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Memorial Day events, parades planned across Washtenaw County

24 May 2018

The service will be officiated by the Rev. Zenon Boczek. Air Force veteran Roger Menchofer is this year's special speaker and music and song will be provided by the Hayes family and Greg Jones.

- The Lafayette Amvets Post 33 will meet on Monday at 9:30 St. Mary's Church on the corners of Pacific and Bramhall avenues.

File Photo American Legion Post 15 member Stan Null holds the American flag during last year's Memorial Day service at City Park in Parkersburg.

Grimmett said in case of rain, the event will be moved inside the Tuscumbia Church of Christ Annex across from the courthouse on Main Street. Lineup begins at 9 a.m. and the parade will step off at 9:15 a.m.

The Chelsea High School and Beach Middle School bands will perform along with local veterans at a ceremony at the cemetery. Davidson County Commissioner Fred McClure, a veteran, will serve as a guest speaker.

The indoor program will honor veterans past and present.

U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn, will attend between 8:30-9 meet and greet residents.

The schedule includes: 9:30 a.m., McClure Cemetery; 9:50 a.m., New Millport Cemetery; 10 a.m., William's Cemetery; 10:20 a.m., Bloomington Cemetery; 11 a.m., the Doughboy Monument; and 11:15 a.m., Oak Hill Cemetery.

The Pennsylvania State Mounted Police will lead the parade, which begins at 10 a.m. Monday near the American Legion and marches through Beech Creek, stopping on the bridge for a Memorial Day ceremony before continuing through Blanchard. There will not be a service Saturday.

Another Memorial Day ceremony will be held at noon Wednesday, May 30, at the Montana Veterans Cemetery located at Fort Harrison. Special music will be provided by Reese and Diane Livergood's grandson, Noah Carr.

The parade will begin at the College Road School in Netcong and end at the American Legion Post 278 on Route 183 in Stanhope.

4 p.m., St. John's Lutheran Church of Hampton, a member of Garden of Grace Community of Churches, will hold its annual Memorial Day Festival with hot food and baked goods for sale. The event runs from 11 3 p.m. and will include a small dog show.

At the Levee will be a service with guest speaker George Hoffman, as well as a performance by the Southern High School Marching Band under the direction of Chad Dodson. Because of the length of the program, spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. May 28 the Glen Lyon American Legion Post 539, 62 Newport St., Glen Lyon.

GREENFORD - Greenford Ruritan Club will host its Memorial Day parade, 9 a.m., speaker is Major Mark Stepuk; parade line-up starts at 8 the Greenford Christian Church parking lot. The service is sponsored by the Grassflat/Lanse Cemetery Board.

An estimated 2,000 volunteers will fan out Saturday morning at Riverside National Cemetery to post miniature American flags alongside the graves of servicemen and women as part of a Memorial Day weekend tribute.

Sunday, May 27, Memorial Day services will be held at the outlying cemeteries. The parade units will stop for a few minutes on the Beverly-Waterford Bridge while a wreath and flowers are thrown in the river to honor naval veterans. There will then be a drawing for a gun raffle at 3 p.m. Due to construction at Maple Shade Cemetery, the service will begin at Adam Hall Community Center, 11455 Washington St., and conclude at Shadyside Cemetery.

The Burton-Middlefield American Legion Post 459 will hold a Memorial Day service at 11:30 the gazebo on Burton Square followed by an open house at the Legion home on Goodwin Street.

The Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum in Carson Park is open from 10 4:30 p.m.

The Osceola Mills Honor Guard will post the colors.

Memorial Day events, parades planned across Washtenaw County