"Memorial Day is to memorialize those that were lost".
Across Colorado this weekend there are Memorial Day parades, ceremonies and remembrances being held to honor those who have died in service of our country.
Area events, from the fun to the solemn, are listed here.
"It promises to be one of the largest parades in the area", Mayor Melvin Coakley said.
After the ceremony there will be a gathering at the Amvets on Primrose Street for parade participants. Contact him at 570-660-6619 and sign up to be part of the parade. Evergreen Cemetery (Little Arlington Section), 2600 E. Mt. Hope, Lansing. The church sits along the parade route. The day's celebrations include wreath-laying ceremonies at the Civil War Memorial on the grounds of Town Hall and Veterans Memorial Park.
Assisting with the event will be the Cumberland Valley JROTC Color Guard, Boy Scout Troop 333, Girl Scout Troop 12083, bagpiper Bill Gable, patriotic music by Sharon Nelson, and master of ceremonies Bill Castle.
MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY AND PARADE, 9 a.m., starting at the Waterfront Hotel & Marina by the Chapel Hill Bridge, Johnsburg. If there is rain, Mass will be held in the Peace Chapel at the cemetery.
The parade will kick off at 10:30 a.m.in front of 64 Kenoza Ave.
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The program will begin with a processional from Mound City out to the National Cemetery.
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A Memorial Day service will be held Sunday, May 27, at 3 p.m.at Burnside Cemetery.
Following the salutes in Marshall, a parade will wind from St. Mary's Catholic Church parking lot on South Beebe Street to the Marshall Elementary School where Gen. Kerry Denson will be the guest speaker. Guests attending are asked to bring a lawn chair or folding chair as seating is limited. The 5th annual Colorado Remembers event at 10 a.m. will include a tribute to the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI and the dedication of a new flag pole that permanently flies the Merchant Marine Flag.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Robert Ferguson Post No. 843 of Curwensville will conduct military honors Monday, May 28 at various cemeteries.
May 28: Lincoln Memorial Day Parade begins at 11pm, with a parade route through Higginson Ave., Walker St. Chapel St., Great Rd., and ending at Chase Farm. Art from the Wurtland Elementary and Middle Schools will be on display.
This year there will not be a procession from Wedgewood Park to the Grandville Cemetery.
The staff of the East Hampton Library's Long Island Collection has reminded the community that it is a valuable resource for anyone looking to locate and decorate gravesites of local veterans. The "Line of March" is north on Main Street to the Civil War Monument, and after the exercises, back to the Village Park for a ceremony.
Rotarians, members of the Rotary Community Corps, and members of partner organization Team RWB handle the flags with respect and care. Gay ad Fran Bowden, Certified Lay Ministers for the United Methodist Church, West Union will deliver the message "They Lived Among Us" in the church at 9:00 a.m. The official commemoration ceremony will be held immediately afterwards at Veterans Park. The event is scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m., but the VFW volunteers are not expected to begin the ceremony until around noon, depending on the timing of the many ceremonies they will conduct that morning.