Memorial Day events honor vets

25 May, 2018, 20:32 | Author: Edward Snyder
  • Memorial Day services announced for the area

Also on Memorial Day will be the 19th annual "Ride to Remember". Event will feature free barbecue lunch, displays of military equipment, go-karts and children's activities, raffle, auto show and chance to send video message to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. The outreach is scheduled from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m.at Thunderbird Park located at 20700 Wichita Road in Apple Valley, just behind the Super Target.

Faces of Freedom Memorial Day Ceremony and Celebration: About 1,000 people are expected to come out for a tribute with music and speakers starting at 12 p.m.at the memorial in Atascadero Lake Park.

4 p.m. - The Clemson Corps will host a community-wide service honoring America's military dead from all wars on Sunday at Clemson University's Scroll of Honor Memorial. Cemetery for a ceremony at 11 a.m.

For more information, follow the Community Memorial Day Parade on Facebook or contact Tompkins at 940-7092.

9 a.m. - Effingham American Legion Post 120 and Auxiliary will host Memorial Day services at St. Anthony Cemetery, along with Theodore J. Hoffman VFW Post 1769 and Auxiliary and Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 7 and Auxiliary, Effingham. It's a free event open to the public with food and drinks, a short ceremony, and a vintage military aircraft flyover.

Memorial Day will be a day of solitude at the Veterans Plaza.

Below is a list of weekend events and activities.

This photograph shows some of the veteran memorial banners that were recently placed in downtown Greenfield.

In 1971, Congress declared Memorial Day a national holiday which is to be celebrated on the last Monday in May.




This year, the event has added awareness of Scouts in the community to the venue.

At 9:30 a.m. Monday, music will start, followed by a 10:30 a.m. Capt. Ed Rogland of the Pennsylvania National Guard is keynote speaker. Organizations and parties interested in participating in the parade should gather at the Chalker building at 10 a.m. Flag-raising ceremony at 10:45 a.m. and the parade begins at 11 a.m.

ASHTABULA COUNTY Conneaut - Parade, Monday, 10 a.m., from the American Legion on Broad Street and marching down Main Street.

Eastham: A Memorial Day breakfast to honor all who have served will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m.at Orleans-Eastham Elks Lodge, 10 McKoy Road. During this process, each year, it is hard not to think about the sacrifices made by many of these Veterans in the service of our Country. The memorial service will feature the placing of a wreath, the playing of "Taps" and the dedication of two new stones on the Scroll of Honor Memorial.

Following the parade, a half hour memorial service will be held at the Kentwood chapter of Disabled American Memorial Park at 355 48 St. SE. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. on May 28. Featured speaker is Chief Master Sgt. Troy Abel, superintendent, Mission Support Group, 190th Air Refueling Wing. Pleasant High School Band will perform.

The guest speaker for this year's Walton County Memorial Day Service will be Thomas T. Remington, who served as a U.S. Army infantry platoon commander in Vietnam.

The parade will take place on Monday, May 28, 2018, from 2 to 4 pm The parade will be preceded by musical performances and ceremonies at the checkpoint at 1 pm at the National Archives on the corner of Seventh Street NW and Constitution Avenue NW.

Afterward, historian Ken Gough will be be on hand to talk about Civil War-era graves in the cemetery. 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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