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Memorial Day weekend: Patriotic programs and activities planned across the area

25 May 2018

¯ Sinclairville will host its annual parade Monday at 9 a.m. Services will take place at Soldiers Rest at 8:10 a.m., Union Rest at 8:30 a.m., and Confederate Rest at 8:50 a.m. Civil War re-enactors, review of monuments.

"Gathering to Honor Hometown Heroes", 2-3 p.m.; Historical Society will lead visitors to graves of more than two dozen veterans, from as far back as the Revolutionary War, at Howes Family Ancient Cemetery, 48 Bramble Lane.

Additionally, visitors will be able to stop by booths set up by veteran-oriented organizations, on display starting at 9 a.m.

In Hillsboro, the annual Memorial Day Service will begin a half hour later than normal at 10:30 a.m.at the Veterans Memorial on the Highland County Courthouse lawn conducted by Hillsboro VFW Post 9094. A noon lunch will be served by the Post 494 Ladies Auxiliary.

As the County Director of Veterans Affairs, I have had the distinct pleasure and honor of representing the 9,000 Veterans and their families that call Adams County their home. Runners to start in all white, and while running the course, paint will be thrown or sprayed on the runners. The Barker Community Band will play pre-service music and perform the Armed Forces Salute to recognize veterans in attendance.

The service will be presented by Post Commander James Bond with the Legion members doing a gun salute.

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Delphos - 10:45 a.m. parade from East Second north onto Main Street, Delphos.

In Sandwich, services begin at 11 a.m.at Veterans Park Gazebo in downtown Sandwich, 11 a.m., services will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery, St. Paul's Cemetery, Pratt Cemetery and Pine Mound Cemetery. Memorial Day services for the post will begin at 9 a.m.

Many men and women in uniform participate in the annual parade, and an expected crowd of more than a quarter of a million Americans will line up at the National Mall to see thousands of participants, including veterans and active duty military personnel, historical reenactors, music bands, musical artists and celebrities who support our troops.

St. Paul: 9 a.m. Monday at Elmhurst Cemetery, 1510 N. Dale St. Following this service, attendees will convene on Herritage Street at the Walk of Honor for a wreath laying at the Korean/Vietnam Memorial.

The Grand Rapids Memorial Day parade will be on Wednesday, May 30 at 7 p.m.

Roseville: 10 a.m. Monday at Soldier's Rest, Roselawn Cemetery, 803 W. Larpenteur Ave.

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Mountain American Legion Post 781, Memorial Day ceremonies will be held on May 27. After the service, a duck derby will be held on the Erie Canal behind the village hall.

North Ridgeville - Parade, Monday, 9:45 a.m., beginning at the Senior Center, continuing down Bainbridge Road to the Academic Center. The parade ends at the VFW, 349 S. Walker Way, where a ceremony at 11 a.m. will honor deceased Sun Prairie veterans. There will also be a salute and the playing of taps. A food and bake sale is also taking place.

Legion members, the Plano High School Marching Band and several others will then parade to Little Rock Twp. In case of rain, the parade will be canceled and the memorial service will be held in the Robert J. Hermiller Gymnasium at Ottawa-Glandorf High School.

At 7 p.m. Sunday, May 27, the National Park Service will host the Navy Band Northwest Brass Quintet performing to honor veterans at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center at Rocky Mountain National Park, on US 36 just west of Estes Park.

Eastham: A Memorial Day breakfast to honor all who have served will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m.at Orleans-Eastham Elks Lodge, 10 McKoy Road.

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Memorial Day weekend: Patriotic programs and activities planned across the area