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Memorial Day holiday events

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  • AMHERST: The annual Memorial Day parade kicks off at 10 a.m. Monday at Marion L. Steele High School, 450 Washington St., and goes through downtown. A short service will follow at Amherst City Hall, 206 S. Main St.
  • AVON: The Avon Memorial Day parade starts 9 a.m. Monday at the Senior Center, 36786 Detroit Road, traveling east on Detroit Road to state Route 83. A ceremony will follow at the memorial at Route 83 and Detroit Road.
  • AVON LAKE: The city’s annual parade starts 10 a.m. Monday, marching from Avon Lake High School, 175 Avon Belden Road, to Veterans Memorial Park, 32756 Lake Road, with a ceremony 10:45 a.m.
  • BROWNHELM TOWNSHIP: The “shortest parade in town” starts 1:45 p.m. Sunday at North Ridge and Claus roads. Participants are asked to gather 1:30 p.m. The procession will travel to Brownhelm Cemetery, led by American Legion Post 118 of Amherst. A brief ceremony will follow at the veterans memorial site. Short services will follow at the Rugby Cemetery on North Ridge Road and at Brown’s Lake Road Cemetery on Liberty Avenue, Vermilion.
  • COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP: The Columbia Station Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9340 will have Memorial Day services 11 a.m. Monday from Columbia Middle School, 13646 West River Road, to the cemetery. Immediately after the cemetery services, a service will be at the Columbia Station Veterans Memorial, 25742 Royalton Road.
  • EATON TOWNSHIP: A Memorial Day service will be
  • 1 p.m. Sunday at Butternut Ridge Cemetery, 36433 Butternut Ridge Road, hosted by Eaton Township’s Veterans Memorial Committee and American Legion Post 717, North Ridgeville. This year’s guest speaker is Lt. Bob Hammond, works with soldiers on active duty in the Middle East who are injured and suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder. Volunteers can help the Memorial Committee place flags at veterans’ graves beginning 9 a.m. Saturday.
  • ELYRIA: At 8 a.m. Saturday, American flags will be placed at Agudath Achim, Brookdale, LaPorte, North and South Murray Ridge, Ridgelawn and St. Mary’s cemeteries. The work will be done by American Legion Post 12, AMVETS Post 32, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1079, Korean War Veterans Association, Marine Corps League, Disabled American Veterans, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Elyria High School junior ROTC. Volunteers are welcome.
    At 7 p.m. Sunday, a wreath-laying ceremony will take place at the American Legion Post 12, 393 Ohio St. The guest speaker is George N. Vourlojianis.
    At 9 a.m. Monday, service at Ely Square with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1079 color guard and rifle squad. The guest speaker is veteran J. Thomas Smith.
    The annual Memorial Day parade steps off at 10 a.m. The parade will not be canceled for any reason. The parade route will begin at Court and Broad streets; goes east on Broad to Washington Avenue, north on Washington to Harrison Street, east on Harrison to Glenwood Street.
  • GRAFTON: Annual Memorial Day parade, sponsored by the Grafton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3341, will line up 11 a.m. Monday at the Grafton Police Department, 1009 Chestnut St. The parade will begin at noon.
  • GRAFTON TOWNSHIP: The Belden Historical Society will sponsor a parade and program on Monday. The parade lineup start 9:30 a.m. at Grafton township hall. The parade starts 10 a.m. and proceeds to Grafton Township Veterans Memorial Park for a short program. Participants in the event include Midview Air Force ROTC, Midview High School Marching Band and the Rev. David Walker and the choir of the Belden United Methodist Church.
  • KIPTON: The Kipton, Camden and Henrietta Township Memorial Day parade and program will be 2 p.m. Sunday. Parade lineup is at 1:30 p.m. For information, call (440) 775-3944.
  • LAGRANGE/LAGRANGE TOWNSHIP: Annual Memorial Day event will begin 11 a.m. Monday at Veterans Memorial Park on West Street in LaGrange. The speaker is Staff Sgt. Tiffany Ihnot from Rocky River.
  • LORAIN: The Lorain City Veterans Associations will have a Memorial Day celebration 2 p.m. Sunday at Lorain High School Performing Arts Center, 2600 Ashland Ave. The Lorain High School band and choir will perform. The Lorain Veterans Council will host a food and clothing drive at the event.
  • The Lorain Memorial Day Parade begins 11 a.m. Monday at 17th Street and Broadway, proceeding north to West Erie and west to Washington Avenue. A reviewing stand will be on the steps of City Hall.
  • NORTH RIDGEVILLE: The Lions Club and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9871 are sponsoring the Memorial Day parade, which begins 9:45 a.m. Monday at the North Ridgeville Senior Center, 7327 Avon Belden Road, proceeding to North Ridgeville Academic Center, 34620 Bainbridge Road. A Memorial Day ceremony at Ranger Stadium will follow.
  • OBERLIN: A Memorial Day program will begin 10 a.m. Monday in Wright Memorial Park, 17 Vine St. The Oberlin High School band will play and two pastors will give opening and closing prayers. Three veteran commanders will read off each war starting with World War I and a rose will be placed on a wreath. The guest speaker will be Steve Johnson, a retired Oberlin high school band director.
  • SOUTH AMHERST: Memorial Day parade lineup will begin 9:30 a.m. Monday on Kenwood Street and parade starts 10 a.m.. The parade route heads west on Main Street to Evergreen Cemetery, where a program will conclude events in the Memorial Garden. To participate, call Mayor Dave Leshinski at (440) 986-2222.
  • VERMILION: Memorial Day observances will begin with a wreath dedication 8:30 a.m. Monday at the clock in Exchange Park on Exchange Street. A memorial service will be 9:15 a.m. at Maple Grove Cemetery on Mason Road in Vermilion Township. Parade begins 11 a.m., and will conclude with ceremony 11:45 a.m. at the gazebo in Victory Park, 687 Main St.
  • WELLINGTON: Ceremony will be 10:30 a.m. Monday in front of village hall, 115 Willard Memorial Square, then a parade will go to the Greenwood Cemetery, where another ceremony will be held followed by a parade back to village hall to hoist the American flag.
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