Memorial Day services in Riverhead and Southold towns

Jacksonville National Cemetery sees biggest turn out ever to place flags at grave sites

Jacksonville National Cemetery sees biggest turn out ever to place flags at grave sites

The Townsend Fire/EMS Relief Association will offer food and beverages for sale at the Common from noon through the afternoon band concert.

Bellwood - 3 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant View Cemetery.

Residents are invited to honor Grady County's veterans at a Memorial Day Ceremony to be held on May 29. The procession will travel along Kings Highway to Elm Street and Park Avenue, where the parade ends at the Town Common near the War Memorial.

WICONISCO - Service 8 a.m. Monday, Honor Roll, Wiconisco. This year's speaker will be William Kindred, a 1967 Atlanta High School graduate who served in the Air Force for several decades. They will begin at the Veterans Memorial on Foster Boulevard at 10 a.m. (marching from Barlow Memorial Library). Judge James Humphrey will be the guest speaker. Maurice Hornbach will be the parade grand marshal. Service held 12:30 p.m., Veterans Memorial, Catawissa and Centre streets, Mahanoy City. Since the 1950s, on the Thursday preceding Memorial Day, soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division have placed American flags at each of the graves there, totaling more than 260,000. Selectmen and veterans will speak. Check in begins at 7 a.m., with the race staring at 7:45 a.m.at the corner of Orchard and Todd Court, behind Runners Village.

A breakfast will be held from 9 a.m.to 11 a.m.at the Dansville Community Center (1317 Mason St). The ceremony is scheduled to include the raising of a large garrison flag. The parade will move along Main Street to Gougler Avenue. The Clarksburg School band and Clarksburg Volunteer FIre Company will be participating. In addition to speakers, there will be special music and a ceremonial rifle salute. Participants will then carpool to the local cemetery for another ceremony.

Before and after the parade, the Sheffield Historical Society will scan and archive any items (letters, images, papers) of local veterans from the Revolutionary War through today as a record for future researchers.

The Scarborough Police Department honor guard leads off the parade followed by the Police Explorers and American Legion Post 76 color guard and firing squad.

Here is a list of local Memorial Day observances around the tri-state. The parade will then head to the American Legion Post 48, at 2 Fulton St. Following the Mass, all are welcome at the Catholic War Veterans Post Hall at 18 West 23rd St. for coffee and light refreshments.

County Veterans Service Officer Larry Robinson will serve as master of ceremonies.

The parade steps off at 9:30 a.m. and will proceed from Main Street to Prospect Street to the cemetery, where a service will take place.

Kyle Outler, sales manager, said Thursday the event was planned to pay tribute to the law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMTs and other first responders as well as active duty and retired veterans of the USA military.

The town will host its Memorial Day parade on Monday at 9:15 a.m. The ceremony usually lasts about 15 minutes.

Parade and ceremony: 10:30 a.m.

Representatives of a variety of organizations - including Spanish American War Veterans, World War I Veterans, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Navy Mothers, Gold Star Mothers, Vietnam Veterans, The Order of the Silver Rose and VFW Auxiliary - will present commemorative wreaths. The reading begins at 9:30 a.m. In case of rain, program and awards held at Good Intent Fire Company. The parade will start at 10 a.m. and follow a route along Front Street, Putnam Street, Fifth Street, Wooster Street and Eighth Street. A 21-gun salute will follow the service.

Sherman Cemetery at 9 a.m.

The event takes place every year since 2009. Sponsored by Cressona Lions Club and American Legion.

The Great Lakes National Cemetery hosts its Annual Observance of Memorial Day at l p.m. Sunday, May 28, at 4200 Belford Road, Holly Township.

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