2019 Memorial Day events

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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.


Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27 at 10 a.m.
Idaho Road and Llyod Loop Road, (from Marc’s Grocery Store to Fitch High School).


Memorial Day Party
Sunday, May 26 at 9 p.m.
Lakeside Campgrounds Inc. 6180 Bedell Rd, Berlin Center, Ohio 44401, Ohio, United States


115th Annual Boardman Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27 at 10 a.m.
Boardman Center Intermediate School, 7410 Market St.
Please enter the school through the Stadium Drive entrance for the parade line up.
Lt. Col. Christopher Dobozy, Command Inspector General of the 352nd Civil Affairs Command in Fort Meade, Maryland and Bronze Star recipient, is the Grand Marshall and featured speaker at the Parade and Memorial Service.
Mark Luke, of the Boardman Kiwanis, will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the Memorial Service. The Boardman Spartan Marching Band will march in the parade and provide music for the Memorial Service.
In the event of rain, the event will be inside the auditorium.


Memorial Day Procession and Ceremony
Monday, May 27 at 10 a.m. 
The procession will begin at 10 a.m. on Grove Street, proceed west to the Center Green, south along State Route 7 into the cemetery and conclude at the Veteran’s Memorial.
A Veteran’s Memorial Service will begin approximately 10:20 a.m. The featured speaker will be James Cardamon.
Veterans, as well as any community groups,  are invited to participate in the procession and attend the service. 


98th annual Canfield Memorial Day Services
Monday, May 27 at 10 a.m.
Beginning at the gazebo on the Canfield Village Green 
Colonel Joe Janik of the U.S. Air Force will speak before a procession at the Canfield East Cemetary for a ceremony honoring deceased Canfield veterans. Participants will then return to the Canfield War Vets Museum for a final ceremony. 
Those attending are encouraged to bring a single, non-perishable food item to be collected and donated to area veterans in need. Drop-off points will be located near the gazebo, in front of the Canfield Township Hall at 21 S. Broad Street. 


Memorial Day Ceremony

Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m.
Cortland Veterans Memorial, High Street
The commander of the Air Reserve Station will be the featured speaker. There will also be a flyover.


Memorial Day Service

Monday, May 27 at 10 a.m. 
Howland Township Cemetery 
Howland American Legion Post 700 will be conducting the Memorial Day Service at the cemetery. Guest speaker for the occasion will be Mike Wilson, as President William McKinley. Peyton Celeste from Pittsburgh will sing the National Anthem.
Following Memorial Day service, Howland American Legion Post 700 will have an open house at 8273 High St.


Mosquito Lake Chase

Monday, May 27 at 9 a.m. 
Maplewood High School, 2414 Greenville Rd NE
5K run and 1-mile fun run/walk
Proceeds from the Mosquito Lake Chae are dedicated to the Oscar Grant Scholarship Fund and other Maplewood Running Rockets activities. Oscar Grant was a teacher, coach, official and a WWII veteran. 
Entry is $18 for pre-registered runners and $20 on race day. Shirts are available to the first 100 participants. 
You can register online here. 


Arts and Crafts Show
Saturday, May 25

The “Mercer Memorial Day 500”
Monday, May 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
The all-day event honors veterans. This year’s event features an acoustic concert by Chris Higbee. 
Schedule of events is as follows (subject to change):

8 a.m. — Veteran’s breakfast and 5K registration
8:30 a.m. — 5K race
9 a.m. — Chris Higbee performance
9:30 a.m. — Honoree ceremony
10 a.m. — Chris Higbee continues performance
10:30 a.m. — Ceremony at the old Mercer Graveyard
11 a.m. — Parade with a ceremony to follow at Citizens’ Cemetery

For more information, visit http://www.mercermemorialday500.org


Monday, May 27 parade beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Line up at 9 a.m. at the old elementary school. Parade goes to the high school. There will be a service at the Veterans Memorial. If you have a group or church that wants to participate please call New Middletown Police Department at 330-542-2846. Let’s honor our Veterans with great attendance.


Ceremonies and parade
Monday, May 27, beginning at 8:45 a.m. 
Events begin at the Vietnam Memorial at the Jackson-Milton football field.
Honored this year will be Steve Gondol, an Army veteran of the Vietnam War who has served as a township trustee and was instrumental in the development of the Veteran’s Memorial.
Mahoning County Commissioner Anthony Traficanti will deliver remarks.
The parade steps off at 9 a.m. from the football field parking lot and proceeds to the cemetery and features the Jackson-Milton Marching Band, Scouting units, local fire departments and civic organizations. No candy is permitted
Veterans and family members of those currently serving are encouraged to wear something signifying their branch of service.
Anyone interested in participating should contact Jack Acri 330-770-2786 or jacri@neo.rr.com.


Cemetery Graves Decoration
Saturday, May 25 at 9 a.m.
Historic Poland Riverside Cemetery
Members of American Legion Mahoning Valley Post 15, American Legion Auxiliary Mahoning Valley Unit 15, and Sons of The American Legion Mahoning Valley Squadron 15 will be joined by local Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Cub Scouts to place flags on the graves of United States Military Veterans.

47th Annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies
Monday, May 27

Opening Ceremony
9:15 a.m.
American Legion Mahoning Valley Post 15 War Memorial Building Post 15 Home
35 Cortland Street Poland, Ohio 44514
A brief ceremony will also be held on the Main Street Bridge in honor of those lost at sea.

Memorial Day Parade
10 a.m.
American Legion Mahoning Valley Post 15 War Memorial Building Post 15 Home
The Parade travels down College Street, right on South Main Street, left on Riverside Drive and into the Riverside Cemetery.
Squadron 15 is asking all kids to decorate their bikes in red, white, and blue and ride them to the parade. They’re also asking drivers who own motorcycles, classics, or convertibles to ride in the parade. To participate, call 330-565-5333. 


Memorial Day Parade 
Starts at 11 a.m. Monday, May 27
The parade will start at Buhl at the intersection with Westerman. The parade will travel north on Buhl and turn west onto Highland. The parade will then travel west on Highland to Jefferson, travel north on Jefferson toward Hull, west onto Hull and carry on to the Oakwood Cemetery via North Oakland.


Smokey Hollow Memorial Service
Starts at 11:15 a.m. Monday, May 27
Smokey Hollow Memorial, at the corner of Rayen Avenue and Walnut Street. The Golden Eagles Club will be honoring those who made the supreme sacrifice.

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