Thursday, May 24, 2001

Memorial Day activities




The Cincinnati Enquirer

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

HAMILTON COUNTY

        Anderson Township: A vetrans memorial ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Cemetery on Sutton Road. Hamilton County Judge Ethna Cooper will speak. There will be a 21-gun salute by 107th Cavalry, and a flyover by the Cincinnati Warbirds. Park in the Coney Island parking lot (opposite the main gate to Coney) and take a shuttle to and from the cemetery.

        Blue Ash: Parade begins at 10:15 a.m. Monday near Reed Hartman Highway and Cooper Road, and will travel east on Cooper, south on Kenwood and east on Hunt to the Veterans Memorial, where ceremonies will be held. The 122nd Army Band from Columbus will play. The Sycamore High School and the Moeller High School marching bands also will perform.

        Colerain Township: Crown Hill Memorial Park, 11825 Pippin Road, will present services for families on Sunday, and for veterans Monday. Programs begin at 1 p.m.

        Delhi Township: Ceremony will begin at noon Sunday at the memorial near the Delhi Township Administration Building, 934 Neeb Road. A cookout donated by Delhi Amvets will follow.

        Glendale: Parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Glendale Elementary School and will wind through the village to the War Memorial on Sharon Road. Sections of Congress and Sharon roads will be closed from 9 a.m. until noon.

        Indian Hill: Armstrong Chapel, 5125 Drake Road, will hold an observance at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Boy Scout Troop 502 will raise the flag, and the Indian Hill High School Brass Ensemble will play.

[photo] SPIFFING UP: Florence public works employee Paul Wilson vacuum-cleans the fountain in front of the city government building Wednesday. A Memorial Day observance will take place there.


(Patrick Reddy photo)
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        Loveland: American Legion Post 256, VFW Post 5749 and VFW Post 5354 will sponsor an observance Monday. The parade will assemble at Loveland Elementary School on Loveland-Madeira Road at 9 a.m., Services will be held at Veterans Loveland Memorial, West Loveland Avenue and Riverside Drive, at 9:30 a.m. U.S. Army Capt. Bill Miller, a decorated veteran of Vietnam, will speak.

        Mount Healthy: Parade will begin at 2 p.m. Monday and will travel from Adams Road south on Hamilton Avenue, east on Kinney and north on Perry to Veterans Memorial on McMakin. A memorial service will follow. Also, American Legion Post 513 will sell balloons. Proceeds go to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

        Mount Washington: American Legion Post 484 will sponsor a parade at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Participants should meet on Oxford Avenue next to Stanbery Park at 10:15. A ceremony will follow. Post 484 also will conduct ceremonies at grave sites in five cemeteries before the parade, and at the Mount Washington Cemetery immediately after the parade. Anyone wishing to accompany the drill squad to the cemeteries may ride with them on the bus leaving Post 484 at 7 a.m.

        North College Hill: Parade begins at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Thriftway parking lot, 1535 W. Galbraith Road, and follow this route: Goodman Avenue, Hamilton Avenue, Centerridge Avenue, LaBoiteaux Avenue, Galbraith Road east to the City Hall. A ceremony and dedication of a new monument will follow. The parade will feature American Legion, Civil Air Patrol, VFW, Korean War veterans, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, 55 mobile units and the high school marching band.

        Reading-Lockland-Arlington Heights: The Mill Creek Valley parade will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday in Lockland, following Benson Street and Reading Road to Reading Cemetery. The Halker-Flege Post 69 American Legion Band will play.

        Springfield Township: Arlington Memorial Gardens, 2145 Compton Road, will hold a flag raising ceremony at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Thomas E. Wood Memorial Flag Pole near Arlington's Administration Building. Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge Karla Grady will speak. Members of the Wesley Werner American Legion Post #513 will participate. A brass duet from Mount Healthy High School will provide music for the ceremony.

BUTLER COUNTY

        Fairfield: A parade will begin at 12:45 p.m. Monday at the VFW Hall, 1367 Hicks Blvd., and will end at the new Fairfield Veterans Memorial Park, 701 Wessel Drive, where there will be a park dedication ceremony. Music by the Hamilton-Fairfield Concert Band, a color guard presentation, helicopter flyover and rifle salute are planned.

        Middletown: AKSteel will hold a free concert Monday from 3-8 p.m. at the AK Steel Pavilion at Bicentennial Commons, 703 Curtis St. Music includes blues, rock, jazz and Americana. Parking is available at the Middletown Tennis Club and adjacent lots.

        West Chester: The West Chester VFW Post 7696 will hold a parade and memorial service at 10 a.m. Monday, beginning at Union Elementary School, 8735 Cincinnati-Dayton Road and ending at Brookside cemetery, behind the police station. Also, the West Chester Presbyterian Church, 8930 Cincinnati-Dayton Road will hold a service at 10 a.m. Sunday.
CLERMONT COUNTY

        Batavia: Parade kicks off at 11:30 a.m. Monday from 140 W. Main St.

        New Richmond: American Legion Post 550 and VFW Post 6770 will hold services at 12:30 p.m. Monday at Veterans Memorial on Susanna Way.

       WARREN COUNTY

        South Lebanon: Parade kicks off at 11 a.m. Monday at the South Lebanon Fire Station on West Pike Street.

NORTHERN KENTUCKY

        Alexandria: Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John Lutheran Church on Lower Tug Fork Road. Services at 11:30 at the Camp Springs fire station.

        Dayton: Parade begins 10:30 a.m. Monday at Veterans Monument on Sixth Avenue. Parade travels through Dayton to Bellevue Veterans Club on Fairfield Avenue.

        Independence: Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Delaware Crossing Drive near Madison Pike, ends at St. Cecilia Cemetery.

        Park Hills: Parade begins 11:30 a.m. Monday at Northern Kentucky University, Covington Campus. Route concludes at Park Drive.

        Taylor Mill: Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, 5335 Old Taylor Mill Road.

        —Compiled by Jaclyn Giovis and Ray Schaefer

       

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