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Memorial Day events 2018

There are several Memorial Day events scheduled across the Valley

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) - There are several Memorial Day events scheduled across the Valley. Here are a few that were reported to us: 

If you know of a public Memorial Day event that is not listed below, please submit your Memorial Day event via this form.

Saturday, May 26

Memorial Day 100 Run - Hermitage, PA
Hermitage has been chosen to be the starting point for the ninth annual "Memorial Day 100 Run." At noon, the U.S. Marine Corps veterans and family members will begin the 100-mile relay marathon at the Avenue of 444 Flags at 2619 E. State Street in Hermitage. It will end at 9 a.m. Sunday at the Southern PA WWII Memorial at 275 N. Shore Drive in Pittsburgh. Over the past eight years, this event has raised more than $160,000. There are 30 runners that run over 100 miles in a relay fashion for over a 24-four hour period with two runners at time  -- one holding an American Flag and the other holding a Marine Corps flag

The Memorial Day 100 Run will kick off with an open fundraising event from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, May 25 at the Farrell VFW Post 5286, on 1233 Idaho Street in Farrell.

SteelTown Struggle

Strongman competition in the morning, IronFit fitness competition for men and women at 1:30 p.m. Cash prizes for 1st and 2nd in each division. Smokeworx BBQ to feed everyone. Epic shirts available.

9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Iron Warehouse, 350 E. Federal St., Youngstown.

Sunday, May 27

Memorial Day program - Sharon, PA
Memorial Day will be celebrated with a program at 12:30 p.m. at the Apollo Maennerchor at 291 S. Dock Street in Sharon, Pa. Following the program will be an accordion concert. 

Monday, May 28

Boardman Kiwanis' Memorial Day Parade - Boardman, OH
The Boardman Kiwanis hold its 114th Memorial Day Parade and Service, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Boardman Center Intermediate School. 

Brookfield Township Memorial Day Procession and Ceremony

The procession begins at 10 a.m. west on Grove, south on State Route 7 into the Brookfield Cemetery to the Veteran's Memorial. The ceremony begins approximately 10:20 a.m., followed by a community picnic luncheon to follow at the township Fire Hall Banquet Center on Route 7. The featured speaker will be BHS and CFU Alumnus Thomas Matusch. 

Canfield Memorial Day Services 
The 97th Annual Canfield Memorial Day Services will begin at 10 a.m. at the Gazebo on the Canfield Village Green. The featured speaker is U.S. Army Colonel Matt Kinkead. Following the ceremony, there will be a procession to the Canfield East Cemetery where a second brief ceremony will honor deceased Canfield veterans. Participants will then return to the Canfield War Vets Museum to honor individuals who are being added to the Wall of Honor. Those attending are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for veterans in need. 

Mercer Memorial Day 500 
Mercer will honor veterans with a breakfast, 5K race and parade/ceremony, beginning at 8 a.m. New this year are the “Victory Belles, featuring the music of the 1940s. The parade begins at 11 a.m. on Pitt Street from Venango to South Street. A ceremony at the Mercer's Citizens' Cemetery follows. For details and a schedule of events, go to www.mercermemorialday500.org

New Middletown Memorial Day Parade 
The parade lines up at 9 a.m. at old elementary school on Main Street. The parade kicks off at 9:30 a.m., travels south to Springfield Local High School, where the veterans memorial is located. A memorial service will be held there. This is a solemn parade with no sirens or candy throwing. Groups can hand out refreshments and goodies by walking along the parade route. Call the Municipal Building to register your group. A flyover by the 910 Airlift has also been scheduled.

Poland Memorial Day Parade and Memorial Ceremonies
The ceremony begins with a parade beginning at 10 a.m. at the corner of Lee and Cortland Streets, followed by a Main Street Bridge Memorial Services for those lost at sea at 10:15 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., memorial services will be in the historic Riverside Cemetery with Grand Marshal U.S. Army and Air Force Veteran Joe Trolio, Keynote Speaker Justice Mary DeGenaro and Chaplain Pastor Dan Hetzer. 
In case of inclement weather, ceremonies will be held in the Poland Middle School gym.

Salem Memorial Day Service
Hope Cemetery
Featured speaker: Retired Colonel US Army Walter M. Duzzny, Sr.
Activities begin at 7:45 a.m. with a breakfast for veterans at St. Paul School. Memorial service begins at 9 a.m. on the Village Green at the corner of State Street and Lincoln Avenue. Procession leaves for Hope Cemetery at 10 a.m., following route along E. State Street to Lincoln Avenue.

Spirit Balloon Ceremony in Mercer County
The Auxiliary of the Mercer V.F.W. Post 6345 along with local Cub Scout and Girl Scout troops will release honorary red, white and blue balloons adorned with the names, rank and dates of local soldiers killed in action. The flag will be raised at 9 a.m. with the balloon ceremony to follow at the Mercer V.F.W., located at 432 Erie Street in Mercer, Pa. The event is free to the public. 

Springfield Memorial Day Parade 
Line up begins at 9 a.m. at the old elementary school. The parade will kick off at 9:30 a.m. and travel south on SR 170 to the high school stadium and Veterans Memorial. A ceremony and speakers will address the crowd. Any group wishing to participate can call the Municipal Building at (330) 542-2846.

Struthers Memorial Day Events
Events begin at 9 a.m. at the Korean War Veterans Bridge near the recycle center. There will be a short ceremony and tossing of a wreath in the river. A ceremony at Struthers High School's veterans memorial will follow at 10 a.m. with a speaker and wreath laying. Then there will be a ceremony at 11 a.m. at Lake Park Cemetery on Midlothian Boulevard with a speaker and wreath laying. The Struthers High School Band will perform at both ceremonies.


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