Published: Fri, May 25, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Ceremonies to mark Memorial Day

Ceremonies to mark Memorial Day

Following the parade, there will be a ceremony of remembrance and grand reopening of Veterans Memorial Park led by the United Veterans Council of Kent County. 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 route will be from Monroe Avenue and Lyon Street and ending at Veterans Memorial Park on Fulton Street and Sheldon Boulevard.

American Legion Post 208 will be organizing the Memorial Day parade in Kentwood this year. From noon to 3 p.m., exhibit, walking tours and community sing commemorating World War I. Also trolley tours and horse-and-carriage rides.

The ceremony will honor the 125 veterans interred there.

Pine Mountain Cemetery Ceremony: Local veterans and residents are invited to a ceremony at the cemetery at 11 a.m.

A Peace Rally event will take place at 1 p.m. Monday at the Gates of Heaven building, 302 E. Gorham St., in James Madison Park.

American Legion Post 766 will hold a Memorial Day service at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the plaque adjacent to the post on Broadway. The Wall will be open to the public 24 hours a day through 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Mashpee: Ceremony will be at 10 a.m.in Veterans Garden in Mashpee Community Park, 13 Great Neck Road North.

While the majority of us see the three-day weekend as a time to kick back, relax and celebrate the beginning of summer, we must ensure the sacrifices of America's fallen heroes who fought and died to protect our nation's principles are never forgotten. Entertainment includes a live, 30-minute performance by Lady Gaga tribute artist Renee Nicole Gray and dancing to the futuristic sounds of 570 Events. The parade begins at 10 a.m. and goes from Fourth and Washington streets to Lake View Cemetery. "It's trying to remember the sacrifices that were made by those who served".

The ceremony will begin with a Shoshone opening prayer and a 21 gun salute, followed by speakers and a flag raising.

Memorial Day services announced for the area
St. Paul area Memorial Day events

Sunday - American Legion Bixby-Hansen Post No. 171 of Union Grove will hold its annual pilgrimage to local cemeteries by the Honor Guard. Both breakfast and flag placement begin at 9 a.m. A memorial ceremony will be held at the cemetery after the parade.

At 7 p.m. Sunday, May 27, the National Park Service will host the Navy Band Northwest Brass Quintet performing to honor veterans at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center at Rocky Mountain National Park, on US 36 just west of Estes Park. At each location, there is a brief memorial service at the graves of departed comrades.

A program at the Courthouse at 11 a.m. will include speaker Nicholas Zellner of Kewaunee High School, the high school band, invocation by Rev. Dr. John Wallace, and the reading of the Roll of Honor recognizing all Kewaunee County veterans who have passed away since last Memorial Day. The guest speaker will be retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Ronald Sampson, a Hillsboro High School graduate who flew combat missions in Vietnam and retired in 1997 after 30 years on active duty.

Lt. Col. Troy Reeves, the senior Army instructor with the Crosby JROTC, is the guest speaker and Pastor Jerry Hovator will also say a few words.

Should the Memorial Day Celebration be canceled due to severe weather, a public service announcement will be broadcast on WNOS FM 103.9 at 10 a.m.

Hyannis: John F. Kennedy Memorial Trust Fund Committee's annual Memorial Day ceremony, 12:15 p.m., John F. Kennedy Memorial on Ocean Street (next to Veterans Park Beach).

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.

Elburn has a parade being hosted by American Legion Post 630, which begins at 10 a.m.at Lions Park. The Clarke County High School Band and Choir will provide prelude and postlude selections and the National Anthem.

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