner Mike Kuhn
  • America’s 911 Tribute Car
  • 93rd Regiment, PA Volunteer Infantry
  • Lebanon City Mayor Sherry Capello
  • Lebanon City Council: Chairman Joseph Morales, Council members Karen Haitos & Brian Martin
  • Lebanon City Fire Department
  • Making a Difference of Lebanon, PA 
  • Water and Wet Stuff LLC

Division 3 – Cold War & All Other Eras

Chris Fidler, Division Chair

  • Lebanon VAMC Police Department
  • Lebanon High School JROTC Color Guard
  • Girl Scout Service Unit of Lebanon County
  • WWII Veteran 
  • International United Ms. Pennsylvania 2023 Deborah Wright
  • Ms. Pennsylvania Petite USA
  • Cedar Crest Middle School Band
  • Speedwell Fire Company 
  • Keystone Paralyzed Veterans
  • 28th Financial Management Support Unit
  • Lebanon County Special Operations Unit 
  • Kosovo/OIF Veteran 
  • Lebanon Majesty Cheerleading 
  • Lebanon Baseball Association
  • American Legion Post 158
  • Kochenderfer Church
  • Hershey Ghostbusters
  • Rural Security Fire Company

Division 4 – Korean Era

Athena Theodorakos & Gary Snyder, Division Co-Chairs

  • Noth Cornwall Twp. Police Department
  • Navy Sea Cadet Corp, Robert I. Rudy Division
  • Navy Ship Club 91 Ladies Auxiliary
  • Marine Corps League Toys for Tots 
  • Korean Era Veterans
  • Lebanon High School Band
  • Sons of Spanish American War
  • Daughters of ’98 Veterans
  • Korean War Veterans
  • Scout BSA Troop 412 B/G (Honor Guard)
  • Cub Pack 412
  • Lebanon Elks Lodge #631
  • 717 Outlaws
  • Mt. Gretna Community Volunteer Fire Company
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