With the holiday coming this Monday... as you picnic and celebrate with family and friends the unofficial beginning of summer.
Remember the Reason: Memorial Day is a time to honor, pay homage and remember all those men and women who served and gave the ultimate sacrifice!
They gave all for us to have the freedoms to do all the things we have the rights because of the those brave troops. The biggest salute and thank you to the troops and their families.
There will be a number of services, rememberances and commemorations this weekend.
Here are a few.
Akron- service at Civil War Memorial Chapel in Glendale Cemetery, 150 Glendale Ave at 1pm.
Rittman- service at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Road. Rifle salute, wreath-laying service it is bring your own lawn chairs at 10am.
Alliance- parade from Linden Avenue and East Main Street to Alliance City Cemetery on West Vine Street 10am. Public ceremony at 11am.
Bath Township- observance at Veterans Memorial Park, southeast corner of Cleveland-Massillon and West Bath roads at Noon.
Boston Heights- the Woodridge High School band steps off from the fire station, marching to Fairview Cemetery, next to Village Hall, 45 E. Boston Mills Road at 8:30am. They will perform the National Anthem to start the 9am observance.
Brewster- ceremony in the village square. The Fairless High School marching band will perform at 11am.
Brunswick- ceremony at Westview Cemetery 10am.
Canal Fulton- parade steps off from Lindsay Concrete, 6845 Erie Ave. at 1pm, goes north on Canal Street, turns onto East Market Street and ends at City Hall for a ceremony, with rifle squadron and Northwest High School band.
Canton- parade steps off from the McKinley Downtown Campus at 10am, travels west on Tuscarawas Street, north on Elgin Avenue and concludes with an observance at the McKinley Monument.
Clinton-Parade lines up at 10:30am from Orchard Hill Church, 2545 W. Comet Road, ending at Clinton Cemetery for a program.
Copley Township- a small service at Copley Veterans Cemetery, 3770 Copley Road.
Cuyahoga Falls- parade from Lillis Drive and Portage Trail at 9am, marching east on Portage Trail and north on Fourth Street to Oakwood Drive for an 11 a.m. ceremony at Oakwood Cemetery. A service will be held at 1pm Monday.
Dalton- parade starts at Dalton High School at 10am and proceeds to Church Street and the cemetery for a service.
East Canton- parade will begin at 10am at the corner of Browning and Noble streets. It travels west on Center Street, south on state Route 44, west on Church, north on Plum and east on Noble.
Fairlawn- tribute at Memorial Monument in Bicentennial Park across from City Hall, 3486 S. Smith Road at 9am.
Garrettsville- ceremony at Veterans Memorial on Maple Avenue at 9am. Then a parade from Baptist Cemetery to Park Cemetery on Center Street at 9:30am, followed by a service.
Green- The annual pancake breakfast will be at Fire Station No. 1, 4200 Massillon Road, from 7-10am. The parade steps off at 10 a.m. from Green High School, 1474 Boettler Road. It travels east to Massillon Road south (south bound lanes only) to Steese Road west to Green Intermediate School, back to the Green High School parking lot. There will be a short ceremony at noon at Green Veterans Memorial Park, 1900 Steese Road. The Car Show and Picnic will begin immediately following the ceremony and end at 3pm.
Hudson- parade assembles on Milford Road and proceeds east on state Route 303 and north on state Route 91 at 10am. A ceremony will be held at Markillie Cemetery, 410 N. Main St., immediately after the parade.
Kent- parade at 10am, starting at North Water and East Main streets downtown, includes a brief service on Main Street bridge, ending at Standing Rock Cemetery for an 11 a.m. ceremony.
Lakemore- parade at 11am from Springfield High School, 1880 Canton Road, down Sanitarium Road, turn on Lake Road, and ending at the Memorial Triangle, followed by a service.
Massillon- Parade at 9:30am. steps off at Eighth Street Northeast and Lincoln Way East, turns left on Erie Street, left on Tremont, ending at Veterans Memorial Park on First Street Southeast. Ceremony in Duncan Plaza will follow.
Medina- parade at 10:15am from Medina County Courthouse on Public Square to Spring Grove Cemetery, followed by a ceremony.
North Canton- parade at 9am from near Dogwood Park on Seventh Street Northeast, travels west on Seventh to North Main Street, then south on North Main, east on Maple Street and ends at Bitzer Park, 200 S. Main St., where there will be a memorial ceremony immediately after the parade.
Orrville- parade at 9am from the American Legion on Market Street, west on Market to Crown Hill Road and north to Crown Hill Cemetery for a 10am service.
Ravenna- a parade at 10am from the old high school on Clinton Street to the Veterans Memorial on Chestnut Street for a ceremony at the courthouse lawn. A service will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.
Richfield- A parade will assemble at 9:30am at the Richfield Historical Society and march to West Richfield Cemetery, 4219 Broadview Road, where a service will be held.
Rittman- parade at 10:30am from Erie and South Main streets, marching downtown to the IGA shopping center on North Main Street. Ceremony will follow at Rittman Cemetery on Decourcey Road.
Rootstown Township- parade at 10am travels from Loretta Drive, eastbound on Tallmadge Road to end at Homeland Cemetery.
Stow- program at 10:15am at Stow Cemetery, 3162 Kent Road, with music and readings.
Tallmadge- parade at 10am will assemble at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, then travel down West Avenue to Tallmadge Circle. A memorial service will be held at the cemetery immediately following the parade. The services include a ceremony,
Twinsburg- parade at 10:30am from Twinsburg High School, 10084 Ravenna Road, to Veterans Monument on the square in Twinsburg Township, followed by a service.
Wadsworth- parade at 10:15am from in front of the American Legion and VFW Hall on Main Street, ending at Woodlawn Cemetery for a service. The American Legion will be serving a Memorial Day breakfast.
Wooster- parade at 9am from Wayne County Fairgrounds, heading east on West Liberty Street to Public Square, south on Market Street to Madison Avenue and the overpass bridge. Services follow at the Veterans Memorial in Wooster Cemetery.