German-American Steuben Parade is set for Saturday


The 42nd an­nu­al Ger­man-Amer­ic­an Steuben Parade will take place this Sat­urday be­gin­ning at noon.

The route will travel along Frank­ford Av­en­ue, from Rhawn Street to St. Vin­cent Street.

The grand mar­shal will be U.S. Army Col. Sam Hayes, com­mand­er of the 56th Stryker Bri­gade Com­bat Team, 28th In­fantry Di­vi­sion, Hor­sham Air Guard Sta­tion.

The event is named in memory of Gen. Friedrich Wil­hem von Steuben, who trained the Con­tin­ent­al Army at Val­ley Forge and aided the Amer­ic­an colon­ies in win­ning the Re­volu­tion­ary War.

Be­fore the parade, there will be an ecu­men­ic­al ser­vice at 10 a.m. at St. Mat­thew Cath­ol­ic Church, at Cottman Av­en­ue and Bat­tersby Street.

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