Rothsville, Lititz celebrate Memorial Day
Rothsville’s Memorial Day ceremony, hosted by Lititz VFW, Rothsville Fire Company and Lititz American Legion, will begin on May 26 at 9 a.m. at the Jerusalem Lutheran Cemetery in Rothsville.
Lititz’s ceremony, sponsored by Lititz American Legion and Lititz VFW, will begin with a parade which starts at 10:45 a.m. at the corner of Lincoln Ave. and Broad St. and proceeds to the Moravian Cemetery.
Speaking at both ceremonies will be William Balabanow, a Neffsville resident and WWII Merchant Marine. Balabanow will share the story of how he was rejected by several branches of the armed services prior to falsifying his mother’s signature and joining the Merchant Marines, where he stayed for 33+ years.
Picnic follows Memorial Day parade
Following the Lititz Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 26, the Moravian Women will be providing a light lunch in the Church’s pavilion from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The pavilion is adjacent to the Moravian Cemetery where the parade ends and the Memorial Day service concludes.
“Come early, watch the parade, and enjoy a holiday lunch with friends,” suggests Brenda Watson, Chair of the Moravian Women.
For $2 you will receive a hot dog with all the fixins’ (including sauerkraut), water, iced tea or lemonade. All proceeds from the event will support one of the current projects of the Moravian Women.
Those who have other plans for lunch are still invited to come to the pavilion to share a few minutes with friends before going on to other holiday activities. Other Moravian women working on the project include Charlene Van Brookhoven, Connie Shertzer, Barb Shultz, Amy Sue Bomberger and Cathy Frey.