Memorial Day events planned (5-24-13) PDF Print E-mail
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Following is a list of Memorial Day programs scheduled around Wood County that have been reported to the Sentinel-Tribune.

BOWLING GREEN
Bowling Green's Memorial Day Parade leaves the Federal Building parking lot at South Main and Washington streets at 10:30 Monday.
The parade moves north on Main, turns east on Court Street, makes a stop at the Wood County Courthouse for a brief ceremony and then moves east to Thurstin Street, north to Ridge Street and then east to Oak Grove Cemetery.
Lt. Col. Hien Nguyen, of the Air Force ROTC Detachment 620 at Bowling Green State University, will deliver the address.
Music will be provided by the Bowling Green High School band.
Members of the 14th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and 3rd Arkansas Civil War re-enactors will provide salutes.
BGSU Army ROTC Pershing Rifles will provide the color guard.
In case of rain the program will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Memorial Building in City Park.
BRADNER
Parade lineup is 10 a.m. Monday in front of the American Legion Post. Parade marches at 10:30 to Bradner Cemetery.
The guest speaker will be Mike O'Donnell.
The fly over this year will feature vintage aircraft.
A potluck at the post will follow. All are invited, bring a dish to share.
A service will be held at Wayne Cemetery at 2 p.m.
CUSTAR
American Legion Post 305 will sponsor a parade Monday starting at 1 p.m.
The service at Milton Cemetery will start at 1:30 p.m.
An open house and potluck will follow at the post.
DOWLING
Memorial Day ceremonies will be held at New Belleville Ridge Cemetery, Carter and Dowling roads, in Dowling, Monday at 9 a.m.
FORT MEIGS
Staff and volunteers at Fort Meigs will honor the men and women of U.S. armed forces on Memorial Day.
War of 1812 soldiers will provide weapons firing demonstrations and talks throughout the day. A special wreath laying ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. in front of the monument within the fort. The ceremony continues with wreath layings at the Pennsylvania and Kentucky monuments.
Fort Meigs will be open from 12 to 5 p.m. Regular admission rates apply and are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $4 for children (6 to 18 years). Ohio Historical Society members and children 5 and under are free. Veterans get free admission to the site on Memorial Day.
GRAND RAPIDS
Grand Rapids will start its Memorial Day Parade at 10:30 a.m. at Pirate's Park before heading downtown. Rev. Mark Montgomery will speak.
Other Memorial Day events planned by the legion post include laying wreaths at 9 a.m. at Beaver Creek Cemetery with Rev. Scott Carman speaking, at 9:45 a.m. at Mount Pleasant Cemetery with Rev. Terry Spiess speaking, and at 11:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Cemetery with Father David Tscherne speaking.
A noon potluck will be held at Alva N. Sidle American Legion Post No. 4984.
In the event of rain, all outdoor events are canceled and the program will be held at the legion hall at 10:30 a.m.
On Sunday, a service is planned at the Methodist church at 9 a.m.
HASKINS
The Memorial Day Parade will form at Union Hill Cemetery at 8:45 a.m.
A flag raising will be conducted by Boy Scouts from Troop 315, Haskins. The Star-Spangled Banner will also be sung, and a prayer will follow.
Music will be provided by Aura Belleville. Joe Stockner will deliver the Memorial Day address.
A rifle salute will be provided by members of the Lybarger-Grimm American Legion Post 441, Bowling Green.
Graves will be decorated by the Boy Scouts.
A benediction will also be delivered.
JERRY CITY  
A parade will kick off the observance at 10:45 a.m.
Units will march to the Jerry City Cemetery for an 11 a.m. program.  The speaker will be Air Force veteran, Staff Sgt. Matthew Herrig. A salute to the Jerry City veterans will be given by Walt Chambers Jr. Roll call of those interred at Jerry City and Mt. Zion cemeteries, who have served the country will be by Rose Chambers. Performing will be the Elmwood High School Band. Members Jon Shinew and Madison Arnold will play taps.
In the event of rain, all activities will take place in the Jerry City Village Hall.
LAKE TOWNSHIP
Lake Township's ceremony will start with a VFW Post 9963 parade at 9:30 a.m. The ceremony at the cemetery starts at 10 a.m.
LUCKEY
The Luckey American Legion will be presenting the colors at 9:30 a.m.  Pastor Tom Zulick from Dowling Evangelical Church will be the guest speaker.
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP
A Memorial Day ceremony will be held Monday at 8:45 a.m. in Rudolph Cemetery.
NORTH BALTIMORE
A Memorial Day parade will begin in front of the fire hall at 9 a.m. in the village. The route will proceed to Maplewood Cemetery.
Following the parade, a service will begin at the cemetery. Tom Boltz and Mayor Mike Julien will both speak.
PEMBERVILLE
The Pemberville Memorial Day parade begins at the Town Hall on Monday at 9 a.m.
At 10, following the parade, a service will be held at the Pemberville American Legion Freedom Post 183. Tech. Sgt. Lewis "Brad" Smith of the 180th Fighter Wing, Air National Guard will be the guest speaker.
The Sons of the American Legion will be sponsoring a chicken barbecue after the program.
PERRYSBURG
The Memorial Day parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Louisiana Avenue and Sixth Street. The parade will proceed north on Louisiana Avenue, turn left onto West Front Street, and finish at Fort Meigs Cemetery.
A ceremony will follow at the cemetery. The event is organized by American Legion Post 28.
St. Rose Parish will hold a Memorial Day Mass at St. Rose Cemetery at 9 a.m. Monday.
ROSSFORD
The Memorial Day parade will step off at 1:30 p.m. from the Edward Ford Memorial on Dixie Highway, proceeding to Veterans Park where a ceremony with speakers will be held.
SCOTCH RIDGE
Wreaths will be laid at memorial graves at Webster Township Cemetery at 9 a.m. A rifle salute will be held by members of American Legion Post 240.
TONTOGANY
Memorial Day ceremonies will start in Tontogany Monday at 10 a.m. with a flag raising at American Legion Post 441.
Legionnaires will decorate the marker stones honoring Lybarger, Grimm, Castner, Gault and Benneth by Auxiliary Unit 441.
The parade will start at 10:15 a.m. and end at Tontogany Cemetery.
The master of ceremony will be Tom German and the invocation will be given by Rev. Jon Knitz.
A flag retirement ceremony is planned, followed by a community potluck at the hall.
In the event of rain, the program will be held inside the legion hall.
Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2013 08:56
 

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