Memorial Day events will include presentations by guest speaker and parade marshal Floyd Golden, along with Marysville High School students Ashley Weiss and Carol Keck.

Memorial Day events will include presentations by guest speaker and parade marshal Floyd Golden, along with Marysville High School students Ashley Weiss and Carol Keck.

Golden, Marysville's police chief and interim city administrator, was raised in Plain City. Shortly after graduating from Jonathan Alder High School, Golden enlisted in the U.S. Navy and attained the rank of aviation fire-control technician, second class. Golden then graduated from the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy in 1971 and subsequently was assigned as a trooper to the Granville patrol post. During his career, Golden served as assistant post commander at the Van Wert post, as well as the Delaware patrol post.

In 1992, he was promoted to lieutenant and assigned as post commander at the Milan post on the Ohio Turnpike. Golden requested transfer to the Marysville post in 1994 and remained as post commander until his retirement in 1997.

Golden then served as a division commander at the Union County Sheriff's Office prior to being appointed Marysville police chief in 2004.

Weiss, who will present Gen. John A. Logan's Memorial Day Order, is the daughter of Kerry and Beverly Weiss and the granddaughter of two World War II veterans. A junior at Marysville High School, she is involved in mock trial, Leo Club and FCCLA, as well as being a journalist for the school newspaper and member of the women's select choir. Weiss serves as a lector and altar server at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Bellefontaine and is a second-year club president in 4-H. She's also a member of the 4-H Advisory Council and Junior Fair Board. Weiss is a Buckeye Girls State delegate and plans to attend the U.S. Naval Academy after high school.

Keck, who will present President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, is the daughter of Bill and Gail Keck and has served as president of the Marysville Future Farmers of America. She has been an active member in public speaking, the parliamentary procedure team and the agriculture sales team at MHS, where she is a senior. A 10-year member of 4-H and past president of the Junior Fair Board, she also is a member of the MHS National Honor Society, marching band and tennis team. Keck is a former Buckeye Girls State delegate, was appointed House Chaplain and will serve as an Operation Military Kids Camp counselor in the summer. She plans to attend the University of Cincinnati in the fall, majoring in premedicine dietetics.