Paul area Memorial Day events

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Event will feature free barbecue lunch, displays of military equipment, go-karts and children's activities, raffle, vehicle show and chance to send video message to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Tours will be available throughout the Memorial Day weekend between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

American Legion Post 208 will be organizing the Memorial Day parade in Kentwood this year.

A ceremony will follow at noon-1 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at the Veterans Plaza at Spring Canyon Community Park, 2626 W. Horsetooth Road, Fort Collins. Ends at Echo Park, Highway 36, for the veteran ceremonial tribute at approximately 10 a.m. Organized by community leaders Joe Manners and Felix Diaz, the event will begin at 11 a.m.at the cemetery located at 1414 Olive St.in Oro Grande. Many of them gave their lives in the service of our Country and it is them that we honor this and every Memorial Day.

At 11:30 a.m. Monday, people in Twain Harte are hosting their annual Memorial Day Parade, from Eproson Park to the flagpole at Joaquin Gully Road and Meadow Lane, followed by a dedication of the American flag. It's a free event open to the public with food and drinks, a short ceremony, and a vintage military aircraft flyover.

More than 1.1 million military veterans have been killed in US wars, according to estimates from the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Representatives of Assemblyman Jay Obernolte and County Supervisor James Ramos are expected at the event scheduled for 9 a.m.at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds, 14800 Seventh St.in Victorville. The Moscow Blue Devils baseball team, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts plan to place 165 casket flags.

¯ Sinclairville will host its annual parade Monday at 9 a.m.

The community event will also include vendor booths.

The Grand Rapids Memorial Day parade will be on Wednesday, May 30 at 7 p.m.

Jeremy Musgrove, a junior studying Spanish and environmental sciences who served in the Marine Corps for five years and works at the Veterans Success Center, talked about the importance of this holiday.

Retired Marine Lieutenant Colonel Amy McGrath will be the guest speaker for the Monday morning ceremony at the Richmond Cemetery, which begins at 10 a.m. Sandwiches will be served at the Gieseking-Schwerdtfeger VFW Post 7676 after the Memorial Day ceremony for a freewill donation.

11 a.m. - 10 p.m. - The Greenville Scottish Games return to Furman University.

Zachary Coy 12 of Dallas places American flags on headstones with Boy Scout Troop 281 at Chapel Lawn Cemetery in Dallas
Zachary Coy 12 of Dallas places American flags on headstones with Boy Scout Troop 281 at Chapel Lawn Cemetery in Dallas

¯ Falconer will hold its annual Memorial Day parade on Monday at 10:15 a.m. Sacred Heart Cemetery, Route 30; 10 a.m.

For more information, call Fuller at 360-837-3470 or Washougal Parks and Cemetery Program Manager Suzanne Grover at 360-835-2662.

The placing of wreaths will follow, and anyone wanting to place a wreath is welcomed to do so.

Jake Hurley to be Memorial Day Guest Speaker.

Several locations around Odessa and Midland will be offering events Monday honoring fallen heroes and celebrating veterans for Memorial Day.

10 a.m. Monday. The route begins outside Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School, 220 Kroncke Drive, turns west onto Main Street and then south on South Walker Way. Master of Ceremonies for the service is Kenny Tipsword and keynote speaker will be U.S. Air Force Major Dawn Winters of Scott Air Force Base.

Afterward, historian Ken Gough will be be on hand to talk about Civil War-era graves in the cemetery.

Stillwater area: 15-minute ceremony with a rifle salute and the playing of Taps by the honor guard and auxiliary from Greeder-Hinds-Comfort Post 323 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Stillwater, at 7 a.m.at Rutherford Cemetery; 7:30 a.m.at St. Matthews Cemetery in Grant; 7:50 a.m.at Withrow Cemetery; 8:30 a.m.at Houlton, Wis., Cemetery; 9 a.m.at Fairview Cemetery; 9:20 a.m.at Salem Cemetery; and 9:45 a.m.at the post, 5880 N. Omaha Ave.

Also performing patriotic music will be the Carolina East Singers, directed by Susan Bailey, and Croatan High School Band, directed by Kim Barclift.

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have lost their lives in service of our country.

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