Daddow-Isaacs American Legion Post 672 salutes veterans with a Memorial Day Ceremony

By Eileen Godin - egodin@timesleader.com
Members of Cub Scout Pack 281 Dallas salute during the National Anthem at the Memorial Day Ceremony. - Tony Callaio | For Dallas Post
State Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) addresses a large gathering at the Chapel Lawn Memorial Park at the Daddow-Isaacs Dallas American Legion Post 672’s Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 28. - Tony Callaio | For Dallas Post
Nicole Guest, American Legion Wilkes-Barre Medical Center Deputy Rep., speaks during the Memorial Day Ceremony. - Tony Callaio | For Dallas Post
The Dallas High School Marching Band performs a selection of patriotic songs at the Memorial Day Ceremony at Chapel Lawn Memorial Park in Dallas on Monday. - - Tony Callaio | For Dallas Post
Daddow-Isaacs American Legion Post 672 Chaplin John Kelley places a Memorial Wreath during the Memorial Dallas Ceremony at Chapel Lawn Memorial Park in Dallas on May 28. - - Tony Callaio | For Dallas Post

DALLAS — The Dallas High School Marching Band filled the air with patriotic tunes during the Daddow-Isaacs American Legion Post 672’s Memorial Day Ceremony at Chapel Lawn Memorial Park May 28.

The event takes the place of the annual Dallas Memorial Day parade, which was canceled due to the construction of the roundabout, according to Daddow-Isaacs American Legion Post 672 1st Vice Commander John M. Emil Sr.

The Memorial Day Ceremony featured a variety of speakers, including Nicole Guest, a District 12 Veterans Affair representative; state Sen. Lisa Baker, R-Lehman Township; state Rep. Karen Boback, R-Harveys Lake; and the Rev. William Lewis, a former minister of the Dallas United Methodist Church.

Also, Daddow-Isaacs American Legion Post 672 Chaplin John Kelley placed a Memorial Wreath to honor all deceased veterans.

Emil Sr. hopes the Post can resume the annual Memorial Day Parade in 2019.

The parade route started at the American Legion, located at 730 Memorial Hwy. in Dallas, and headed to the center of Dallas, the current site of the roundabout construction. The roundabout construction involves the intersection of Route 415 and Machell Avenue, Main, Lake and Church streets in Dallas Borough.

Members of Cub Scout Pack 281 Dallas salute during the National Anthem at the Memorial Day Ceremony.
https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_MemDay1.jpgMembers of Cub Scout Pack 281 Dallas salute during the National Anthem at the Memorial Day Ceremony. Tony Callaio | For Dallas Post

State Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) addresses a large gathering at the Chapel Lawn Memorial Park at the Daddow-Isaacs Dallas American Legion Post 672’s Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 28.
https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_MemDay2.jpgState Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) addresses a large gathering at the Chapel Lawn Memorial Park at the Daddow-Isaacs Dallas American Legion Post 672’s Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 28. Tony Callaio | For Dallas Post

Nicole Guest, American Legion Wilkes-Barre Medical Center Deputy Rep., speaks during the Memorial Day Ceremony.
https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_MemDay3.jpgNicole Guest, American Legion Wilkes-Barre Medical Center Deputy Rep., speaks during the Memorial Day Ceremony. Tony Callaio | For Dallas Post

The Dallas High School Marching Band performs a selection of patriotic songs at the Memorial Day Ceremony at Chapel Lawn Memorial Park in Dallas on Monday.
https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_MemDay4.jpgThe Dallas High School Marching Band performs a selection of patriotic songs at the Memorial Day Ceremony at Chapel Lawn Memorial Park in Dallas on Monday. Tony Callaio | For Dallas Post

Daddow-Isaacs American Legion Post 672 Chaplin John Kelley places a Memorial Wreath during the Memorial Dallas Ceremony at Chapel Lawn Memorial Park in Dallas on May 28.
https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_MemDay5.jpgDaddow-Isaacs American Legion Post 672 Chaplin John Kelley places a Memorial Wreath during the Memorial Dallas Ceremony at Chapel Lawn Memorial Park in Dallas on May 28. Tony Callaio | For Dallas Post

By Eileen Godin

egodin@timesleader.com

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