Lebanon city held its annual Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 29, remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for all of us.

The parade traveled across Cumberland Street and Fourth Street.

While we couldn’t capture everything, here’s a rundown of the parade.

The parade kicked off with Lebanon Police Chief Bret Fisher, followed by American Legion Riders in Post 751. This began Division 1, the Vietnam-era portion of the parade.

They were followed by the VFW Post 23 Honor Guard.

They were soon followed by Commander Mike Worhach of AMVETS Post 293, who was accompanied by Lebanon County Commissioner Jo Ellen Litz.

Soon came the Cedar Crest High School marching band and color guard.

The Salvation Army followed soon after, flags waving.

Several vehicles represented the Ebenezer Fire Company, one of many fire companies to participate in the parade.

Next marched Cub Scout Pack 439.

A few members of the Daughters of the American Revolution followed.

Dressed in red, white, and blue came the American Heritage Girls, PA 1747.

The Jim Garage Crew followed, led by Vietnam Veteran Jim Hayes.

Soon began Division 2, the Persian Gulf, Iraq, and Afghanistan era. Members of the Lebanon Civil Air Patrol marched, proudly displaying flags.

VFW Post 23 officers flew a flag.

Lebanon County Commissioner Mike Kuhn rode with Veteran Ferdanito Melendez.

More music was provided by the Psalm Ringers of Holy Trinity.

The 201st RED HORSE squadron, and its life-sized mascot, came soon after.

Later, Lebanon Mayor Sherry Capello walked in the parade.

Members of Making a Difference of Lebanon PA walked soon after.

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Next came Division 3, the Cold War and all other era. Young people of the Lebanon High School Army JROTC color guard marched in this section.

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Soon the Cedar Crest Middle School band performed.

International United Ms. Pennsylvania Deborah Wright rode through soon after.

Many veterans rode throughout the parade.

The fourth and final division, the Korean era, included the Navy Sea Cadet Corp Robert I. Rudy Division.

The Marine Corps League Toys for Tots came soon after.

More music came with the Lebanon High School marching band.

Lebanon BPO Elks No. 631 marched, flying a plethora of patriotic flags.

Soon the 2023 Lebanon Memorial Day Parade concluded. See the full parade lineup here.

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Emily Bixler was born and raised in Lebanon and now reports on local government. In her free time, she enjoys playing piano and going for hikes.


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