The following is a list of 2017 Memorial Day observances, events and activities for central Ohio communities.

The following is a list of 2017 Memorial Day observances, events and activities for central Ohio communities. To add, remove or revise a listing, please email 


• A Memorial Day service will be held from 11 a.m. to noon May 29 at Drexel Circle.


• Canal Winchester Memorial Day ceremonies, 10:30 a.m. May 29 at Union Grove Cemetery, 400 Winchester Cemetery Road, sponsored by American Legion Leach Benson Post 220 and its Auxiliary. Councilwoman and Vietnam War veteran Bobbie Mershon will be the keynote speaker. Ceremony participants include VFW Post 10523, the Canal Winchester High School band and local Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Brownies, Blue Birds and Campfire Girls.


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• Sunbury’s Memorial Day flea market will be held from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 29 on the Village Square. The market will offer crafts, antiques, plants and food. The village’s Memorial Day parade steps off at 10 a.m. Admission to the flea market is $1 for those 11 and older.

• Delaware's Memorial Day ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. May 29 at Oak Grove Cemetery, 334 S. Franklin St. Organized by Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1095, the ceremony will include a flag presentation, speeches, the playing of “Taps” and a rifle volley. Bring a lawn chair.


• The city of Dublin, in partnership with the Wesley G. Davids Dublin Post 800 of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Dublin Post 10691, will host the annual Memorial Day Procession and Observance starting at 11 a.m. May 29 with a procession from the Shoppes at River Ridge to Dublin Cemetery on Bridge Street (state Route 161). The day’s events will honor veterans who lost their lives in service to the country. During the procession a wreath-casting ceremony will take place on the Bridge Street bridge. A ceremony will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the Dublin Cemetery, and a commemoration will be held at noon in the Grounds of Remembrance in Dublin Veterans Park. The event will conclude with a complimentary picnic lunch at 12:45 p.m. on the grounds of the Dublin Library. Featured speakers include retired Lt. Gen. Dennis McCarthy and Chris Anne Gordon, founder of the Resurrecting Lives Foundation.

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• The Tri-Community Post 4719, VFW Post 4719 Auxiliary in Gahanna, American Legion Post 797, Knights of Columbus Assembly 3037 will host Memorial Day services at Riverside Cemetery, 9 a.m.; Maplewood Cemetery, 9:45 a.m.; Jefferson Cemetery, 10:45 a.m.; Creekside Bridge, 11:30 a.m.; Mifflin Cemetery, 12:15 p.m. and Gahanna Veterans Memorial, 1 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 73 W. Johnstown Road, where a Memorial Brick Dedication ceremony will take place. Featured speaker is Richard Gandarillas, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, Gahanna resident and past president of the Gahanna Kiwanis Club.


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• Grandview Heights’ Memorial Day observance will begin with the annual Blue Star Mothers service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at Memorial Park. The city’s parade will step off at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 27, heading down First Avenue from Cambridge Boulevard to Pierce Field.


• American Legion Paschall Post 164 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8198 will host a Memorial Day parade at 11 a.m. May 29. The parade steps off from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and travels down Broadway. There will be a ceremony at City Hall then the parade will continue to Grove City Cemetery for the Grove City Memorial Day service.


• Staging for a 1:15 p.m. parade will start at 12:30 p.m. beside Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. The parade will proceed west on Wirt Road to Groveport Cemetery for a 1:30 p.m. ceremony. Warren Motts of Motts Military Museum will be the guest speaker. Music will be provided by the Groveport Madison High School marching band.


• Members of American Legion Memorial Post 614 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4931 will conduct a Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday, May 29, in the veterans section of Wesley Chapel Cemetery, 3225 Dublin Road in Norwich Township.


• American Legion Post 254 will participate in the Croton Memorial Day Parade, 10 a.m., followed by a Greenhill Cemetery Memorial program at 11:30 a.m.. A dedication will be held at Bigelow Cemetery at 1 p.m. following by a flag disposal ceremony at the American Legion Post 254, 180 W Maple St., at 2 p.m.


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Powell’s annual Memorial Day parade begins at 10 a.m. Monday, May 29, on Grace Drive, heading west to North Liberty Street before ending at the railroad crossing at Olentangy Street. A ceremony will follow the parade at the Greater Powell Veterans Memorial at Village Green Park, 47 Hall St.


• Pataskala’s Memorial Day ceremony begins at 9 a.m. May 29 at the Pataskala Cemetery on Creek Road. The observance will continue at 10 a.m. at the Veterans Green at Front and Main streets.


• The David Johnston Memorial Post 283 of the American Legion will present memorial Day at several locations Monday morning, May 29. At 9 a.m. the Post's Honor Guard will host a ceremony at Violet Cemetery, 180 E. Columbus St. in Pickerington. Post 283 members will then proceed to Victory Park in Olde Pickerington Village to conduct a second ceremony at 9:30 a.m. At 10:30 a.m. a ceremony to honor the fallen will be held at the Glen Rest Memorial Estate, 8029 E. Main St, Reynoldsburg. Cpl. David Johnston, the post's namesake, Cpl. Dustin Derga and Lance Cpl. Terry Parsons will all be honored at the ceremony. At 1 p.m. at the legion hall, 7725 Refugee Road, Pickerington, Post 283 will host a Memorial Day celebration which will include a speaker and guests from Mike Co. 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served. All events are open to the public. 


• Disabled American Veterans Capital City Chapter 3 will hold a Memorial Day service at 11:30 a.m. May 29 in front of the flagpole near the entrance of Glen Rest Cemetery, 8029 E. Main St. Chapter members will honor veterans who are interred at the cemetery. Cub Scout Pack 277 will assist.


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• The Westerville Sunrise Rotary Club will host the ninth annual Field of Heroes May 26-29 at the Westerville Sports Complex, 325 N. Cleveland Ave. Community members are invited to honor their personal heroes, whether that person is a family member, member of the armed services, a favorite teacher, a police officer, a firefighter or friend. For more information go to


• Prairie Township has planned two Memorial Day services on May 29, one at 9:30 a.m. at Galloway Cemetery on Alkire Road, conducted by Grove City Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8198; and a second at noon at Alton Cemetery on Alton-Darby Creek Road, conducted by American Legion Camp Chase Post 98.


• Whitehall Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8794 will conduct a Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. May 29 at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, 5600 E. Broad St. in Columbus.


• A walking tour of Walnut Grove Cemetery, 5561 Milton Ave., is slated for 1 p.m. May 28. The cemetery contains the resting places of many early Worthington residents. The walking tour will convene by the office near the Milton Street entrance and take one-and-a-half hours. The cost is $5 per person for the rain-or-shine event. Parking is available by the service buildings and along the roads.

• Family Day at the Orange Johnson House, 956 High St., from 2 to 5 p.m. May 28 will include tours of the house and grave-rubbing activities. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children 6 to 16 and free for members and children under 5. Parking is available in the lot adjacent to the museum.

• Worthington’s annual Memorial Day parade will step off at 10 a.m. May 29. The parade will begin on East Dublin-Granville Road and proceed south on High Street to Cemetery Drive. A ceremony at the conclusion of the parade is planned at Walnut Grove Cemetery, 5561 Milton Ave.

• The Memorial Day ceremony at Walnut Grove Cemetery, 5561 Milton Ave., begins at noon May 29 after the annual parade concludes. Leasure-Blackston Post 239 of the American Legion will honor fallen veterans.