Several Memorial Day 2018 events planned in Grand Rapids area

Several Memorial Day 2018 events planned in Grand Rapids area

Pismo Pier Annual Memorial Day Ceremony: Dozens are expected to attend the event which at 11 a.m. Speakers and music will pay tribute to those lost in battle. The parade route will be from Monroe Avenue and Lyon Street and ending at Veterans Memorial Park on Fulton Street and Sheldon Boulevard. "He's a father, friend, comrade and true community supporter" said Jake Phelps, commander of the American Legion Mark A Moore Post 3.

For over 100 years, the staff at Linn Grove Cemetery, on behalf of and in conjunction with various Weld County Military Organizations, has honored veterans past and present with a formal ceremony.

An All Veterans Gala will be held at 5-11 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at the Fort Collins Marriott, 350 E. Horsetooth Road, Fort Collins.

As barbeques, picnics and other activities take place this weekend, we must remain ever-cognizant of the expensive price tag that comes along with these daily freedoms we enjoy. The ceremony is open to the public. The Route 66 Veterans Living Memorial Corridor Project will see the planting of several trees in honor of female veterans from San Bernardino County.

Here's a list of Memorial Day events in the St. Paul area. More than 24 veterans also are buried there.

A Memorial Day breakfast sponsored by the Legion Auxiliary will be served from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.at the Legion Hall. The course includes a runway at the airport and will help raise money to further enhance the Greenville Downtown Airport's Community Corridor, which includes Runway Park.

Several Memorial Day 2018 events planned in Grand Rapids area

Falmouth: town of Falmouth Memorial Day ceremony, 10 a.m., Memorial Walkway at Falmouth Public Library, Main Street, preceded at 9:45 by procession from Village Green. Keynote speaker will be retired Lt. Col. Ralph Negron, a career Marine infantry officer who served in Vietnam. There also will be a flyover.

11 a.m. - Memorial Day ceremony in Toledo at the Veterans Memorial by the Life Center.

Irwin/North Huntingdon: Irwin/North Huntingdon VFW and Irwin American Legion will hold its annual parade at 10 a.m. with units forming at Immaculate Conception Church, Second Street.

Hastings: "March and Mayhem for Them" begins at 6 a.m. with 28-mile march on the Great River Road from Red Wing to the Hastings Rotary Pavilion to honor fallen comrades. Following this service, attendees will convene on Herritage Street at the Walk of Honor for a wreath laying at the Korean/Vietnam Memorial. The Clarke County High School Band and Choir will provide prelude and postlude selections and the National Anthem. (Ginger Pinson / Pioneer Press)Bayport: American Legion parade beginning at 8:30 a.m. Monday at Minnesota 95 and Central Avenue and proceeding north on Minnesota 95, west on Seventh Avenue, south on Fifth Street and west on Fifth Avenue to Hazelwood Cemetery.

One of the county's oldest traditions, the annual Westminster Memorial Day Parade, which recognized its 150th year in 2017, will be held Monday beginning at 10 a.m. The parade starts at 10 a.m. Saturday.

With nearly 4,000 full-size American flags being raised to fly, Floral Haven Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens in Broken Arrow will host its 46th annual Memorial Day Ceremony and Avenue of the Flags. Master of Ceremonies for the service is Kenny Tipsword and keynote speaker will be U.S. Air Force Major Dawn Winters of Scott Air Force Base. A program remembering fallen service men and women held in the park's gazebo follows the parade. This is the approximate schedule of ceremonies: 8:15 a.m., leave the VFW hall; 8:25 a.m., St. Patrick's Cemetery (flagpole); 8:35 a.m., Glenwood Cemetery (circle in new section); 8:45 a.m., Outwater Park; 9 a.m., Ida Fritz Park; 9:15 a.m., Grossi Park (flagpole); 9:30 a.m., Summit Park; 9:45 a.m., Altro Park (flagpole); 10 a.m., Veterans Park (flagpole) / Soldiers and Sailors monument.

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