American Legion hosts Memorial Day weekend events for Flagstaff, NAU communities

Memorial Day services announced for the area

Several Memorial Day 2018 events planned in Grand Rapids area

The day was also known as Decoration Day.

Holland's Memorial Day parade will be downtown on 8 Street.

Mendota Heights: 10 a.m. Monday at Resurrection Cemetery, 2101 S. Lexington Ave. Civil War re-enactors, review of monuments. The parade begins at 2 p.m.

Middletown will host its annual Memorial Day Wreath laying ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the memorial, which is located at the corner of Veterans Way and South Main Street, 8050 S. Main St. After the ceremony, participants and the public are invited to American Legion Post 221 at 244 John Sims Parkway for food, music and fun. Runners to start in all white, and while running the course, paint will be thrown or sprayed on the runners.

Hudsonville's mayor, some local veterans and other Hudsonville representatives will be in attendance and speak at the service.

Westlake - Parade, Monday, 10 a.m., from SS. Peter & George Coptic Orthodox Church on Hilliard Boulevard to Clague Park. Lunch will be served after the service.

Sunday - American Legion Bixby-Hansen Post No. 171 of Union Grove will hold its annual pilgrimage to local cemeteries by the Honor Guard.

Harwich: Ceremony will begin at 9:30 Brooks Park on Oak Street. The first ceremony starts at 9:30 Overacker Cemetery. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. on May 28.

Centerville: Memorial Day pancake breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m., Our Lady of Victory Parish Hall, 230 S. Main St. $7, $4 children under 12, free under age 3. Memorial Day wreaths will be presented.

Kalida - 8 a.m. church service at St. Michael Church. At each location, there is a brief memorial service at the graves of departed comrades. The service will be held rain or shine.

Lowellville: St. John the Baptist Cemetery, 3900 Villa Marie Road, annual Memorial Day Mass, 9 the cemetery hall. The Route 66 Veterans Living Memorial Corridor Project will see the planting of several trees in honor of female veterans from San Bernardino County.

Memorial Day services announced for the area
St. Paul area Memorial Day events

Rootstown - Parade, Monday, 10 a.m. from Loretta Drive, eastbound on Tallmadge Road to Homeland Cemetery.

Roseville: 10 a.m. Monday at Soldier's Rest, Roselawn Cemetery, 803 W. Larpenteur Ave.

The Newfane community Memorial Day service will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at Corwin Cemetery, Lockport-Olcott and Hatter roads. Barbecue will be held after the service at the Legion.

North Ridgeville - Parade, Monday, 9:45 a.m., beginning at the Senior Center, continuing down Bainbridge Road to the Academic Center.

Leading up to the services, two rifle squads will visit cemeteries across the area starting shortly after 7 a.m. There will also be a salute and the playing of taps.

Stillwater: 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Stillwater Veterans Memorial, Third and Pine streets. The parade features the Kalida and Ottawa-Glandorf High School marching bands.

Host organization for Memorial Day 2018 services is Effingham American Legion Post 120 and Auxiliary.

For more information, call Fuller at 360-837-3470 or Washougal Parks and Cemetery Program Manager Suzanne Grover at 360-835-2662. A memorial ceremony will be held at the cemetery after the parade.

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