American Legion hosts Memorial Day weekend events for Flagstaff, NAU communities

Memorial Day remembers soldiers who perished in war

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Also on Memorial Day will be the 19th annual "Ride to Remember". The event is free. The parade will begin at 1 p.m., proceeding to Main Street and Niagara County Courthouse on Hawley Street. Later in the day, from 2 to 4 p.m., Mark Mazur & the Little Big Band will give a free concert at the Olcott gazebo. The Police Department Honor Guard will fire a ceremonial volley and a memorial wreath will be placed at the cemetery event, and the guest speaker at the 11 a.m. event will be retired Air Force Lt. Col. Charles "Chip" Carroll. The 2018 Games will feature a celebration kickoff honoring the Old Hickory Division, a group of young men trained in Greenville broke the Hindenburg line and helped end World War I, with a special parachute landing at 11 a.m. Games will be played throughout the day with awards at 5 p.m., followed by the World's Greatest Scottish Happy Hour & Celtic Jam until 10 p.m. Visit to learn more.

The City of Washougal, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and American Legion Women's Auxiliary invites the community to commemorate Memorial Day at 11 a.m., Monday, May 28, at the Washougal Memorial Cemetery, 3329 "Q" St.

While the majority of us see the three-day weekend as a time to kick back, relax and celebrate the beginning of summer, we must ensure the sacrifices of America's fallen heroes who fought and died to protect our nation's principles are never forgotten. The Veterans for Peace chapter is also placing more than 6,000 grave markers in Olbrich Park along Atwood Avenue on Saturday to recognize service members killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

In keeping with its longstanding tradition of designating a local veteran as Honorary Grand Marshal of the Memorial Day Parade, the Lockport Parade Committee has selected Evertt Fitchlee as this year's honoree. Entertainment includes a live, 30-minute performance by Lady Gaga tribute artist Renee Nicole Gray and dancing to the futuristic sounds of 570 Events.

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Lafayette - 9:30 a.m. parade starting on Washington Street.

Jeremy Musgrove, a junior studying Spanish and environmental sciences who served in the Marine Corps for five years and works at the Veterans Success Center, talked about the importance of this holiday.

A 21-gun salute under the direction of Sergeant-at-Arms Bill Copple followed by taps performed by Matt Snead.

Village Church in Destin will host the official dedication of the Memorial Prayer Garden and bronze sculpture "Lest We Forget" by famed Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz.

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Delphos - 10:45 a.m. parade from East Second north onto Main Street, Delphos. A program is planned at 10:30 the Community Center, 206 Maple St.

Eastham: A Memorial Day breakfast to honor all who have served will be held from 8:30 to 10 Orleans-Eastham Elks Lodge, 10 McKoy Road. Ceremony will begin at 10 flagpole by cemetery entrance. The guest speaker will be Army veteran Adam Packham.

Bart Bartholomew, commander of the American Legion Post 15, and Max DeCamp, commander of the VFW Post 41, will be present to place flags in the wreath for those members of the Associated Veterans Club who have deceased this past year.

Memorial Day, meant to remember the fallen, is distinct from Veterans Day, which is recognized each November 11 to celebrate the service of all USA military veterans. The final service will be at 10:00 the Long Grove Cemetery in Maynard, with Elaine VandeVorde giving the Memorial Day address. Musical selections by Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School band.

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Wilson Historical Society's annual Memorial Day Fair will be held from 8 4 p.m. Monday on the historical society grounds, 641 Lake St. The guest speaker will be Bill Paterson, a U.S. Navy veteran and retired school teacher. Historians say it started during and immediately after the American Civil War, 1861-1865, which was fought over the enforced slavery of black people. 91, a quarter-mile south of Agency Road.

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