Memorial Day events canceled in Pittsburgh region due to weather

Memorial Day events in several local communities were canceled because of inclement weather.

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In Bethel Park, the flags were hung and the stage was set, but unfortunately for the municipality, seats remained empty throughout the day as their annual Memorial Day Parade was canceled, due to inclement weather.

“It’s gorgeous, it a beautiful day, we are blessed for sure,” Geri Froehlich said.

With clear skies and sun shining, many residents in Bethel Park told Channel 11 they were looking forward to the annual Memorial Day Parade.

The municipality’s Memorial Day events were scheduled to kick off just before 8 a.m. on Monday and wrap well before noon. Residents like Geri Froehlich told us they look forward to the commemoration.

“They usually are setting up chairs and getting ready to set the stage up there was none of that going on,” she said.

So Froelich was disappointed to see no event, and no rain, this morning.

“It’s really a cool event with the shooting of the riffles it’s a nice way of celebrating and remembering,” Froelich said.

Bethel Park wasn’t the only local municipality that canceled their commemoration across the region, we traveled to Castle Shannon which also canceled along with Smithfield Borough, Emsworth, Armagh Borough, and Elizabeth Borough.

As for Froelich and her loved ones, they commemorated the day in prayer.

“We just come from church. We had a special remembrance service,” Froelich said.

Bethel Park did not confirm if they would reschedule their event.

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