Maytown Memorial Day Activities- Monday, May 27

Please plan to be a part of Memorial Day in Maytown, on Monday, May 27th, to honor and thank our men and women who have sacrificed for us, both those who have fought and those who are fighting today for our freedom.
How can YOU be a part of Maytown’s Memorial Day Celebration?
Help to decorate the graves of the veterans
Enter a float or group decorated for the theme to compete for a prize
Attend the antique/art/collectibles/food event on East High Street and around the square from 8:00am – 3:30pm. Benefits veterans and sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 809
Attend the ceremony at 12:30pm at Center Square honoring our Maytown veterans
Attend the Brick Dedication ceremony at Center Square at 2:00pm with special music by Sandy Heisey
Be a part of the parade as a veteran and ride on the veteran’s float
Decorate your bike to ride in the parade or ride together as a group!
The ceremony at Center Square will begin promptly at 12:30pm with a prayer. Members of the Bainbridge Band will provide music and wreaths will be placed on the veterans’ markers. The names of Maytown veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice will be read. The Grand Marshal, Dennis Goodhart, will be on hand for the square ceremony and will also lead the parade. The ceremony will end with the traditional taps and a benediction.
At 2:00pm, there will be a brick dedication ceremony at the square. New bricks will be added to the brick walk on the square. Featured will be songs sung by Sandy Heisey.
The annual Memorial Day parade will begin at 4:00 pm. Families and groups are invited to compete for prizes by dressing or decorating to match the theme to honor our veterans: “Forever…Never Forgotten”. Participants may either walk, ride a bike, or ride on a float. There will be 4 monetary prizes and judging will begin at 3:30pm at the parade lineup on West High Street. Veterans who would like to participate in the parade are welcome.
All children and families are invited to participate in decorating of the graves of local veterans with flowers provided by Floral Designs of Mount Joy. Those who want to help should meet at the Maytown Reformed UCC Church, 11 East Elizabeth Street immediately following the ceremony at the square. After decorating the graves in the Reformed Cemetery, the group will walk to the Lutheran and Union Cemeteries at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 11 North Queen Street, to decorate graves of veterans there. All are welcome to participate in this important Maytown community tradition.
To become a part of the Memorial Day Parade, please contact Janie Garber at or 717-940-0037. All entrants MUST pre-register with Janie Garber.