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Your guide to Memorial Day events in Eastern Iowa

Your guide to Memorial Day events in Eastern Iowa

The "Rose" Mass will take place at an outdoor altar.

10 a.m., York Springs Memorial Day Service will be held at Sunnyside Cemetery.

In Beverly and Waterford, the Memorial Day Parade sponsored by American Legion Post 389 will begin at 9 a.m. Monday at Fort Frye High School with the lineup beginning at 8:30 a.m. A second ceremony will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Ravenswood Cemetery. May 25 and 27, Windridge Memorial Park, 7014 S. Rawson Bridge Road, Cary. Celebration to follow the day-long event with dinner and entertainment at the Veterans Memorial and Rotary Pavilion along the Hastings riverfront which is free for marchers.

GREENFORD - Greenford Ruritan Club will host its Memorial Day parade, 9 a.m., speaker is Major Mark Stepuk; parade line-up starts at 8 a.m.at the Greenford Christian Church parking lot. Following the parade, there will be a ceremony of remembrance and grand reopening of Veterans Memorial Park led by the United Veterans Council of Kent County.

Following the parade, a half hour memorial service will be held at the Kentwood chapter of Disabled American Memorial Park at 355 48 St. SE. In 1946, the town passed a resolution that "the area at the easterly end of Narragansett Avenue be named Memorial Square in honor of all who died in the service of their country". We appreciate the military service of each and every one of our veterans. Here are some great events in Minnesota to honor those who have lost their lives for our freedom this Memorial Day weekend. The ceremony to retire worn, faded and tattered flags follows.

The red, white and blue of the American flag will fly high on the North Fork Monday, May 28, as local parades and ceremonies are held in observance of Memorial Day. The bell honors and supports veterans, and Marion Post 298 is in possession of the memorial tribute for this holiday weekend. The Port Byron Coe-Lamb Post of the American Legion will host the ceremony. Bob DePaul, 847-639-0267.

Milford Parade Chairman Remember Why We Gather On Memorial Day

May 28: South Kingstown Memorial Day Parade begins at 10am, starting on Holly Street, traveling down Main St. and ending at Saugatucket Park, with a ceremony to follow at the memorial. At 11 a.m. wreaths will be placed and special guests will speak.

Marshfield's American Legion Post 54 celebrated its recent remodeling with a dedication and ribbon cutting for the new Merkel Brothers Vietnam Veterans Memorial Patio on May 23. The parade has 12 divisions and is the oldest, continuing Memorial Day Parade in the nation and is the State of Ohio's official Memorial Day Parade.

During the ceremony, visiting Department of Wisconsin Adjutant Amber Nikolai noted Marshfield's Legion as visionary and a role model for the 500 plus Legion posts in the state. Coffee and rolls will be served afterward by the Legion post's auxiliary. Information: Patrick Conley, 847-802-8280, post673@huntleylegion.org or 847-669-8485.

The annual Memorial Day parade will be held in downtown Toledo on Saturday. Flying aircraft are again a part of the ceremonies.

Whatever the reason, Logan was moved to take Memorial Day a step further. Food will be served at both locations following the program. Antique and military vehicles will also be on display.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 728 will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the WWI monument at Main and Gilbert. Events that will be going on to commemorate those who died in active military service include services, flag retirements and parades.

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