Memorial Day Events Planned Throughout Area

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Memorial Day will be observed Monday in Kansas and across the nation as people pause to remember veterans who sacrificed their lives. Event will feature free barbecue lunch, displays of military equipment, go-karts and children's activities, raffle, vehicle show and chance to send video message to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Farina American Legion Post 411 and Auxiliary will hold a Memorial Day ceremony in the Mini Park at the intersection of Madison and Chestnut (Route 37) streets in Farina.

Services will be held at 9 a.m. Memorial services in Historic Riverside Cemetery begin at 10:30 a.m.

Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner, and local and residents will have several local festivities to choose from in the Grand Rapids area.

The annual Memorial Day service in Veterans Park, located at 3275 Central Blvd.in Hudsonville, is scheduled for 10-11 a.m.

"The ceremony is for veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice to our country", said Jerry Johnson, master of ceremonies of the Baytown event.

Mayfield Village - Memorial Day Celebration, Sunday, 1 p.m.at Whitehaven Memorial Park, 615 SOM Center Road. The cemetery honors veterans of all wars by placing a flag on each veteran's grave.

Memorial Day, recognized on the last Monday in May, will fall on May 28 this year. The parade begins at 10 a.m. and goes from Fourth and Washington streets to Lake View Cemetery. At 10 a.m., the ceremony begins and includes guest speakers U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones and James E. Prosser, assistant secretary for Veterans Affairs in Raleigh. There also will be a flyover.

Immediately following the ceremony, all are invited to the American Legion located at 320 North Union St. for the annual picnic.

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ASHTABULA COUNTY Conneaut - Parade, Monday, 10 a.m., from the American Legion on Broad Street and marching down Main Street.

Eastham: Program will begin at 9 a.m.at Windmill Green, Route 6, and feature readings, singing of patriotic songs by Police Chief Edward Kulhawik, prayer and taps.

Although Memorial Day weekend is considered the unofficial beginning of the summer vacation season, it's rooted in a solemn observation: Honoring America's fallen heroes. Parade steps off at 9 a.m. from Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home, 20820 Lorain Road and will march to the Fairview Park Cemetery. A wreath will be placed at the memorial.

On Monday, Memorial Day the Veteran will meet at 8:00-8:15 a.m.at the Maynard Community Hall to prepare for the days services.

Gilboa - 10:30 a.m. memorial service at Gilboa United Methodist Church.

Solvang Park Flag Pole Memorial Day Ceremony: The program will start at noon at the flag pole in Solvang Park which bears a plaque honoring 18 Santa Ynez Valley veterans who died from WWI through Afghanistan.

American Legion Caledonia Memorial Post 305 will organize the Memorial Day parade and events in Caledonia on May 28. The guest speaker will be retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Ronald Sampson, a Hillsboro High School graduate who flew combat missions in Vietnam and retired in 1997 after 30 years on active duty. Followed by a 90-minute cemetery tour led by historian Curtis Dahlin of burial sites that have a connection to the U.S. -Dakota War of 1862.

In case of inclement weather, the Memorial Day Service will be held in Berryville's Barns of Rose Hill. This is the approximate schedule of ceremonies: 8:15 a.m., leave the VFW hall; 8:25 a.m., St. Patrick's Cemetery (flagpole); 8:35 a.m., Glenwood Cemetery (circle in new section); 8:45 a.m., Outwater Park; 9 a.m., Ida Fritz Park; 9:15 a.m., Grossi Park (flagpole); 9:30 a.m., Summit Park; 9:45 a.m., Altro Park (flagpole); 10 a.m., Veterans Park (flagpole) / Soldiers and Sailors monument. Also assisting will be Meghan Gordon from Crosspoint Church, the Rev. Cecil Williams from Gregg Chapel AME, Chaplain David Meyer with the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and Jayson Eason of the Fort Walton Beach High School Band.

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