Per annual tradition, Worthington will have a parade and memorial service to honor veterans this Memorial Day.

Both events are organized by the American Legion Leasure-Blackston Post 239, which has been coordinating the events for 98 years.

The day's observances will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, May 28, with the Memorial Day parade.

The parade begins at East Dublin-Granville Road and Morning Street and proceeds south on High Street to Cemetery Drive. The route is about 1.2 miles.

On the American Legion's website, the group asks those in attendance to "focus on patriotism and/or honor veterans and honor those currently serving in the military" by wearing red, white and blue, displaying a flag or playing patriotic music.

As usual, candy throwing and political signs are banned from the parade.

The parade will wrap up at the Circle of Honor at Walnut Grove Cemetery, 5561 Milton Ave. in Worthington, where a memorial will be held.

The service will commemorate the lives of the veterans in and out of the cemetery. American flags will fly on the graves of about 1,300 veterans buried at Walnut Grove.

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–Andrew King