Memorial Day weekend is filled with events and fun

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Line-up for the parade begins at 3 p.m. and the parade starts at 5 p.m. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in the City Hall auditorium.

The Greenup County War Memorial will hold a program Sunday at 2 the War Memorial Park in Wurtland.

A reception will take place in the Atrium building following the ceremony.

For more information, contact Veterans Service Officer Rebecca Jennings at 508-699-0120 or

Monday, 11 a.m. - Non-denominational Memorial Day service at Campbell Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road. Guests attending are asked to bring a lawn chair or folding chair as seating is limited.

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

Financial institutions with personal service will be closed Memorial Day. The event is sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign War Post 805.

11 a.m. - Service at Memory Gardens Cemetery, 2600 Muscatine Ave. Legionnaires placed three wreaths to honor veterans from three conflicts, the Civil War, Spanish-American War and World War I.

Anyone wishing to participate should be at the Fairgrounds by 9:30 a.m.

Throughout the weekend, the Blue Knights KYVIII will bring the Ohio Flags of Honor, a traveling display honoring the fallen service men and women of Ohio. (Drivers willing to help transport people during the parade should be lined up in that parking lot at 9:30 a.m.). The buffet line will open Friday at 4 p.m. and go to 8 p.m. or until the food is gone. The parade will be followed by a ceremony at Cary Veterans Park and conclude before noon.

Master of ceremonies will be Tom Barrett with the Maj. The flags will remain until June 2. The Ogdensburg parade will start at 7:30 a.m., from the firehouse to St. Thomas Cemetery for a memorial service, followed by services at Franklin's Immaculate Conception Cemetery at 8:30 a.m., North Church (Hardyston) Cemetery at 9:15 a.m., and the North Jersey Veterans Cemetery at 9:30 a.m.

Col. Cindy Codispoti of the U.S. Army will be a guest speaker. The parade continued up Narragansett Avenue to the Four Corners cemetery at the intersection of North Road.

This year's event will feature various military aircraft, barring any weather or mechanical issues; bands and representatives from community agencies.

Monday, May 28 marks the 13th annual Memorial Day 5K for Challenge Hearts & Minds.

A parade will form in Coalport on South Main Street. Veterans, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are welcome to march in the parade.

Music is an integral part of most parades, and in the early years, the Rogers High School band and the American Legion drum and bugle corps led the marchers. The bell honors and supports veterans, and Marion Post 298 is in possession of the memorial tribute for this holiday weekend. The national anthem will be sung by Susan and Dylan Phillips. The honor guard will provide a gun salute and Letson will play taps.

Questions may be addressed by calling 570-398-1207 or by calling or texting 570-971-5358. At 10:30 a.m., a service honoring the area's deceased veterans will be held at Woodland/St. John's Cemetery; at that service, the speaker will be Larry Eyre, the commander of Legion Post 432.

Bicentennial of Our State service: 1:30 p.m., Drury-Reynolds Cemetery, 316th St. W., Illinois City. The event will include a memorial ceremony, music and a speech from keynote speaker Corp.

Mayor Shreckengast also will present a special remembrance of the Loganton fire of 1918, a century ago this year. Patriotic music and taps will be provided by Minerva Community Band. The "Rose" Mass will take place at an outdoor altar.

A tractor show will be held at the east end of Loganton before and after the parade.