Remember, this Memorial Day, after the parade and the speeches, after the cook-out and the big sales at the mall, take a moment, at 3:00 p.m. to be a part of the National Moment of Remembrance, one minute of silence/reflection honoring those who have served, some who “gave their last full measure of devotion”. Remember too, that, in reality, we do not, we should not, “celebrate” Memorial Day.
We dignify and solemnize the sacrifices the day represents. NASCAR autos pull over, Major League Baseball pauses, Amtrak trains sound their whistles, buglers—alone or with bands—play “Taps” to mark the observance of Public Law 106-579 (May, 2000). Join in.
Be a part of it.
Shalersville Parade Saturday, May 28 at 10 am
Featuring Crestwood HS Scarlet Guard, keynote speaker Major Brian Crock, Father Stafford from St. Joe’s Parish.
Burton Service Monday, May 30 at 11:30 a.m.
A Memorial Day service will be held at the Burton Square Gazebo on May 30 at 11:30 am followed by an Open House at the legion home on Goodwin Street.
Garrettsville Parade Monday, May 30 at 9 a.m.
The Garrettsville Memorial Day Parade will begin at the Veterans Memorial on Maple Avenue and conclude with a service at Park Cementery.
Mantua Parade Monday, May 30 at 9:30 am
Featuring Crestwood HS Scarlet Guard
Hiram Parade Monday May 30 at Noon
Featuring Crestwood HS Scarlet Guard, keynote speaker US Army Recruiter Lt. Col. Jason Kerr. Complimentary refreshments will be served afterwards at the Teachout-Price Building at Hiram College.
Windham Parade Monday, May 30 at Noon
Parade begins at the corner of Center and Main and proceed to the township cemetery. The ceremony in the cemetery will begin promptly at 1 pm. There will be a dinner for veterans and there immediate families at the legion following the ceremony as well.
Nelson Township Ceremony Monday, May 30 at 10 a.m.
Nelson Township Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at 10:00 am in Nelson Circle.