Soldiers And Sailors Memorial Hall Commemorates Memorial Day

Free event 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. celebrates lives of the fallen

Robert Mangino
May 25, 2018 - 2:45 pm
Flags at National Cemetery

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum is celebrating the lives of those who gave all defending our country on Memorial Day.

There will be a ceremony for Pennsylvania service members lost during the war on terrorism at 11 a.m. Monday, May 28.

The 6th Regiment Drum Corps will perform. The ensemble-in-residence Brass Roots will have a concert at 3 p.m.

Soldiers and Sailors president and CEO John McCabe told the KDKA Radio Afternoon News Friday that the day often celebrates the start of summer, but the holiday should not lose its meaning. 

“It’s a day that reminds us we should stop and remember, that’s one of the things that we try to do.”

There will be reverence and summer fun; the event is free and kid-friendly. There will be a bounce house, obstacle course track and patriotic craft table. A caricature artist and Mike the Balloon Guy will also be sketching and stretching throughout the afternoon.

“You can tour the museum for free Check out all the exhibits,” McCabe said. “Learn a little bit about what these service members have gone through all the way back from the Civil War up through today.”

The free event kicks off at 11 a.m. at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum at 4141 Fifth Avenue in Oakland. The festivities will wrap up around 4 p.m.

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