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Memorial Day events in Columbiana Trumbull and Mahoning counties in Ohio and Mercer and Lawrence counties in Pennsylvania

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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.

Bloomfield Memorial Day Schedule
At 10 a.m. Monday, May 31, there will be a Memorial Ceremony at Mountain View Cemetery.
At 11:30 a.m., the Memorial Day Parade will begin at Barnard Lane and Bloomfield Avenue.
At noon, there will be a Post Parade Ceremony on the Town Green.

Boardman Memorial Day Ceremony
The 117th Annual Boardman Memorial Day Service returns to in-person attendance at 10 a.m. Monday, May 31 at the Boardman Park Maag Outdoor Amphitheater.
The featured speaker is Gold Star father Donald Clark, who will speak about his son Donald V. Clark who died in military service over Mosul, Iraq in 2008. William Wainio will give the invocation. Lt. Colonel Bill Moss, USAF Retired, will lead the Pledge of Allegiance and place a wreath in honor of deceased veterans.
The Boardman High School National Honor Society President Cassidy Bryan will place a wreath in honor of our currently serving military personnel. Mark Luke, of the Boardman Kiwanis Club, will serve as Master of Ceremonies. The Boardman High School Wind Ensemble conducted by Tom Ruggieri will provide music for the Service.
In the event of rain, the service will be held in the Boardman Park Lariccia Community Center at 10 a.m.

Brookfield Memorial Day Ceremony
At 10 a.m. on Monday, May 31, the Annual Veteran Memorial Day Service will be held at the Brookfield Township Cemetery, located on State Route 7. The service will be near the Veteran’s Memorial, which is located on the southeast end of the cemetery next to the American Flag pole.

Champion Memorial Day Parade
At 9 a.m. on Monday, May 31, the Memorial Day Parade will be held along Mahoning Ave.

Columbiana Memorial Day parade: Canceled
Columbiana American Legion Post 290, instead, will have a short service.

COVID-19 Memorial Dedication Ceremony
Dominic Adams, a Troop 83 Eagle Scout, will host a Dedication Ceremony for his Eagle Project. The project is a Covid-19 Memorial dedicated to first responders and those affected by Covid-19.  
The dedication will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 22 at Todd Park’s flagpole in Girard.

Howland Memorial Day Service
At 10 a.m., Monday, May 31, the American Legion Post 800 will host a service at Howland Township Cemetery

Hubbard Memorial Day events
A flag retirement ceremony will be at 8 p.m., or around dusk, Friday, May 28 at the Harding Park Band Stand.
At 1 p.m. Saturday, May 29, there will be a dedication ceremony on Myron Street at the Hubbard Veterans Bridge.
On Monday, May 31, a Memorial Day procession begins at 10 a.m. at the Hubbard Union Cemetery. It will continue to the Hubbard War Memorial. (Procession lineup is at 9:30 a.m. on Princeton Avenue).

Leetonia Memorial Day Parade canceled, ceremonies still planned
In lieu of a Memorial Day parade this year, there will be a wreath presentation ceremony at 9 a.m. at the Washingtonville VFW. Following this there will be a ceremony honoring those who served at Wick Park, hosted by the Leetonia American Legion with accompanying music performed by the Leetonia High School band May 31.
To wrap up the day, there will be a memorial ceremony to honor the late Ralph Diaz, a decorated Vietnam War veteran from Leetonia, at Oakdale Cemetery. For more, call (330) 427-6259.

Lisbon Memorial Day parade and ceremony
The Memorial Day parade begins at 9 a.m., followed by ceremonies at the cemetery.

Lordstown Memorial Day Service
At 10 a.m. Monday, May 31, a service will be held at the village cemetery on Salt Springs Road.

McDonald War Memorial
At 11 a.m. Sunday, May 30 the War Memorial will be held at Woodland Park on Ohio Avenue.

Mercer Memorial 500 parade: Back on the calendar
Thanks to a last-minute permit opportunity, the annual parade is happening in Mercer County this year. The day will kick off with a 5K at 9 a.m., followed by a short awards ceremony and entertainment, vendors and games. The parade begins at 11 a.m. on Venango Street.

Memorial Day Ceremony and Car Show in Hermitage
From noon to 4 p.m. Monday, May 31, a Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony and Car Cruise will be held at the Golden Corral, located at 1025 N. Hermitage Rd. in Hermitage. The ceremony to honor the fallen will be at 12:30 p.m. The event is outside, but attendees are asked to wear a mask and follow protocols. Vintage cars will be on display, and there will be music by DJ Mike Hammond.

Newton Falls Memorial Day Parade
At 10 a.m. Monday, May 3, veterans in the area are invited to meet for the Memorial Day Parade at the Statue of Liberty at Center and Broad.

Niles Memorial Day Events
At 11 a.m. Monday, May 31, a service will be held at the Niles City Cemetery, conducted by the American Legion William McKinley Post 106.

Poland Memorial Parade canceled, ceremonies still planned
Although the Sons of The American Legion Mahoning Valley Squadron 15 had to cancel the annual Memorial Day parade, they’re hosting a small ceremony that will be livestreamed on Facebook at the War Memorial Building Post 15 Home located at 35 Cortland Street in Poland on May 31.Bishop David Bonnar will offer opening and closing remarks alongside the keynote speaker Kristen Fox of Poland.

Reynolds VFW Memorial Day Ceremony
From 7:30 to 10 a.m. Monday, May 31, the Reynolds VFW will be having a Memorial Day Ceremony. It’s located at 115 Edgewood Dr., Greenville, Pa.
No parade will be held this year.

VFW Triangle Post 2799 Annual Memorial Service
The Post will honor members who they have lost over the past year at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 30. The Post is located at 3161 E South Range Rd. in New Springfield.

Warren Flea and Farmer’s Market Memorial Day celebration
As part of its Memorial Day Celebration on May 29, The Warren Flea & Farmers Market will be honoring all veterans, health care workers and first responders. As a thank you, the market, in conjunction with Schwebel’s Bakery, will be giving away free hot dogs and chips to any veteran, health care worker or first responder who visits the market that day (proof of veteran status or employee ID will be required) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 29.
The Warren Flea & Farmers Market is located at 428 S. Main Street in downtown Warren – one block south of US-422. Admission and parking are free.

Warren Memorial Day Events
At 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 31, there will be a casting of the wreath in the Mahoning River at the amphitheater.
At 10 a.m., there will be a service at the amphitheater.
At 11 a.m., the Memorial Day Parade will march along East Market to Chestnut into the cemetery.

Youngstown Memorial Day Observance
Mahoning and Shenango Valleys Chapter Military Officers Association of America (MSVC-MOAA) and Reserve Organizations of America, Chapter 42 (ROA/42) will hold its annual Memorial Day Observance at Oak Hill Cemetery in Youngstown on Monday, May 31, at 8:30 a.m. The event will include a short reading on the history of Memorial Day, laying of wreath and rendering of TAPS.

Youngstown Smoky Hollow Memorial Day Service
The service will begin at 11:15 a.m. Monday, May 31.

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