Saturday, May 24, 2003

Memorial Day ceremonies



Batavia - A parade and ceremony to honor those who have died in the armed services during wartime 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 and organizations wishing to participate, call Frank Morrow at 732-7364.

Bethel - Services will be 10 a.m. Mondayat the Old Bethel Church, located 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. Sundayat First Baptist Church of Milford, 1367 Woodville Pike. Army Ranger Kyle Smith, will speak about the day he sustained serious injuries in Iraq as a result of a suicide bomber. Music will be performed by the church choir and the Daybreak Quartet from Georgia.

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 its annual service at 10 a.m. Mondayat the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Keynote speaker will be Bill Fee, who served in Vietnam as a rifleman with the First Battalion, 18th Regiment, First Infantry Division in 1967.

The Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra, conducted by Sarah Ioannides, will perform its annual free Memorial Day Concert at 3 p.m. Mondayat Seasongood Pavilion.

Mount Washington - The Mount Washington American Legion Auxiliary will celebrate Poppy Day today.Legion members will be handing out the veteran-made paper poppies. 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, Corbly Road and Sutton Avenue.

Winton Place - American Legion Post 372 will hold its annual Memorial Day service at 10 a.m. Sundayat Spring Grove Cemetery, 4521 Spring Grove Ave. The Oola Khan Band will give a short concert. Visitors should go to the Civil War section near the main gate. The Sons of Union Veterans will hold a 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 todayat Moonlite Pavilion. The Tom Daugherty Orchestra's Swing Canteen will recreate Glenn Miller's Army Air Corps Band. There will be prizes for the best period dress and authentic uniforms.

General admission is $10; veterans and current military, $5. Information:

Blue Ash - The 50th annual Blue Ash Civic League Community Parade will begin at 10:15 a.m. Mondaynear 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 Township - Crown Hill Memorial Park, 11825 Pippin Road in Pleasant Run, will host a tribute to families at 1 p.m. Sunday. The service will include an invocation with bagpipe accompaniment. Veterans will be honored at 1 p.m. Monday.

Glendale - Parade begins at 9:30 a.m. Mondayat Glendale Elementary School, 930 Congress Ave., and proceeds to War Memorial on Sharon Road. Sections of Congress Avenue and Sharon Road will be closed from 9 a.m. until noon.

Loveland - The Loveland American Legion Post No. 256, Loveland VFW Post No. 5749 and Branch Hill VFW Post No. 5354 will hold services on Mondayat 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.Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Dean Smittle 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.

The parade begins at 2 p.m. Mondayat Hastings and Hamilton avenues, travels south on Hamilton Avenue and east on Kinney Avenue, and ends at the Veterans Memorial, where a short program will be held.

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

The 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 Twp. - Sycamore Post 3744, VFW, will hold services 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. After the service, the parade will continue to Bechtold Park, 4312 Sycamore Road in Sycamore Township, for a final service. To march, call 791-1830.

Terrace Park - Residents who served in the military during the Korean War will be honored. A parade begins at 10 a.m. Monday at Terrace Park Elementary School, 723 Elm Ave., and proceeds to a service at the Village Green, Elm Avenue and Terrace Place. The Navy Color Guard will lead the parade and U.S. Rep. Rob Portman, R-Terrace Park, will speak. To march, contact Ray Normile at 831-2804.

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


Hamilton - Celebration will be from 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.

Fairfield - A parade will begin at 12:30 p.m. Monday on Hicks Boulevard. It will end at Veterans Memorial Park on Wessel Drive. At 1:30 p.m., a ceremony to honor those who have served in the armed forces will take place. The program will conclude with the dedication of an obelisk titled "A Nation that Honors its Veterans."



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

Northern Kentucky

FLORENCE - A Memorial Day parade will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at Boone County High School at 7056 Burlington Pike (Ky. 18).

The parade will be part of the fifth annual Florence Memorial Day Parade & Program. The parade will head west on Ky. 18 from the high school to the Florence Government Center at 8100 Ewing Blvd. and conclude near the Boone County Veterans Memorial on the campus of the government center.

At the conclusion of the parade, public officials will open a Memorial Day ceremony after the performance of patriotic music by the Florence Community Band.

Included in the ceremonies: A 21-gun salute by the Florence Police Honor Guard; presentation of the colors and flag by the 82nd Airborne Association, the Florence Police Department and the Boone County Sheriff's Department; and a floral tribute by the Florence/Boone County Royalty group.

ALEXANDRIA - The 43rd Alexandria Memorial Day Parade will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, starting at Campbell County Middle School, 8000 Alexandria Pike.

The parade heads south on Washington Street, then west on Main Street, then turns onto Spillman Drive and finishes at VFW Post 3205, 8261 Alexandria Pike.

The parade is sponsored by the Campbell County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3205 in Alexandria, and by the group's ladies auxiliary.

The grand marshal will be Byron Nelson, a life-member of VFW Post 3205 who was a prisoner of war captured by the Germans during World War II.

After the parade a memorial service will be held at the veteran's monument at the post. U.S. Rep. Ken Lucas of Boone County will speak.

BELLEVUE-DAYTON - 74th Memorial Day Parade begins Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Veterans Monument in Dayton at Sixth and Main streets.

The parade continues west on Sixth Street through Dayton then west on Fairfield Avenue through Bellevue, and ends at the Bellevue Vets on 24 Fairfield Ave.

EDGEWOOD - Ceremonies for Memorial Day begin at 10 a.m. Monday at Freedom Park at Dudley Road and Thomas More Parkway.

The keynote speaker will be Rep. Jon Draud, R-Crestview Hills.

Besides performing a flag disposal ceremony, Boy Scout Troop 779 will be available at 9:30 a.m. to collect tattered flags.

FORT MITCHELL - Highland Cemetery will host a Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday near the chapel in the cemetery located at 2167 Dixie Hwy.

The guest speaker will be retired Army Reserve Col. William J. Deupree III, a resident of Park Hills.

The American Legion Post 203 in Covington and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6095 in Covington will be present.

FORT WRIGHT - Memorial Day will be observed at the Fort Wright Veterans' Memorial on the lawn of the city building, 409 Kyles Lane, at 10 a.m. Monday.Speaker will be Bert Wall, an Army veteran who served as a member of the Army's elite Presidential Honor Guard in Washington, D.C.

PARK HILLS - Parade starts at 11:30 a.m. Mondayat the parking lot of Northern Kentucky University's Covington campus at 1401 Dixie Hwy.

The parade route continues to Mount Allen Road and concludes at the intersection of Amsterdam Road and Park Drive.

Grand marshal will be Park Hills resident Thomas Beechem, an Army veteran who has been active in the community.

If your community or organization is sponsoring a Memorial Day event, please fax the information to us at 768-8340.

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