Memorial Day events set in mid-Michigan

Flags at grave sites

Flags at grave sites

Memorial Day itself was a response to the terrible death toll of the Civil War, in which some 620,000 soldiers on both sides died.

The following is a list of events across the region. Yard sales will pop up along the highway spanning the route's more that 150 miles from Greenup to Whitesburg. Participants are asked to line up at the school no later than 9:30 a.m. There will not be a service Saturday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Rachel Stockle of the Loda United Methodist Church.

He said he's proud of the scars on his face, and went on to work as an Illinois State Police trooper in District 5. Pastor Mark Pluff will have the closing prayer.

Parking will be available at the cemetery, and overflow has been arranged with the Batavia VFW Post, located just north of River Hills, with a shuttle bus providing transportation from 1 to 4 and from the cemetery.

Monday, 11 a.m. - Non-denominational Memorial Day service at Campbell Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road. Music will be provided by the Westview Baptist Church Worship Team. The program will kick off with the "Presentation of the Colors" and includes: General Logan's orders, placement of wreaths, "Service Song Medley", among other musical selections, a guest speaker and more. Congregational singing follows. Ice cream will be served. Event-goers can also enjoy food and refreshments, door prizes, recovery testimonials and a candlelight vigil.

11 a.m. - Parade, from the post office in the village to Amesbury Cemetery, Pleasant Street. "We really need them to come down and understand what Memorial Day is all about, then they've got the rest of the weekend", Schmitt said. A service will follow at 10 the Erie Cemetery.

New Cumberland Memorial Day Services and Parade: 11:30 a.m. There will be a march throughout the Lafayette area and return to the church at 10 a.m. for a concelebrated Mass with the Revs.

The 2018 Celebration of Navy Night will be held at the Ironton Boat Ramp on Thursday.

Morning services will begin at 10:30 a.m.

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Pausing to remember and honor America's fallen service members is a practice dating back more than 100 years. Each flag bears a soldier's name, rank and branch of service. In case of rain, the services will also be held at the Legion post.

The Grayson Fire Department will host it's annual Memorial Day Barbeque fundraiser during the Memory Day festivities.

8 a.m. Saturday, May 26.

A Memorial Day breakfast sponsored by the Legion Auxiliary will be served from 7:30 to 9:30 the Legion Hall.

A Memorial Day service will be held Monday, May 28, at 11 the All Veterans Monument at Osceola Mills. 309-764-3344. First Army Chief of Staff Col. Shawn E. Klawunder will speak, the post's honor guard will give a gun salute and a complimentary lunch will follow.

Immediately following the parade there will be a Memorial Day service with Pastor Elizabeth Taylor performing the invocation and benediction, and there will be welcome speeches from Loganton Mayor David Shreckengast and Clinton County Commissioner Paul Conklin.

The American Legion Edward Arthur Rafferty Post No. 632 of Grampian will conduct military honor services on Monday, May 28, at local cemeteries and the Grampian Honor Roll.

In Belpre, the Memorial Day program will be 11 a.m. Monday at Leavitt Funeral Home in Belpre, at the flagpole and veterans memorial dedicated in 2007. Brig. Gen. Blaine Holt, a retired Air Force veteran, will share his story. Tony Wilson and Trumpeter Caleb Hammond. Refreshments will be provided by AmVets Post 95.

The Mound City National Cemetery is hosting its annual Memorial Day program at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

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