Sunday, May 25, 2003

Memorial weekend activities



CLERMONT COUNTY

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. todayat 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.

CINCINNATI

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 1st Battalion, 18th Regiment, 1st 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 - 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. todayat 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.

HAMILTON COUNTY

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: www.cincinnatiwarbirds.org.

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. today. 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. today.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 2 to 11 p.m. today and 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.

BUTLER COUNTY

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 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 a memorial.

INDIANA

DEARBORN COUNTY

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.

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




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