Memorial Day Events 2016

Memorial Day celebrations begin on Friday with a dedication ceremony in Warren

Memorial Day

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – There are several Memorial Day events scheduled across the Valley. Here are a few that were reported to WKBN 27 First News:

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Monday May, 30th

Brookfield Parade:
Starting at 10 a.m. from Brookfield Middle School to State Route 7 to Township Ceremony. Col. Emmett C Shaffer will speak. There will be a luncheon after at the fire department banquet hall.

Canfield Memorial Day Services:
Starting at 10 a.m. at the Gazebo on Canfield Village Green. There will be a feature speaker honoring deceased Canfield veterans. There will then be a return to the Canfield War Vets Museum where a final ceremony will add two names to the honor wall.

Champion Parade:
Starting at 9 a.m. at Champion High School to State Route 45 to the cemetery on State Route 305. Hosted by Rotary Club.

Dorset Township Parade and Ceremony
The parade will march to the cemetery at 9:45 a.m., and the ceremony will begin thereafter. Marrian and Hayes roads will be closed at 9:40 a.m.. to all traffic while the parade is in progress.

Girard Memorial Parade:
Starting at 11 a.m. at the Girard City Cemetery. The Girard High School band will perform. Short biographies on local, deceased veterans will be read by high school students.

Howland Parade:
Starting at 10 a.m. at the Howland Township Cemetery. The guest speaker is Leo H. Connelly Jr., a Vietnam veteran and commander of the Youngstown Disabled American Veterans.

Hubbard Parade:
At 10 a.m., a procession will march from the top of Princeton Avenue to the Hubbard Union Cemetery for services and then to the War Memorial at the fire station for services. In case of inclement weather, services will be held in council chambers at the Hubbard Municipal Building.

Kiwanis Parade:
Starting at 9 a.m. at Boardman Center Middle  School, the Boardman Kiwanis will host its Memorial Day Parade and service honoring deceased Veterans.

Lowellville Memorial Service:
Ceremony starting at 10 a.m. at the Holy Rosary Cemetery. This will be followed by a short ceremony in the Poland Township Cemetery. The main speaker will be local WWII veteran Lou Mamula.

Mahoning Memorial Parade:
Starting at 8:45 a.m. will be the Memorial Day services. The last event starts at 10:30 a.m. The keynote speaker will be Col. Brian Kennedy with special guests Bob Pluchinsky and Frank Bochenek.

Memorial Day 500:
Starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Mercer Cemetery.

New Middletown Memorial Parade:
The line up will begin at 9 a.m. at the old elementary school and the parade will start promptly at 9:30 a.m. The parade will travel south on State Route 170 ending at the Springfield High School. The ceremony will occur in the stadium of the high school where the Veterans Memorial and memorial bricks have been relocated. There will be no sirens during this somber parade.

Newton Falls Parade
Starting at 10 a.m. at the Four Corners Park and Veterans Park.Niles Service
The Niles American Legion Post 106 will hold a Memorial Day service 11 a.m. in Niles City Cemetery. There will be a presentation on the Civil War Battle of Antietam.North Jackson Ceremony and Parade:
Ceremony beginning at 8:45 a.m. at the Jackson-Milton football field. The parade starts at 9 a.m. from the football field parking lot to the cemetery. Veterans and family members of those currently serving are encouraged to wear something signifying their branch of service.

Niles Memorial Ceremony:
Monday at 11 a.m. a memorial service and program will be held at the Niles City Cemetery. The Nile McKinley band will perform. The program is sponsored by the American Legion.

Poland Memorial Ceremony:
Starting at 9 a.m. will be the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 15’s 44th annual Memorial Day parade in Poland, OH.

Sager Memorial Ceremonies:
Starting at 9 a.m. at the Sager Memorial Cemetery, multiple ceremonies will be held. 10 a.m. in the Pioneer Cemetery, 10:15 a.m. march to Evergreen Cemetery, and 10:45 a.m. at Bristol Park where Bristol’s Civil War veterans will be remembered with a wreath laying at the Civil War Monument.

Spirit Balloon Ceremony:
Starting at 9 a.m. at the Auxiliary of the Mercer V.F.W members will meet with the Boy and Girl Scouts to release balloons decorated with the names, rank, and dates of soldiers killed in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

Springfield New Memorial:
Starting at 9:30 a.m.

Southington Parade and Service:
The Southington American Legion will hold a service at 11 a.m. with a parade and then a service in the cemetery.

Struthers Memorial Day:
Starting at 10 a.m. at Struthers High School, There will be a Memorial Day appreciation and recognition of fallen Struthers soldiers. Struthers Fallen Soldier Project will unveil three monuments to honor 74 fallen soldiers.

Warren Memorial Day Ceremony:
Starting at 9 a.m. at the Warren Amphitheater will be the Veterans Casting of Wreath Ceremony. A Memorial Day ceremony will take place 10 a.m. in the Warren Amphitheater. In case of rain, the ceremony will be in the First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave.
A parade will take place immediately after the services, begin in Perkins Park and continuing to Oakwood Cemetery.

Weathersfield Ceremony:
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4192 will host a ceremony 2 p.m. in Kerr Cemetery

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