Olyphant Hometown Heroes Banner Dedication & Parade

OLYPHANT, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)  Monday, September 11 will be a day of honor and respect in Olyphant.

The community will dedicate Hometown Heroes Banners and host a parade in honor of veterans.  The events will begin at 6:30 pm..

Organizers have chosen to dedicate the banners on Patriots day.  Organizers say they owe our heroes the honor of a parade to celebrate their bravery as well as honor their families.

 Legions & VFW's's have been invited to participate in the parade  

Following the parade a service and a blessing will take place at the Veterans Memorial on Willow Street in. Olyphant to honor our Heroes.

The Olyphant Legion will serve as the honor Guard and host that evening.

The public will then be invited into the Legion hall where light refreshments will be served and the families can visit and mingle. They are invited to bring photos and memorabilia of their Loved ones and share their stories of bravery and service.

There will also be a unique sculpture on display by a local Olyphant Artist,  Mark Zinski, who has sculptured a life size solider from Dessert Storm entitled “Freedom Fighter.”  

 

 

 


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