|Memorial Day Parade is back in L’burg|
|Written by Erika Schmidt Russell|
|Wednesday, May 15, 2013 8:17 PM|
Attention residents of Lawrenceburg and Greendale The Memorial Day Parade is back!
“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.
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.
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.
For more information, contact the Legion Post at 1-812-432-9200.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 8:28 PM|