The following is a list of area activities, events and ceremonies planned in observance of the Memorial Day holiday:

The following is a list of area activities, events and ceremonies planned in observance of the Memorial Day holiday:


What: Ceremony.

When: 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 25.

Where: Maple Grove Cemetery on state Route 37 (behind school).

Students from the elementary school will participate in the Memorial day program.

Canal Winchester

What: Service.

When: 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 28.

Where: Union Grove Cemetery, Canal Winchester.

State Fire Marshal Larry Flowers, a former Madison Township fire chief and the former representative for Ohio's 19th District will be the speaker.

Other speakers are scheduled to include Buckeye Girls' State Representative Marci Browning and Buckeye Boys' State Representative, Riley Collins.

Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Brownies, Blue Birds, Campfire Girls and the Canal Winchester High School Band will also participate.

The program is sponsored by the Leach Benson Post 220, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 220 and VFW Post 10523.


What: Ceremony.

When: noon Monday, May 28.

Where: northwest corner of the intersection of West North Broadway and Milton Avenue.

The ceremony will introduce monuments that recognize Clintonville soldiers, part of a re-creation of the former Memory Walk that lined West North Broadway in the mid-20th century.

A commemorative book containing the names of people whose plaques once appeared along Memory Lane will be distributed during the ceremony.


What: Ceremony.

When: 3 p.m. Sunday, May 27.

Where: Civil War GAR Monument at Oak Grove Cemetery, 334 S. Sandusky St.

Highlights of the ceremony will include a man dressed in a full Civil War uniform who will recite the Gettysburg Address; a flag ceremony; and information about the veterans who are buried in the cemetery.


What: Procession, ceremonies and community picnic.

When: 11 a.m Monday, May 28.

Where: Multiple locations.

The procession will step off at 11 a.m. from the Bridge Pointe Center, 6500 Riverside Drive.

It will stop on the Bridge Street bridge for a ceremony to cast a wreath upon the Scioto River. It will then continue to Dublin Cemetery for an 11:30 a.m. ceremony

A Memorial Day Commemoration at the Grounds of Remembrance in Dublin Veterans Park will be held after the ceremony in the cemetery.

The keynote speaker will be Alex Rozanski. A complimentary picnic lunch will be held at 12:30 p.m. on the grounds of the Dublin Library.


What: Services and procession.

When: 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, May 28.

Where: Multiple locations.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Tri-Community Post 4719, American Legion Post 797 and Ladies Auxiliary Unit 797 of Gahanna Post 797 will begin memorial services at 9 a.m. at Riverside Cemetery on Sunbury Road.

After the Riverside ceremony, services will be held at Maplewood Cemetery in New Albany, Blacklick's Jefferson Cemetery and an assembly on the Creekside bridge.

From the bridge, there will be a procession to Mifflin Cemetery for a service.

Memorial Day services will conclude with the Gahanna Veterans Memorial Committee hosting a ceremony at 1 p.m. in Gahanna Veterans Memorial Park, 75 W. Johnstown Road.


What: Ceremony.

When: 1 p.m. Monday, May 28.

Where: Galena Village Square.

The ceremony will feature speeches and music by Big Walnut High School students and a talk by Galena Councilman David Simmons. Residents then can walk to the Galena Cemetery for a historical presentation.

Grandview Heights

What: Parade.

When: 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26.

Where: starting at Cambridge Boulevard and First Avenue and continuing down First to Pierce Field.

The parade will be followed by the Grandview Baseball and Softball Association season kickoff. The municipal pool will open for the season at 1 p.m. May 26.

Grove City

What: Parade, ceremony and service.

When: 11 a.m. Monday, May 28.

Where: Multiple locations.

The American Legion Paschall Post 164 and Veterans of Foreign War 8198 sponsor the Memorial Day Parade which will step off at 11 a.m. from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 3730 Broadway, and travels south on Broadway.

There will be a short ceremony at City Hall, 4035 Broadway, and then the parade will continue to Grove City Cemetery, 3605 Grove City Road, for the service.


What: Parade and service.

When: 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 28.

Where: Groveport Elementary School and Groveport Cemetery.

The parade will start at Groveport Elementary School, 715 Main Street, and finish at the Groveport Cemetery, where a number of ceremonial events will take place.

The Groveport-Madison High School Band will perform in the parade and will also play the "echo Taps" at the cemetery.

Boy Scout Troop 71 will be the Color Guard and VFW Post 3424 is the Honor Guard.

Guest speaker will be John Crabtree, a 1986 graduate of Canal Winchester High School who enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1988.

Crabtree was blinded by an improvised explosive device while stationed in Iraq in 2008.

Udo and Jan Maroscher will sing God Bless America. Udo Maroscher is a U.S. Navy veteran who served in the Vietnam War.

Hilliard/Norwich Township

What: Ceremony.

When: 11 a.m. Monday, May 28.

Where: Wesley Chapel Cemetery, 3225 Dublin Road in Norwich Township.

Members of American Legion Memorial Post 614, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4931 and AMVETS Post 911 will honor America's veterans with a ceremony. Representatives from each of the military support organizations are expected to participate. A rifle salute and a rendering of taps will be performed. The military support groups, with assistance from Boy Scouts of America troops, will meet at Wesley Chapel at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 26, to place flags on the graves of veterans.


What: Ceremony.

When: 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 25.

Where: Northridge Intermediate School.

Students at Northridge Intermediate School will participate in a Memorial Day program.

