SCOTLAND, Pa. - A Greene Township community is reviving a lapsed tradition, holding its first Memorial Day parade in nearly four decades next week.
The village of Scotland in Franklin County, Pa., held its last Memorial Day parade in 1969, said Charles Ross Fisher, who remembers the town having parades when he returned from service in the South Pacific with the U.S. Navy at the end of World War II.
Fisher recalled that the former fire company in the town ran the parades, along with the Scotland Community Association. Participants often included marching units, rifle squads and the marching band from the Scotland School for Veterans Children.
The parade kicks off at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 12, two weeks before the Memorial Day weekend, but for a sound reason, said Cathy Mohler.