Meadville Disabled American Veterans

Phone:  866-337-6077

Free local DAV Van Rides to and from
VA related doctor’s appointments


Meadville VA Clinic

Phone:  1-866-962-3210

Meadville Veterans Service Assistance
Rich Krankota, VSO
Tammie Jones, Sec.
Diane Nottingham, Sec.
Phone:     814-333-7314

To view, save, and print the Memorial Day Parade Entry Form

We have openings on the Memorial Day Committee for someone with computer skills, if you want to be a part of a
special team and volunteer your time,
e-mail: Joe Galbo @
or call at 814-724-6000
for consideration!

Our contact information

email:Joe Galbo @
or call 814-724-6000



● Check back later for 2016 Memorial Day Parade Entry Form and Memorial Day Parade Route

 Welcome to the City of Meadville’s Memorial Day Event Page…..

On behalf of the City of Meadville, Memorial Day Committee I would like to extend a warm welcome to our veterans and our community in general on Memorial Day.  I invite all of our community to come downtown and spend some time with our veterans, enjoy our Memorial Day Parade, and our Memorial Day events, located in Diamond Park.  Please Honor all veterans on this day, treat them with respect and understanding…..  get to know our veterans, to talk with a veteran.  I am sure that you will find the time you have spent at the City of Meadville, Memorial Day event to be a unique experience and leave with many wonderful memories and a desire to come back soon.

To our citizens I want to thank you for entrusting the City of Meadville, Memorial Day Committee with leading this event into each consecutive year of our history. Harnessing the tremendous strengths, talents, creativity, and diversity of our veterans and citizens, I know the City of Meadville can realize its full potential as one of the leading cities of Pennsylvania.

In our ongoing efforts to communicate effectively with the people of our City, this site will provide you with information about the City and its events, allowing you to become involved with our City's many programs and initiatives. I hope you find our website useful and informative.

Best Wishes,
Joe Galbo, Chairman
Memorial Day Committee
City of Meadville, Pa.

The Meaning of Memorial Day…..

To many Americans, Memorial Day remains a day of stories. Stories about heroes. Stories about valor. Stories about sacrifice.  But to a veteran, Memorial Day is about men, women and friends no longer with us, feelings of emptiness.  It's about heroism, the incredible things the medics did to keep men and women alive, and about those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for your freedom and the security of your great Nation! 

To a veteran, Memorial Day is about people;
It is about people who gave their all
 ·   People who gave of themselves
 ·  People who loved their country and their friends more than

·         It is about those who died, those who suffer from horrific wounds, and those who have serious psychological wounds that we cannot see by just looking at them. 

It is about people who will never be exactly like they were before they went to war.  

A Brief History of Memorial Day ….

Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service to our country.  It was first widely observed on May 30, 1868, to commemorate the sacrifices of Civil War soldiers, by a proclamation of General John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of former sailors and soldiers.

During the first national celebration, General James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, after which 5,000 participants helped to decorate the graves of the more than 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers who were buried there. This event was inspired by local observances of the day that had taken place in several towns throughout America during the three years following the Civil War. By the late 1800s, many more cities and communities had begun to observe Memorial Day, and after World War I, it became an occasion for honoring those who had died in all America’s wars.

Memorial Day is celebrated at Arlington National Cemetery each year with a ceremony in which a small American flag is placed on each grave. Traditionally, the President or Vice President lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. About 5,000 people attend the ceremony annually.

In 1971, Congress declared Memorial Day a national holiday to be celebrated on the last Monday of May. Several southern states, however, have an additional, separate day for honoring the Confederate war dead: January 19 in Texas; April 26 in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi; May 10 in South Carolina; and June 3 in Louisiana and Tennessee.


2015 EVENT 

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge # 97
Powell’s Portable Toilets
Community Chevrolet
B.P.O. Elks Lodge # 219
Froggy WUZZ Majic
Knights of Columbus # 388
Dillman Auto Body
 French Creek Recreational Society
Noon Time Rotary Club
Meadville Tribune
Lions Club
Marquette Savings Bank
 Mercer County State Bank
Travaglini Enterprises
City of Meadville
VFW Post # 2006 \



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