Monday, May 26, 2003

Memorial Day Events



Ohio

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.. 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. at 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.

New Richmond - Service at 12:30 p.m. 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. at 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. at Seasongood Pavilion.

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

Winton Place - The Sons of Union Veterans will hold a service at 1:30 p.m. in Section 21 at Spring Grove Cemetery, 4521 Spring Grove Ave.

HAMILTON COUNTY

Blue Ash - The 50th annual Blue Ash Civic League Community Parade will begin at 10:15 a.m. 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 Township - Veterans will be honored at 1 p.m. at Crown Hill Memorial Park, 11825 Pippin Road in Pleasant Run,

Glendale - Parade begins at 9:30 a.m. at 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 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 - Parade begins at 2 p.m. at 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 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Koenig Park at Koenig and West Columbia avenues.

The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. 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. at Sharon Road near Ohio Avenue and ends with a ceremony at Patriot Pointe.

Silverton/Deer Park/Sycamore Twp. - Sycamore Post 3744, VFW, will hold services at 9:45 a.m. 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.

Terrace Park - Residents who served in the military during the Korean War will be honored. A parade begins at 10 a.m. 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.

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

BUTLER COUNTY

Hamilton - Celebration will be from 10 a.m. to noon 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. 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."

Indiana

DEARBORN COUNTY

Lawrenceburg - A program will begin at 1 p.m. 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 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.

BELLEVUE-DAYTON - 74th Memorial Day Parade begins 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 begin at 10 a.m. 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. 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. 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. at 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.




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