Friday, May 25, 2001

Thousands to honor those who gave lives

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 Northern Kentucky and other Tristate communities.

        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.

        Anderson Township: A veterans memorial ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Cemetery on Sutton Road. 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).

        Cincinnati: A memorial will be dedicated to honor military personnel from Hamilton County who died in Vietnam and Desert Storm at 9:30 a.m. today at Dater High School, 2146 Ferguson Road. Speakers include Gen. Thomas P. O'Brien, Col. Barbara Rounds-Kugler and Col. Stanley Bonta.

Complete listing of events.
        Clifton: A tribute to the Buffalo Soldiers will be held from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Melrose YMCA, 2840 Melrose Ave. Also, the Clifton Avenue Church of the Nazarene, 3722 Clifton Ave., will hold its annual service at 11 a.m. Sunday.

        Covington: Volunteers from various community-service organizations will decorate veteran's graves in the cemeteries of Kenton County in observance of the holiday. The project is sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion, Latonia Squadron 203 in Covington. Volunteers will assemble at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Post, 38th and Winston Avenue, to receive markers and assignments.

        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.

        Delhi Township: Ceremony will begin at noon Sunday at the memorial near the Delhi Township Administration Building, 934 Neeb Road.

        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.

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

        Mount Washington: American Legion Post 484 will sponsor a parade at 10:30 a.m. Monday. A ceremony will follow.

        Newport: Parade will begin at 9 a.m. Monday at the County Courthouse, 4th and York streets. At the conclusion of the parade, at about 9:45 a.m. at the City Building, 10th and Monmouth streets, Lawler-Hanlon VFW Post #5662 will conduct a ceremony honoring all veterans.

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

        Reading-Lockland-Arlington Heights: The Mill Creek Valley parade will begin at 9 a.m. Monday in Lockland, following Benson Street and Reading Road to Reading Cemetery.

        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.

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

        Terrace Park: Parade begins at 10 a.m. Monday at Terrace Park Elementary School, 723 Elm Ave., and will finish on the Village Green.
        —Compiled by Jaclyn Giovis and Ray Schaefer


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