All posts by JohnC

Memorial Day Ceremony 2022

The Conemaugh Valley Veterans held their annual Memorial Day ceremony on Saturday, May 28, 2022, at Veterans Park adjacent to the Cambria County War Memorial Arena.

John Brown, President of the Conemaugh Valley Veterans, speaks of the importance of Memorial Day.
Conemaugh Valley Veteran Jessie Mullen is the keynote speaker and discusses why Memorial Day is so meaningful for her.
Conemaugh Valley Veterans Harry Muncert and Josh Hauser placed the wreath and render a hand salute.
VFW Post No. 155 Ritual Team fires rifle volleys in memory of the fallen.
VFW Post No. 155 member Frank Dreikorn plays Taps.
Members of the Conemaugh Valley Veterans

Haynes Street Bridge Dedication to Harry M. Plows

Video courtesy of Kate Plows, granddaughter of Harry Plows

Marty Kuhar of the Conemaugh Valley Veterans served as Master of Ceremonies
Acoustic singer and songwriter Danny Vavrek, a Marine Veterans, sung the National Anthem and America the Beautiful
Reverend Leo F. Arnone, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy Reserve, provided the invocation and benediction.
Ed Wojnaroski, Founder of the Conemaugh Valley Veterans and former PA State Representative, told the story of Harry Plows marching by himself on Veterans Day and the creation of the Conemaugh Valley Veterans
PA State Representative Jim Rigby, 71st District, read a proclamation honoring Harry Plows
Mayor Frank Janakovic, City of Johnstown, read a proclamation honoring Harry Plows
David Plows, son of Harry Plows, shared World War II stories of his father
Proud members of the Conemaugh Valley Veterans remembered Harry Plows
VFW Post No. 155 Ritual Team conducted the 21 Gun Salute
Bugler Joe Babik, Marine Corps Veteran, performed Taps
Haynes Street Bridge
Haynes Street Bridge
David Plows, son of Harry Plows, and his wife Nance (left) with Mary Lehman, daughter of Harry Plows (right)
American Legion Post 249 Color Guard
Chuck Arnone, Commander of American Legion Post 249, with Color Guard
Dessert at American Legion Post 249 following bride dedication ceremony

Photos courtesy of Kate Plows, granddaughter of Harry Plows

Program from the Harry Plows Bridge Dedication Ceremony