Columbus will observe Memorial Day with parade, ceremony

A wreath is placed every Memorial Day by the names of military service members at the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribal Cemetery

A wreath is placed every Memorial Day by the names of military service members at the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribal Cemetery

Food and snacks will be served.

The event will include almost 300 vehicles from 120 local groups, organizer Jon Stewart said. Do your children want to decorate their bikes or wagons? "They're dying every day", he said of veterans. Everyone is welcome to either march with us or cheer us on.

Fallen military veterans also will be honored at 11 a.m. Monday at the Waverly American Legion hall.

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 29 in 2017).

Bouquets are assembled and following the worship service, members gather the bouquets, an American flag and a church flag and walk in a procession to the adjacent church cemetery.

After the parade, services will be held at the cemetery. Bring lawn chairs and bottled water.

The Venango Legion Post 270 will host their Memorial Day service at 10:30 the Venango Cemetery. Antique and classic cars, tractors, marchers or floats are welcome to participate. Lunch will be served following the ceremony. For more information, call Fred 248-459-5719.

The VFW and American Legion also will be holding a service at the Pleasant Valley cemetery, Sunday morning, as well as one at the Eckley Cemetery at 9 a.m. Monday prior to the Yuma service.

Before parade ceremonies people are invited to join local veterans at Brookside Cemetery at 8 a.m. for the laying of wreath and remembrance ceremony.

At noon on Monday, Memorial Day, the town will host a Memorial Day ceremony with light refreshments at Town Hall, located at 1203 Paterson Plank Road.

Hayesville. Beginning at 9 a.m., Fred Lavinder wil speak at Kendig Park.

In Jamestown, the United Veterans Council of Jamestown is inviting all active duty service members and veterans to take part in Jamestown's Memorial Day parade, taking place on Memorial Day. Plain pancakes, blueberry or chocolate chip, local maple syrup, plus hash browns, sausages and drinks. Artists have a two to three piece limit and proceeds of the silent auction will benefit the Tommy Brull foundation. As a civilian, he is project manager in research and development for HP Corvallis.

The parade will travel south on Union Street to Main Street and then west on Main Street through downtown Ashland before ending at Ashland Cemetery where there will be a service at the gazebo near the entrance.

The weekend's observances start Saturday with an 11 a.m. ceremony at Fern Prairie Cemetery in Camas. "So I'm very pleased to have all of you here".

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