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Memorial Day Parade is back in L’burg PDF Print E-mail
Written by Erika Schmidt Russell   
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 8:17 PM

Attention residents of Lawrenceburg and Greendale The Memorial Day Parade is back!
Last year the Lawrenceburg American Legion and Sons of the American Legion Post 239 cancelled the parade due to low turn out, said Mick McNimery.

He and Legion member Tom “Head” Rogers heard from people who missed it, so the parade is back starting at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27.

“We’d like to see people really come out and line Walnut Street. They’re showing support for those who have died defending their country, veterans who survived and returned, and all those currently serving. They have made or were/are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice,” said McNimery.

The return of the parade will be a little shorter than previous years, with the Lawrenceburg Fire Department Color Guard leading it off followed by the Legion Color Guard in a car, as well as several World War II veterans riding in the parade, he said.

As the country loses World War II veterans, people should take the time to honor those still living and hear their stories.

McNimery said the parade will go up Walnut Street from High Street stopping at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. “We’re not taking it onto U.S. 50 this year,” said McNimery.

Following the parade, Dearborn Circuit Court Judge Jim Humphrey will be the featured speaker at Greendale Cemetery for a service at 11 a.m.

Korean War Veterans Chapter No. 4, American Legion Post No. 231, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5312, Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 75, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter No. 71 and associated auxiliaries will conduct Memorial Day services at Aurora’s Riverview Cemetery at 11 a.m. Monday, May 27.

Guest speaker will be Captain Howard T. Toss Jr., U.S. Navy retired. Boy Scouts of America Troop No. 637 will place an American flag at the grave of each known veteran.

Bright Memorial Day services will be held at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, May 26, at Gibson Cemetery.
With inspirational words, this year’s speaker is Dan Johnson.

Memorial Day services and remembrance is supported by the local churches of Bright, American Legion Post 199 – Harrison, Ohio, VFW Duwel post 7570 – Harrison Ohio and AMVETS post 13 - West Harrison.

Remembering the veterans who have paid the ultimate sacrifice, their grave sites in Gibson Cemetery will be honored with an American flag, a tradition continued by the Blasdel family.

There are over 270 U.S. service men and women buried at Gibson Cemetery dating back to John Gibson and Job Judd Soldiers who fought in the Revolutionary War.

Dillsboro-Farmers Retreat
Dillsboro American Legion Northcutt-Laaker Post 292, will perform Memorial Day Services Sunday, May 26, at 1 p.m. at Oakdale Cemetery, Dillsboro, and 3 p.m. at St. John Cemetery, Farmer’s Retreat.

For more information, contact the Legion Post at 1-812-432-9200.

Last Updated on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 8:28 PM