Memorial Day closings and events

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A brief ceremony will be held on G.A.R. Island Park after the parade.

The annual Morgan County Memorial Day parade and services in Malta and McConnelsville will be held on Monday, May 30.

The ceremony on will begin at 6 p.m. with a local Boy Scout troop in attendance performing the ceremony.

Local veterans organizations, including V.F.W.

Granby: The American Legion Post 266, will lead the Memorial Day parade on Monday. The parade will also feature contingents of emergency agencies from nearby communities.

At noon, there will be a paddleboard race.Ypsilanti Memorial Day Parade - Starts at 9 a.m. and runs North down Huron St.to Cross St. and onto River St. ending at the cemetery.

This annual ceremony has been held in Warrensburg for a century, but this year's edition has a new aspect: vintage military vehicles will be in featured in the parade.

On Monday, a wreath-laying ceremony will be held 10 a.m.at Fifth and Dodge streets. This year's ceremony honors the U.S. Navy servicemen and women of all wars, as well at the POWs/MIAs and their families.

Brodhead's Memorial Day parade steps off downtown at 9 a.m. Monday. At approximately 9:30 a.m. the parade will start at Whippany Park High School on Whippany Road.

This year's honorary parade marshal will be Christine Bassett, master sergeant of the United States Air Force, a Ludlow High School graduate and a lifelong resident of Ludlow. She and Roy Jones are co-chairing a committee that is organizing the parade. It will end at The Riviera, 812 Wrigley Drive, for an American Legion Post 24 ceremony.

On Memorial Day, Smith & Wesson Corp. will hold its third "Celebration of Heroes" with a remembrance ceremony followed by music, games and food.

The parade will re-form at the bottom of the hill and march to Veterans' Memorial Park by way of Meadow Street, Elm Street, and East Main Street. The parade will march from the American Legion to Oaklawn Cemetery, where there will be a brief ceremony. It will end at Veterans Park where ceremonies will be held. The annual ceremony pays tribute to Native Americans who contributed to the USA military in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and at present.

While many communities claim to have had the first services recognizing the war dead, including both Macon and Columbus, Congress, and President Lyndon Johnson declared in 1966 Waterloo, New York, the "birthplace" of Memorial Day. A color guard of the Stony Creek Volunteer Fire Co.

The Memorial Day Dash 5K in Nashville begins at 800 Fort Negley Blvd. on Monday at 7:30 a.m.

The parade is on Monday at 10 a.m., from Marshall Middle School to the town center.

Haslett Memorial Day Service, 11 a.m. -3 p.m. Ralya Elementary School, World War II Memorial, 5645 School St., Haslett.

Children are the focus at Up Yonda Environmental Farm on Saturday with their Out & About nature activities in the award-winning educational venue. The race annually attracts hundreds of competitors.

A live comedy performance by Justin Rivera will kick off festivities at 7 p.m. Friday, May 27. Those attending will be able to obtain information on nurturing their plants from Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners; free refreshments will be provided.

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