Oxford Memorial Day
Remembrance Walk and Ceremony
May 29th 10 am
Walk With Us. The 2023 Memorial Day Remembrance Walk will begin at Oxford Memorial Park. Step off at 10 am. We invite families, walking groups and Veterans to join as a community and walk from Oxford Memorial Park to Pine Street and into the Oxford Memorial Cemetery, where the American Legion Post 535 will conduct their Memorial Day Ceremony. Our silent walk will be accompanied by the drum cadence of the Oxford Area High School Marching Band. Last year hundreds of people came out to remember and honor. If you are a Veteran, please reach out if you are interested in riding in a vehicle in a place on honor. Email Christine Grove at CGrove@OxfordPAChamber.org
To all our Veterans, we are forever grateful for your service.
Photos by Jim Coarse, Moonloop Photography
What Memorial Day Means to Me?
We asked community members what Memorial Day means to them.
It is with honor and privilege to have served this great nation. My service to this country nearly cost me my life. Instead, I merely sacrificed a leg. And none of it matters on this day because I did not pay the ultimate sacrifice. I got to come home when thousands of my fellow warriors and comrades before me did not. Today is their day. Today we remember the servicemembers who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of the red, white, and blue.
This is the day we pay homage to all those who didn’t come home. This is not Veterans Day, it’s not a celebration, it is a day of solemn contemplation over the cost of freedom.
For my most influential High School teachers emphatically rehearsing, and helping me to understand the importance of General John Logan’s Order #11… then delivering it respectfully.
In polishing my spats and trumpet, honored to play TAPS after the ceremonies benediction, yet to this day, flinching at the sound of the Honor Guard firing those .30 caliber rifles…knowing it was coming, because you have watched your entire life.
Memories of so many Veteran friends our Oxford community has lost throughout the years, our true Hometown Heroes. May we diligently continue to honor them, remind our younger generations, and never forget what they did for us!
In 1991 as a senior at OAHS, Scott read Logan’s Order #11 at the Oxford Memorial Day event.
Lance Corporal Jeffrey A. Sanders, United States Marine Corps, Purple Heart Recipient