Robert H. Hoke, Post 272
Linglestown American Legion
505 North Mountain Road
Linglestown, PA 17112
The Robert H. Hoke American Legion Post 272 in Linglestown will conduct a Memorial Day Salute to honor our fallen military at 1:00 p.m. on May 25, 2020. The Salute, led by the Legion Honor Guard, will start at the Linglestown Fire Hall and will travel a route through the local community. The local community will be able to view this salute from their homes while maintaining social distance. The route will be similar to the Christmas route the fire department conducts in December. The traditional Memorial Day Parade, held every year since 1919, is cancelled and is being replaced by this Memorial Day Salute. Please contact the Post Commander Rod O'Connor for further information.
Fellow Legionnaires, Monday May 25th, Memorial Day was one of the most successful parades we've conducted. It started out as a simple and low keyed event to memorialize our nations war dead. As it turned out, the community totally embraced our efforts and recognized our Legion as a true leader of our community. Those of us who had the privilege of being in the salute truly recognized the patriotism that was displayed throughout the community. Members of the community stated "We needed this" and we were there to provide a salute to our war dead and to provide an opportunity for the community to express their patriotism. I'd like to thank all participants to include our Honor Guard, The American Legion Auxiliary, The Sons of the American Legion, The American Legion Riders, all convertible car providers, The Lower Paxton Township leadership, The Lower Paxton Township Police Department, Representative Scott Perry, Senator John DiSanto and especially Chief Bill Payne of the Linglestown Fire Department.
My goal for next year is to continue to honor our WWII veterans with an expanded salute at the Linglestown Flag Pole. Thank you all for your help and participation and I look forward to leading our Post through this recovery and throughout the next year.