Old-fashioned Memorial Day Parade held in Dupont

June 27th, 2015 1:28 am

First Posted: 5/31/2013

VFW Post #4909 sponsored this year’s Memorial Day parade in Dupont along with the cooperation of AMVETS Post #189 and American Legion Post #657. Veterans and veteran supporters gathered at 8 a.m. at the Dupont V.F.W on Main Street. At 8:30 a.m. a memorial service was held at the Polish National Cemetery.

The veterans then traveled to the Sacred Heart Cemetery and conducted memorial services immediately following Mass at the Sacred Heart Church.

Parade participants assembled at 10 a.m. at the VFW parking lot on Grant Street.

John Kunicki, a decorated U.S. Army WWII artillery soldier, was the parade marshal.

Thomas M. Marcilio, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Marines, a Judge Advocate General (JAG) Officer as a prosecutor, defense attorney and legal services officer, was the principal speaker at the ceremony.

Following the parade, all participants gathered for food and refreshments.

Youngsters were served at the Dupont Hose Company and adults at the VFW Post Home.