Area Memorial Day Weekend events set

Memorial Day events, parades planned across Washtenaw County

Memorial Day events, parades planned across Washtenaw County

The Harrison American Legion Post 282 and the VFW Post 340 will host a Memorial Day Service today at 6 p.m., in Roosevelt Park-Veteran's Plaza. Richard Kennedy, commander of the Stratford Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9460, said the ceremony will feature speeches from Mayor Laura Hoydick and police Chief Joe McNeil.

Peak travel times for the Memorial Day weekend are expected to occur between noon and 8 p.m. on both Friday and Monday. Military service provided by Biglerville American Legion Post 262.

Sunday, May 27, Memorial Day services will be held at the outlying cemeteries. The meeting is open to the public, and the presentation is free.

10 a.m., York Springs Memorial Day Service will be held at Sunnyside Cemetery. There will then be a drawing for a gun raffle at 3 p.m.

3 p.m., Meet at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Biglerville, travel to cemetery for services, music and speaker Robert Weaver, essay victor.

Claridon Township will hold a Memorial Day parade and veterans appreciation. Locations are as follows: 8:45 a.m., Middleport Levy; 9 a.m., Middleport Riverview Cemetery; 9:15 a.m., Bradford Cemetery; 9:30 a.m., Middleport Hill Cemetery; 10:15 a.m., Addison Cemetery; 10:30 a.m., Cheshire Gravel Hill Cemetery; 11 a.m., Middleport Gravel Hill Cemetery; 11:15 a.m., Stewart-Bennett Park Middleport; 12:30 p.m., Howell Hill Cemetery; and 1 p.m. Burlingham Cemetery. The ceremony will be followed by a procession to the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion posts for brief remarks at 8:30 a.m. Following the memorial ceremony, everyone is invited to return to the post building on Central Avenue to honor recently deceased post members and for a flag disposal ceremony.

In Marietta, VFW Post 5108 will hold the first program beginning at Harmar Elementary School.

The Glacier Highlands Memorial Day parade starts at 10 a.m. Monday, May 28 at Greenbrier Park and ends at 11 Glacier Highlands Park. A ceremony will follow at Main Street Park. Decoration Day 1868 will be the theme to honor veterans. There will be a flag retirement ceremony at AL Post 64 Home, also at Eighth and Wooster streets, following the ceremony.

Anyone wishing to be part of the parade should be in line on Dochter Street before 10:45 a.m.

In Belpre, the Memorial Day program will be 11 a.m. Monday at Leavitt Funeral Home in Belpre, at the flagpole and veterans memorial dedicated in 2007. Immediately following the service, refreshments will be served at the Harrison/East Newark Elks Lodge, across the Street on Harrison Ave. The speaker will be Amanda Ingram, USAR. In case of rain the ceremony will take place at Harvard High School, 1103 N. Jefferson St. The parade will then move toward Waterford on the other side of the Muskingum River. Davidson County Commissioner Fred McClure, a veteran, will serve as a guest speaker. A service will take place in the adjacent Boalsburg Cemetery at 6 p.m.

The Chelsea Memorial Day parade kicks off at 10 a.m. Monday at the municipal park lot downtown. Veterans, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are welcome to march in the parade. The parade's marshal is John Fazekas, a World War II veteran and longtime Hackettstown resident. The parade will end at the Waterford Cemetery with another ceremony for veterans.

MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY AND PARADE, 9 a.m., starting at the Waterfront Hotel & Marina by the Chapel Hill Bridge, Johnsburg. Following the concert, military honors will be accorded at the honor roll by the American Legion Edward Arthur Rafferty Post No. 632's Honor Guard. Following the service, a wreath-laying ceremony will be held at Oakdale Cemetery in Leetonia at the grave site on Medal of Honor recipient Ralph E. Dias.

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