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Memorial Day in Butler

Gary Henry of the American Legion Riders salutes during the playing of Taps by the Bantam Marine Corps Detachment at the Memorial Day Ceremony at Diamond Park after the Butler Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle

The Butler County Memorial Day Parade kicked off at 10:40 a.m. Monday on Main Street in Butler. The parade was followed by a ceremony in Diamond Park.

Butler County Veteran of the Year, Carl "Skip" Hesidenz, addresses those who attended a Memorial Day Ceremony at Diamond Park after the Butler Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27, reminding them that it is not a day to celebrate but to mourn those who have fallen. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
The Bantam Marine Corps Detachment member Don Paserba salutes during playing of Taps at the Memorial Day Ceremony at Diamond Park after the Butler Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
LeRoy Bunyan removes his cover during a prayer at the Memorial Day Ceremony at Diamond Park after the Butler Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Warren Mitchell bows his head during a prayer at the Memorial Day Ceremony at Diamond Park after the Butler Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Butler County Veteran of the Year, Carl "Skip" Hesidenz, removes his cover during a prayer at the Memorial Day Ceremony at Diamond Park after the Butler Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
The Bantam Marine Corps Detachment member Don Paserba salutes during playing of Taps at the Memorial Day Ceremony at Diamond Park after the Butler Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Civil Air Patrol Captain David Harrison, center, salutes during the playing of Taps by the Bantam Marine Corps Detachment at the Memorial Day Ceremony at Diamond Park after the Butler Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Butler Township Commissioner Sam Zurzolo salutes during the playing of Taps at the Memorial Day Ceremony at Diamond Park after the Butler Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
The Bantam Marine Corps Detachment member Don Paserba salutes during playing of Taps at the Memorial Day Ceremony at Diamond Park after the Butler Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
The Butler High School Golden Tornado Marching Band played in the Butler Memorial Day Parade along Main Street on Monday, May 27. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
The Butler High School Golden Tornado Marching Band played in the Butler Memorial Day Parade along Main Street on Monday, May 27. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Butler Area School District JROTC march down Main Street during the Butler Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Several vehicles decorated in patriotic attire participated in the Butler Memorial Day Parade along Main Street on Monday, May 27. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Civil Air Patrol march down Main Street during the Butler Memorial Day Parade on Main Street on Monday, May 27. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Several emergency vehicles participated in the Butler Memorial Day Parade along Main Street on Monday, May 27. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
The Marine Corps League present arms at the Butler Memorial Day Parade on Main Street on Monday, May 27. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
The Marine Corps League present arms at the Butler Memorial Day Parade on Main Street on Monday, May 27. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
The Butler High School Golden Tornado Marching Band played in the Butler Memorial Day Parade along Main Street on Monday, May 27. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
The Butler High School Golden Tornado Marching Band played in the Butler Memorial Day Parade along Main Street on Monday, May 27. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
The Butler High School Golden Tornado Marching Band played in the Butler Memorial Day Parade along Main Street on Monday, May 27. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
VFW 778 and VFW 249 carry the American Flag down Main Street during the Butler Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Butler Fair Queen Kendyl Steighner waves to the crowd during the Butler Memorial Day Parade along Main Street on Monday, May 27. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
VFW 778 and VFW 249 carry the American Flag down Main Street during the Butler Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Several motorcyclists displaying the American flag and flags of each military branch participated in the Butler Memorial Day Parade along Main Street on Monday, May 27. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
The Marine Corps League is lead by a Butler Police Car to kick off the Butler Memorial Day Parade on Main Street on Monday, May 27. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Butler Township Commissioner Edward Natali waves to the crowd during the Butler Memorial Day Parade on Main Street on Monday, May 27. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Butler Area School District JROTC march down Main Street during the Butler Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
VFW 778 and VFW 249 carry the American Flag down Main Street during the Butler Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Several motorcyclists displaying the American flag and flags of each military branch participated in the Butler Memorial Day Parade along Main Street on Monday, May 27. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Civil Air Patrol march down Main Street during the Butler Memorial Day Parade on Main Street on Monday, May 27. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
VFW 778 and VFW 249 carry the American Flag down Main Street during the Butler Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
The Marine Corps League present arms during the Butler Memorial Day Parade on Main Street on Monday, May 27. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
VFW 778 and VFW 249 carry the American Flag down Main Street during the Butler Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
VFW 778 and VFW 249 carry the American Flag down Main Street during the Butler Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Butler Area School District JROTC march down Main Street during the Butler Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Civil Air Patrol march down Main Street during the Butler Memorial Day Parade on Main Street on Monday, May 27. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Percheron horses pull a "fallen soldier" during the Butler Memorial Day Parade on Main Street on Monday, May 27. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Several vehicles decorated in patriotic attire participated in the Butler Memorial Day Parade along Main Street on Monday, May 27. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
The Marine Corps League is lead by a Butler Police Car to kick off the Butler Memorial Day Parade on Main Street on Monday, May 27. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
The American flag flies high over W. Diamond Street during the Butler Memorial Day Parade on Main Street on Monday, May 27. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle

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