Published: Fri, May 25, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Communities to recognize Memorial Day

Communities to recognize Memorial Day

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At 5 p.m. Sunday, there will be food, music, skydivers and fireworks. For more information, search Route 66 Veterans Living Memorial Corridor Project on Facebook. The Memorial Day celebration will continue with the parade on West Boulevard. Civilians, veterans and military members are invited to challenge themselves in friendly competition while helping feed homeless veterans. Here are some of the major events planned around the county for the weekend. The parade moves down Main Street to Veterans Memorial Park for a service.

Mendota Heights: 10 a.m. Monday at Resurrection Cemetery, 2101 S. Lexington Ave. Donations to the Fairmount Heritage Foundation are welcomed. Following this service, attendees will convene on Herritage Street at the Walk of Honor for a wreath laying at the Korean/Vietnam Memorial. The event, which begins at noon, is a patriotic tribute honoring all veterans for their service to the nation.

For those in Moorpark who would like to honor our fallen heroes, Memorial Day will be observed at the Moorpark Veterans Memorial, 608 Spring Road, at 10 a.m. Mon., May 28.

This is the approximate schedule of ceremonies: 8:15 a.m., leave the VFW hall; 8:25 a.m., St. Patrick's Cemetery (flagpole); 8:35 a.m., Glenwood Cemetery (circle in new section); 8:45 a.m., Outwater Park; 9 a.m., Ida Fritz Park; 9:15 a.m., Grossi Park (flagpole); 9:30 a.m., Summit Park; 9:45 a.m., Altro Park (flagpole); 10 a.m., Veterans Park (flagpole) / Soldiers and Sailors monument. The parade starts at Fifth Street and Broadway and ends at 32nd Street and Broadway.

Featured speaker will be Captain Lori Fassett of the Michigan National Guard. In case of rain, services will be held at the Methodist Church.

Forty-five American flags, 13 state flags and five service flags will be placed around the cemetery Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings and taken down in the afternoons. Event will feature free barbecue lunch, displays of military equipment, go-karts and children's activities, raffle, auto show and chance to send video message to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Minyan, Mourner's Kaddish. Includes commemoration of veterans buried at the Russian Brotherhood, Sons of Abraham and West Side Hebrew cemeteries.

Memorial Day services announced for the area

Following that, a service will be held back at Town Hall (outside weather permitting) at Veterans Memorial Park.

Harrison's Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 28th at the Veterans Freedom Park at 200 West Main Street across from the County Building. Marine Corps, will serve as the keynote speaker.

The Veterans Plaza of Northern Colorado will host A Salute to Our Cold War Veterans May 26-28, 2018, with a series of events during Memorial Day weekend. Local Boy Scouts will present the colors of the United States and hold a flag retirement ceremony afterwards.

Memorial services in Historic Riverside Cemetery begin at 10:30 a.m.

The Lafayette Amvets Post 33 will meet on Monday at 9:30 a.m.at St. Mary's Church on the corners of Pacific and Bramhall avenues. The service will take place at 9:30 a.m.at Hillside Cemetery at 13750 County Road 12. The event will be held at the Veterans Memorial at 1274 Evergreen Road in Wrightwood. The Annual Avenue of Flags Memorial Day program will run from 2 p.m.to 3 p.m. and include a prayer, placement of a memorial wreath, an address by a National Guard officer, firing squad and the playing of Taps. "Memorial Day is to memorialize those that were lost".

Other World War II veterans, as well as those who served in other conflicts, will participate in the parade, which will commence at 10 a.m. from City Market. There will be a closing ceremony after the parade at The Park, located at the intersection of Bartlet and Chestnut streets.

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