Memorial Day tradition: Arlington National Cemetery gets more than 280000 flags

Olive Rios
May 27, 2017

A meal will be served following the service at the Mantador VFW Hall from 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m.

Corvallis Community Events Center will serve breakfast from 7 to 9:30 a.m.in the Corvallis High School lunchroom located off the Eastside Highway.

Fallen military veterans also will be honored at 11 a.m. Monday at the Waverly American Legion hall. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and travel south on Manchester Road. The parade will move along Spring and Wayne streets and Greenville Road and end at Elmgrove Cemetery. Parade starts Monday at Lincoln and Main, service at 10:15 at Veterans Memorial Plaza. Mass will be followed by short services at various area cemeteries: St. Joseph Cemetery at 8:30, St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Harrison at 9:00, St. Joseph UCC Blue Creek at 9:30, St. Peter Cemetery at 9:50, Klemmes Corner North Cemetery at 10:10, Southgate Cemetery at 10:30, HGA Church in Cedar Grove at 10:45, and Cedar Grove Old Cemetery at 11:00.

The American Legion will oversee the tribute, which will begin at 9 a.m. Monday in front of the Rosedale Cemetery chapel.

The event takes place every year since 2009.

WILLIAMSTOWN - Parade starts 9:45 a.m. Monday, forms 9:30 a.m.at former Santander Bank parking lot, services follow at Veterans Memorial Park, Williams-town. To participate in the parade, meet at the Rochester Fire Station, 31020 Academy Road, at 12:30 p.m.

MANTUA - A parade will take place on Monday. Featured speaker will be the Rev. Ed Bray of St. Paul's United Church of Christ.

Columbus - 10:30 a.m. Monday at Frankfort Square.

Museum vehicles will also be in the Memorial Day parade. That work will begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, May 29.

More than 2,600 people are expected to participate in this year's Memorial Day parade in Springfield, organizers said. Since the 1950s, on the Thursday preceding Memorial Day, soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division have placed American flags at each of the graves there, totaling more than 260,000. There will be a ceremony at the Percy A. Rideout Field in West Concord at 9:20 a.m. The parade steps off at 10 a.m. and will proceed along Loretta Drive, then east on Tallmadge Avenue to Homeland Cemetery.

The parade will begin at noon at the Adrian J. Poirot War Memorial gazebo.

Fullerton - 9 a.m. ceremony Monday at the cemetery.

Bellwood - 3 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant View Cemetery. Memorial services will follow in the Terre Haute Cemetery.

Jo West Taylor Davis, Veterans Memorial Committee chairman, said Arwood is one of the founders of the Hot Springs Village Veterans Memorial and very active with their group "so for him to leave there and come speak at our ceremony is such an honor".

Parade and ceremony: 9:30 a.m. Bikers will join the parade as it passes on School Street.

After the cemetery service, refreshments will be served in the church basement.

"Memorial Day is a time to remember those who died in service of our country and these programs are our way of recognizing and thanking them and their families for the sacrifices they have made", said Michael R. Webb, President and Chief Operating Officer at SCI. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.

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