Sunday, May 28, 2000

Northern Kentucky

Memorial Day observances

        Thousands of people will gather in cemeteries and along city streets this weekend for observances and parades to mark Memorial Day. Here is a list of activities in Northern Kentucky communities:

Boone County
        Florence: The Boone County Memorial Day Parade starts at 10 a.m. Monday at Boone County High School on Ky. 18, and proceeds to the Florence Government Center on Ewing Boulevard. After the parade, there will be a service at the Boone County Veterans Memorial at the government center.

        Walton: A Memorial Day Service and grave decoration will begin at 9 a.m. Monday at Walton Cemetery. The service will include Memorial Day reflections by Kelly Fulmer and a rendition of “America the Beautiful” by Ernie Arnold of Zion Baptist Church.

Campbell County
        Alexandria: The Memorial Day parade will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at Campbell County Middle School, U.S. 27 and Washington Street. This year, the observance will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the start of the Korean War. Service after the parade will feature remarks by U.S. Rep. Ken Lucas, D-Ky., at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post on U.S. 27.

        Bellevue/Dayton: The 71st annual Dayton-Bellevue Memorial Day Parade will start at 10:30 a.m. Monday, with assembly at 10 a.m. The parade will form on Sixth Avenue at Main Street in Dayton, go west on Sixth Avenue to Fairfield Avenue, and west on Fairfield Avenue to the Bellevue Veterans Club.

        Prayers and services will be at the following times and locations: 9:30 a.m. at the Bellevue city building, 10 a.m. at the Dayton Monument, and 11:30 a.m. at the Bellevue Veterans Club.

        Highland Heights: The Memorial Day Ceremony will start at 9 a.m. Monday at Veterans Park, Veterans Drive and U.S. 27. The ceremony will include a flag raising and the placing of a wreath by officers of the Highland Heights Police Department.

        Newport: The Memorial Day Parade will start at 9 a.m. Monday at the Campbell County Courthouse, Fourth and York streets, with assembly at 8 a.m. The parade will go south on York Street to Sixth Street, east on Sixth Street to Monmouth Street, and south on Monmouth Street to 10th Street, ending at the city building at 10th and Monmouth streets.

        Also on Memorial Day, the World Peace Bell at 4th and York Streets will ring at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.

        Southgate: The Memorial Day parade begins at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Electric and Bluegrass streets, follows Electric to Blatt Street, goes left on Blatt past Southgate Elementary to Evergreen Street, right on Evergreen to Walnut Street, right on Walnut to Electric, and left on Electric to Temple. The parade will be followed by a ceremony at the intersection of Electric and Evergreen streets, where a wreath will be placed at the war memorial.

Kenton County
        Covington:         A Memorial Day Parade also will take place 2 p.m. Monday. It starts at Holmes High School and ends at Linden Grove Cemetery.

        Crescent Springs: From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, the Kenton County Veterans Memorial Committee will collect money for the upkeep of the Kenton County Veterans Memorial Park in Crescent Springs.

        Crestview: The Memorial Day parade will begin at 9 a.m. Monday, with assembly at 8:30 a.m. at Cline Elementary School on old Alexandria Pike. The parade will end with a ceremony at the flagpole at Uhl Road and Dodsworth Lane.

        Erlanger: A Memorial Day Parade sponsored by the Ralph Fulton Veterans of Foreign Wars post starts at the U-Haul parking lot off Dixie Highway in Elsmere, with staging between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Monday. The parade starts at 9 a.m., and includes a stop at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Commonwealth Avenue and Dixie Highway, before ending at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

        Fort Wright: A veterans memorial dedication service will be at 9 a.m. Monday at the Fort Wright City building, 409 Kyles Lane. The program will include a flag-raising ceremony, invocations, choral music, and the unveiling of the recently constructed Veterans Memorial.

        A joint Fort Wright/Park Hills parade will start at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Fort Wright city building. It will end at Park and Amsterdam Roads in Park Hills, with a flag-raising ceremony and memorial dedication.

        Independence: Members of the local American Legion post will lead the Independence Memorial Day Parade, starting at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Simon Kenton High School. It will proceed north on Ky. 17 to the Kenton County Courthouse in Independence. En route, it will make two brief stops at the Independence Cemetery and St. Cecilia Cemetery.

        The parade will end at the courthouse, where there will be a memorial service and a salute fired.

        Ludlow-Bromley: The Ludlow-Bromley Memorial Day Parade starts at 11 a.m. Monday at Elm and Carneal streets, with assembly at 10 a.m. There will be a dedication to Ludlow and Bromley war veterans. The parade will end at Bromley's memorial at Pike and Pleasant streets.

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