Memorial Day services announced for the area

Whitney Vickers | Greene County News Beavercreek Fairborn and Jamestown will each host Memorial Day ceremonies Monday May 28

Memorial Day services announced for the area

Pismo Pier Annual Memorial Day Ceremony: Dozens are expected to attend the event which at 11 a.m. Speakers and music will pay tribute to those lost in battle. The goal of this event is to remember and honor the sacrifice and commitment to freedom of fallen venters by placing small American Flags on each grave site. The parade begins at 10 a.m.at the corner of Lee and Cortland streets. The national anthem will be performed by Tim Rehmer, commander of St. George American Legion Post 1164.

6 p.m. - The Great Scot Parade returns to downtown Greenville to kick off the annual Scottish Games. The VFW in Greensburg annually honors area veterans during the service at the main entrance of the cemetery along Route 136 South. Each year, members of Rolling Thunder gather on Memorial Plaza with members of the Navy Memorial to recognize American veterans and honor service members classified as POWs or MIA. A service will take place at the Veterans' Memorial on the east end of the cemetery immediately after the procession.

The Wadena Legion Post 631 will conduct a Memorial Day service Monday May 28, 2018 at 10:30 AM at the All Veterans Memorial by the Legion Hall.

The names of all veterans who have died within the previous year will be read during the ceremony.

Memorial Day services announced for the area
Memorial Day services announced for the area

Below is a list of weekend events and activities.

In keeping with its longstanding tradition of designating a local veteran as Honorary Grand Marshal of the Memorial Day Parade, the Lockport Parade Committee has selected Evertt Fitchlee as this year's honoree. The course includes a runway at the airport and will help raise money to further enhance the Greenville Downtown Airport's Community Corridor, which includes Runway Park.

Bishop McNamara High School will replant the Ryan Beaupre Memorial Tree at 8:30 a.m. Monday before the start of the annual Ken Klipp Classic 5K run.

"We are doing a salute at the cemeteries for those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, and not only them, but those who have served and are now gone", Wilkin said.

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Retired Marine Lieutenant Colonel Amy McGrath will be the guest speaker for the Monday morning ceremony at the Richmond Cemetery, which begins at 10 a.m. There also will be a flyover.

Chatham: town of Chatham Memorial Day ceremony, 10 a.m., Community Center, 702 Main St. Participants will include members of Chatham VFW and American Legion, the Chatham Coast Guard Color Guard, the Coast Guard Auxiliary and Scout troops.

Although Memorial Day weekend is considered the unofficial beginning of the summer vacation season, it's rooted in a solemn observation: Honoring America's fallen heroes.

OJ Watson Park will be open from 8 a.m.to 10 p.m. with rides open from noon to 8 p.m. Riverside Tennis Center and City of Wichita Golf Courses are open regular hours. The guest speaker will be Army veteran Adam Packham.

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Mt. Pleasant: American Legion Post 446 and VFW Post 3368 parade begins 10:30 a.m. with lineup at 10:15 a.m. on Eagle Street. Music provided by the Altamont Community High School Band.

As we head into Memorial Day weekend, the rows of headstones that mark the final resting place of over 400,000 USA service members should stand as reminders-as should all grave markers at each of our country's 135 national cemeteries-for us to take a moment to set aside our political caterwauling and focus on the objective of the solemn holiday: to honor the men and women who died in battle while serving in the USA military.

¯ The Memorial Day parade in Forestville on Monday will begin at 10 a.m.

Gum Creek Cemetery marks the final resting place of veterans from numerous American wars, with 12 known Civil War veterans and one confirmed Seminole War veteran. This is the approximate schedule of ceremonies: 8:15 a.m., leave the VFW hall; 8:25 a.m., St. Patrick's Cemetery (flagpole); 8:35 a.m., Glenwood Cemetery (circle in new section); 8:45 a.m., Outwater Park; 9 a.m., Ida Fritz Park; 9:15 a.m., Grossi Park (flagpole); 9:30 a.m., Summit Park; 9:45 a.m., Altro Park (flagpole); 10 a.m., Veterans Park (flagpole) / Soldiers and Sailors monument.

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