What: Ceremony.

When: 10 a.m. Monday, May 28.

Where: Croton Cemetery.

Area residents and speakers will gather for a Memorial Day

observance in the Croton Cemetery.

What: Ceremony.

When: 11 a.m., Monday, May 28.

Where: Green Hill Cemetery, 7621 Johnstown-Alexandria Road (state Route 37).

The program in Green Hill Cemetery will include music from the Johnstown High School band.


What: Service.

When: 9 a.m. Monday, May 28.

Where: Franklin Hills Memory Gardens on state Route 674.

American Legion Post 677 of Lithopolis will lead the Memorial Day services.

The Bloom-Carroll High School Band will also perform.

What: Service.

When: 10:45 a.m., Monday, May 28.

Where: Lithopolis Cemetery, 4365 Cedar Hill Road, Lithopolis.

American Legion Post 677 Commander John Waishnora will head up the Memorial Day Service which will begin immediately after the parade ends.

Both the American Legion Color Guard and the Bloom-Carroll High School Band will perform.

What: 74th Annual Bloom Township Memorial Day Fish Fry, parade, memorial ceremony, car show and flower show.

When: Monday, May 28.

Where: Multiple locations.

Memorial Day events include the parade, which will start at 10 a.m. and travel along Main Street, and the Lithopolis Memorial Day ceremony at 10:45 a.m. in Lithopolis Cemetery.

The Bloom Township Firefighters Association 74th annual fish fry will open for business at 11 a.m. and run until the fish is sold out.

The fish fry will be held at the firehouse, 66 S. Market St.

There will also be arts and crafts vendors, children's rides in the center of town and live music throughout the day.

Federated Garden Clubs of Fairfield County will hold their spring flower show from noon to 4 p.m., inside the Wagnalls Memorial Library.

The car show, also sponsored by the Firefighters Association, will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

What: Service.

When: Noon, Monday, May 28.

Where: Betzer Cemetery.

The American Legion Post 677 will host a Memorial Day Service at the Betzer Cemetery, located between Winchester Road and Lithopolis Road on Pickerington Road

The Legion Post's Honor Gaurd and the Bloom-Carroll High School Band will participate.

New Albany

What: Ceremony.

When: 9:45 a.m. Monday, May 28.

Where: Maplewood Cemetery.

The ceremony will be celebrated in Maplewood Cemetery on Reynoldsburg-New Albany Road, about a half mile south of state Route 161.

The Pledge of Allegiance will be led by the members of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post , the American Legion post and the Knights of Columbus.

The New Albany High School band will perform The Star Spangled Banner and America the Beautiful before a memorial procession in the cemetery.

The ceremony will conclude with a rifle volley salute and the playing of Taps.


What: Free meals to military veterans and members of the armed services.

When: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 29.

Where: Nutcracker Family Restaurant 63 E. Broad St., in Pataskala.

Steve and Nancy Butcher, owners of the Nutcracker, provide free meals to veterans and service members each year in honor of Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

The Nutcracker will be closed Memorial Day to participate in local Memorial Day programs and will offer the free meals Tuesday, May 29.

Additional information: Call 740-964-0056.

What: Program.

When: 10 a.m. Monday, May 28.

Where: Pataskala Cemetery and Veterans Memorial.

After a Flag Raising and Prayer Service with the help of Scout Troop 21, the program will move to the Veterans Memorial.

The program at the Veterans Memorial begins at 10:30 a.m. and includes a flag-raising, prayer service and reading of Memorial Bricks with the assistance of Scout Troop 21.

The Mead-Needham Museum will open at 11 a.m. with military displays and will be providing free food at a picnic lunch. At 11:30 the museum will dedicate a tree to Navy Commander Mead.


What: Ceremony and service.

When: 9 a.m. Monday, May 28.

Where: Violet Cemetery and Victory Park.

The David Johnston Memorial Post 283, American Legion, will host a series of Memorial Day ceremonies to honor United States servicemen and women past and present.

The Legion kicks off its Memorial Day tributes at Violet Cemetery, 11475 Pickerington Road, at 9 a.m. Monday before marching to Victory Park across from Pickerington City Hall on Lockville Road at 9:30 a.m. where additional ceremonies will be held.

What: Ceremony and picnic.

When: 1 p.m. Monday, May 28.

Where: David Johnson Memorial Post 283, American Legion, 7725 Refugee Road.

Maj. Pat Durbin, an Iraq War veteran with the 1st Battalion, 137th Aviation Regiment, will speak. The ceremony will last for 45 minutes. The public is encouraged to attend.

Limited seating will be available, and guests in attendance can park at Pickerington High School North.

Hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided after the ceremony.


What: Parade and ceremony.

When: 10 a.m. Monday, May 28.

Where: starting on Grace Drive, ending at Village Green Park, 47 Hall St.

The parade will feature more than 90 floats, vehicles and groups. A brief ceremony will follow, including a presentation of colors, a marching band performance and a dedication of bricks bearing the names of combat veterans at the Veterans Memorial.


What: Ceremony.

When: 10 a.m. Monday, May 28.

Where: Whitehall Division of Police, 365 S. Yearling Road.

Whitehall's Memorial Day ceremony will be held around the flagpole at the Whitehall Division of Police headquarters.


What: Parade and ceremony

When: 10 a.m. Monday, May 28.

Where: East Granville Road at Morning Street.

Immediately following the parade will be a memorial service on the mound at the cemetery.