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Hiram Memorial Day Services

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Hiram – The Hiram community will conduct a Memorial Day parade and services at Fairview Cemetery on Monday, May 30, 2011, starting between 11:00 and 11:30 a.m.The Parade will step off from the Hiram Post Office and proceed to Fairview Cemetery.  The featured speaker is Lt. Col. Donald Hazelwood, Military Science Professor and R.O.T.C. battalion commander at John Carroll University. Prayers will be offered by Father Leo Wehrlin of St. Ambrose and St. Michael R.C. Churches. Crestwood School children will recite Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and the Crestwood Scarlet Guard will be providing the music.Also participating will be the Hiram Township Trustees, Hons. Kathleen Schulda, Steve Pancost and Tom Bosma; Hiram College President Tom Chema, Professors of Music Damaris Peters Pike, Assistant Music Professor  Dawn Sonntag with Marine Recruit Austin Kepple and WWII Veteran and former B17 Pilot Keylon Clark. Both Hiram Fire and Police Departments and the U.S. Army Color Guard will parade. Hiram Scouts will be distributing flowers on veterans’ graves. Military veterans will read the names of the veterans entombed at all Hiram cemeteries.After the services all are invited to a public reception at the James A. Garfield Meeting House on the College campus.