Memorial Day weekend events, ceremonies

Staff Sergeant Coby Stempien salutes the flag during the annual Memorial Day parade and memorial service at Glacier Highlands Park on Monday

Memorial Day observances in the Osceola Mills area include: Friday, May 25, at 6 p.m., the Osceola Honor Guard volunteers will place flags and markers on all veteran's graves.

Two ceremonies in Parkersburg will be held Saturday, while Sunday will feature two programs in Ravenswood. This year's guest speaker is West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner.

In Parkersburg, the Spring Grove Cemetery Association will hold its Memorial Day program at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Zion Baptist Church at Eighth and Clay streets in Parkersburg. Open to the public.

The Davidson County Veterans Council will once again hold a memorial service to honor living and nonliving veterans at Forest Hill Memorial Park Sunday. Military service provided by Biglerville American Legion Post 262.

The American Legion Blue Ridge Post No. 164 will host the 150th Memorial Day Parade at 10 a.m., starting by the post office, proceeding down Route 46 to Mountain Avenue, and concluding with a service at Union Cemetery. The rides are available from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children.

The Sussex American Legion Post 213 will hold its annual services on Monday, May 28, at the following locations: Woodbourne Park, 8:30 a.m.; Beemerville, 9 a.m.; Sussex Middle School, 9:30 a.m.; Sussex Fire House, 10 a.m.; Deckertown, 10:30 a.m.; Fairview, 11 a.m.; and Clove, 11:30 a.m. Decoration Day 1868 will be the theme to honor veterans. The parade will be followed by a ceremony at Cary Veterans Park and conclude before noon. There will be a flag retirement ceremony at AL Post 64 Home, also at Eighth and Wooster streets, following the ceremony. Refreshments will be served after the service.

- The Korean War Veterans of Hudson County will be honoring all veterans tomorrow at the Korean War Monument at Washington and Dudley Street at 10 a.m.


The parade will proceed to the post home in Blain City where the service will begin at 9:45 a.m. The speaker will be Amanda Ingram, USAR.

While the Secaucus Memorial Day Parade scheduled for May 19 was canceled because of the rain, the town will take time out during this weekend's street fair June 1 to pay tribute to veterans. The Southern High School Band will perform. The parade will then move toward Waterford on the other side of the Muskingum River.

All veterans are encouraged to participate. A cookout for all marchers from the Algonquin parade and the community to give thanks to all who have served will be hosted by Lake in the Hills American Legion Post 1231. There will be a flag raising ceremony, followed by guest speaker David Brainard, a US Navy veteran and the Pastor of Frist Southern Baptist Church in Pomeroy. Parade participants may include patriotic floats or decorated vehicles, antique cars and tractors, kids on decorated bicycles, riding horses that can be controlled in a parade setting, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Little League teams and military service members.

The American Legion Musconetcong Post 278 will conduct a Memorial Day Parade at 1 p.m. Dr. Daniel Glunk will recite Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, and then the mayor will read a roll call of the veterans, followed by taps and a 21-gun salute by the Jersey Shore Honor Guard.

In Ravenswood, the first ceremony is set to begin at 1 p.m. Sunday at the old ferry landing in Ravenswood and is sponsored by the Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6669. A second ceremony will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Ravenswood Cemetery.

The Beulah Cemetery in Ramey will hold a Memorial Day service on Monday, May 28, 2018 at 9:30 am. The event is hosted by American Legion Post 107 and VFW Post 5501.

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