Thursday, May 22, 2003

Memorial Day events


Batavia - A parade and ceremony to honor war dead will begin at 11:30 a.m. Monday. The parade will march up Main Street to the Clermont County Courthouse, pausing at the Eastfork Bridge and Haglage Park for brief services. Groups wishing to participate, call Frank Morrow at 732-7364.

Bethel - Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Old Bethel Church, north of Bantam, on the East Fork State Park property. An American Legion program begins at 11 a.m. in the adjoining cemetery.

Mount Repose - A service will begin at 10:05 a.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church of Milford, 1367 Woodville Pike in Mount Repose. Army Ranger Kyle Smith, will speakabout the day he was seriously injured in Iraq.

New Richmond - Service at 12:30 p.m. Monday at the Veterans Memorial on Susanna Way.


Eden Park - Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #10 will hold their annual service at 10 a.m. Monday at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Eden Park - The Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra, conducted by Sarah Ioannides, will perform its annual Memorial Day Concert at 3 p.m. Monday at Seasongood Pavilion. Free.

Mount Washington - The Mount Washington American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Days are today, Friday and Saturday.Legion members will be handing out the veteran-made paper poppies, and any donations benefit veterans and their families.

On Monday,There will be a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. at the Veterans Monument at Stanbery Park, at Corbly Road and Sutton Avenue.

Winton Place - American Legion Post No. 372 will hold its annual Memorial Day service at 10 a.m. Sunday at Spring Grove Cemetery, 4521 Spring Grove Ave. The Oola Khan Band will give a short concert. Go to the Civil War section near the main gate.

The Sons of Union Veterans will host a memorial service at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Section 21.


Anderson Township - The Cincinnati Warbirds Squadron 18, Inc. will sponsor a "World War II Big Band Dance and USO Show" from 7:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday, at the Moonlite Pavilion. The Tom Daugherty Orchestra's "Swing Canteen" will recreate Glenn Miller's Army Air Corps Band, and there will be prizes for the best period dress and authentic uniforms.

General admission is $10, veterans and current military, $5. Information Web site.

Blue Ash - The 50th Annual Blue Ash Civic League Community Parade will begin at 10:15 a.m. Monday near Cooper Road and Reed Hartman Highway. The parade will end at the Veterans Memorial at Hunt and Cooper roads, with a ceremony about 11:30 a.m.

Colerain Twp.: Crown Hill Memorial Park, 11825 Pippin Road in Pleasant Run, will host a tribute to families at 1 p.m. Sunday. Veterans will be honored at 1 p.m. Monday.

Glendale - The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Glendale Elementary School, 930 Congress Ave., and proceeds to the War Memorial on Sharon Road.

Loveland - The Loveland American Legion Post #256, Loveland VFW Post #5749 and Branch Hill VFW Post #5354 will hold services on Monday at these locations:

9:30 a.m. - A ceremony at the Loveland Memorial at the River Bridge on Riverside Drive. Guest speakers will be Dave and Melody Volkman.

11:15 a.m. - Service at Maineville Cemetery, E. Foster-Maineville Road.

11:45 a.m. - Service at Union Cemetery, 9326 Union Cemetery Road.

12:15 a.m. - Service at Kerr Cemetery at Kerr-Cemetery Road, off Lebanon Road.

Mount Healthy: Arlington Memorial Gardens, 2145 Compton Road, will hold its annual flag raising at 1 p.m. Sunday. Col. Dean Smittle, USAF ret., will speak. Postage-free cards and letters to service members will be accepted by the post office mobile unit from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Mount Healthy: Parade begins at 2 p.m. Monday at Hastings and Hamilton avenues, to the Veterans Memorial where a short program will be held.

Reading - The Valley Youth Organization will hold its annual Memorial Day Weekend Festival from 6-11 p.m. Friday, 2-11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Koenig Park, Koenig and West Columbia avenues.

A parade begins at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the bridge between Lockland and Reading. It is a continuation of a parade that begins in Arlington Heights, and passes through Lockland and Reading, stopping at the memorials in each city. The parade will end with services at Reading Cemetery, 200 W. Columbia Ave.

Sharonville - The parade begins at 11 a.m. Monday at Sharon Road near Ohio Avenue and end with a ceremony at Patriot Pointe.

Silverton/Deer Park/Sycamore Township- Sycamore Post 3744, VFW, will hold services at 9:45 a.m. Monday at the Silverton Veterans Memorial, near the train station on Montgomery Road. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and proceed to the Veterans Memorial in Chamberlain Park. After the service, the parade will continue to Bechtold Park, 4312 Sycamore Road in Sycamore Township, for a final service. To march, call the Post at 791-1830.

Terrace Park - The community will honor all Terrace Park men and women who served in the military during the Korean War. A parade begins at 10 a.m. at Terrace Park Elementary School, 723 Elm Ave., and will proceed to a service at the Village Green, Elm Avenue and Terrace Place

Residents who served in Korea, please contact Ray Normile at 831-2804 or

Wyoming: The Wyoming Firefighters Association will hold its annual Memorial Day service at 11 a.m. Monday on the Village Green. Refreshments.


Hamilton: Celebration will be 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the Monument Cabin on Monument Avenue downtown. Costumed volunteers will talk about daily life during the days of Fort Hamilton. Information: 867-5835.



Lawrenceburg: A program will begin at 1 p.m. Monday at the War Memorial to the Common Man downtown. Sammy Davis, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, will speak.

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