Monday, May 28, 2001

Memorial Day events

The Cincinnati Enquirer

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


        Blue Ash: Parade begins at 10:15 a.m. today 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.

        Glendale: Parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. today 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. today. Boy Scout Troop 502 will raise the flag, and the Indian Hill High School Brass Ensemble will play.

        Loveland: American Legion Post 256, VFW Post 5749, 5354 and 9035 will sponsor an observance today. 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. Following the ceremony, services will be held at 11:15 a.m. at Maineville Cemetery and 11:45 a.m. at Kerr Cemetery.

        Mount Healthy: Parade will begin at 2 p.m. today 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. today. 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.

        Reading-Lockland-Arlington Heights: The Mill Creek Valley annual parade will begin at 9 a.m. today in Lockland, following Benson Street and Reading Road to Reading Cemetery. At 5 p.m. tonight there will be live music in Koenig Park.

        Silverton-Sycamore Township-Deer Park: Parade will begin at 9:45 a.m. today at the Silverton Veterans Memorial, Highland Avenue and Montgomery Road. At 10 a.m. the parade will move over Montgomery and Plainfield Roads onto Blue Ash Road, to Chamberlain Park, where a second service will take place. The parade will proceed along Blue Ash Road to Sycamore Road, west to Bechtold Park, where the last service will be conducted.

        Terrace Park: Parade begins at 10 a.m. today at Terrace Park Elementary School, 723 Elm Ave., and will finish on the Village Green. Services honoring World War II veterans will follow. Mariemont High School Band and the Village Band will play.

        Fairfield: A parade will begin at 12:45 p.m. today 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: AK Steel will hold a free concert today 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. today, beginning at Union Elementary School, 8735 Cincinnati-Dayton Road and ending at Brookside cemetery, behind the police station.

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

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

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


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

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

        Florence: The parade will begin at 10 a.m. today at Boone County High School, and will proceed to the Boone County Veterans Memorial on the campus of the Florence Government Center. Immediately after the parade (approximately 11 a.m.) there will be a program honoring veterans featuring Gary Griesser, motivational speaker and soloist. At the conclusion of the formal program, the Hebron Lutheran Band will present a concert on the Plaza, and the Boone County Businessman's Association will provide refreshments to all veterans.

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

        Ludlow: Parade begins at 11 a.m. today at the corner of Elm and Carneal streets.

        Newport: Parade will begin at 9 a.m. today at the County Courthouse, Fourth 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 No. 5662 will conduct a ceremony honoring all veterans.

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

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


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