Below is a list of Memorial Day Events taking place across Northeast Ohio. Whether it be a parade, observance, ceremony or wreath laying there are many ways to show your support to those that have served or are currently serving our country.
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Memorial Day Events in Ashtabula County
Conneaut – Memorial Day Parade
When: Monday, May 30, 2016; 10:45am
Route: Parade starts on Broad Street and ends at Liberty Street Cemetery.
Memorial Day Events in Columbiana County
Columbiana – American Legion Memorial Day Parade
When: TBA; 10am
Route: Parade marches from Main Street to West Park Ave. to Firestone Cemetery.
East Palestine – East Palestine Street Fair
Four big days of rides, games, food and entertainment!
East Palestine – Memorial Day Parade
The Memorial Day Parade sponsored by the George F. McBane Post 31 of the American Legion.
When: TBA; 11am
Salem – Ceremony & Parade
When: TBA; 10am
Route: Memorial service on the Village Green, at Lincoln and State streets. The parade will begin at 10am. on South Broadway Avenue, traveling to State Street, Lincoln Avenue, and ending at Hope Cemetery. There will be a ceremony at the cemetery 11am.
Memorial Day Events in Cuyahoga County
Bay Village – American Legion Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies
Enjoy the parade, which steps off at 8:45am from Huntinton Park, followed by ceremonies in Cahoon Park beginning at 9:45am. The Bay Village Foundation Memorial Program (10:45am) will commemorate past and present Bay individuals and groups.
Route: Parade participants to assemble at 8am in Huntington Park. March to Lakeside Cemetery (8:45am), then to Cahoon Park (9am). Ceremonies will be held at Cahoon Park at 9:45am.
Bedford – Annual Memorial Day Parade
When: Monday, May 30, 2016; 10:15am
Route: The parade travels from the City Hall to Broadway Avenue to Bedford Cemetery.
Berea – Annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
American Legion Post 91 services at Adams Street Cemetery (8am) and services at Woodvale Cemetery (9am) will be followed by a Memorial Day Parade at 10:30am.
When: TBA; 10:30am-12:30pm
Brecksville – Brecksville Memorial Day Parade
The Memorial Day observance will begin at 10:30 am on Monday, May 25 with the traditional parade that steps off at City Hall and ends at Highland Drive Cemetery. The parade will include the Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School Marching Band and the carrying of the City’s 20′ x 38′ American flag. Refreshments will be served at the fire station after the cemetery program by the Brecksville Women’s Club.
When: TBA; 10:30am
Route: Parade starts at City Hall and travels to Highland Cemetery for the ceremony.
Broadview Heights – Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
A parade serves as the gathering ceremony for the memorial service which honors our fallen soldiers. It will step off from The Crossings Shopping Center at 11am on Broadview Road, just north of Route 82. Spectators are invited to join the end of the parade and follow it to Broadview Center where there will be a memorial ceremony, veteran’s tribute, and complimentary refreshments. The Recreation Center will be free of charge to all residents from 10am-4pm. Adult swim will take place from 10am-12pm and open swim for all will run 12pm-4pm. The splash park will be open on Memorial Day.
When: Monday, May 30, 2016; 11am-12pm, Ceremony immediately follows the parade around 11:40am
Route: The parade steps off at Broadview from The Crossings Shopping Center (Broadview Rd. and Royalton Rd.). It proceeds south to the Broadview Center.
Cleveland – Police Memorial Parade & Memorial Service
Line Lakeside Avenue (Police Memorial Way) to support and honor law enforcement. See units of Pipes and Drums, marching bands, color guards, police cars, special response vehicles and more.
When: Friday, May 20, 2016; Parade: 10:30am, Memorial Service: 11:30am
Route: The parade begins at 10:30am and travels from Lakeside Ave. westbound from East 12th St. to West 3rd St.
Cleveland – Lake View Cemetery Memorial Day Observance
Festivities take place at the Garfield Memorial and include a spirited parade, a rousing keynote speech and a Sousa band concert. Picnic baskets and lawn chairs encouraged. Afterwards, make your way to the Community Mausoleum for a 1:30pm ceremony honoring those interred at LVC this past year.
When: Monday, May 30, 2016; 10:30am
Where: Lake View Cemetery, 12316 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106
Cleveland – 12th Annual Firefighters Memorial Day Ride
Registrations will be available online and at various locations through May 8. Please note that all registration sales will end May 8 (no sales after that date).
When: Sunday, May 29, 2016; 8am
Where: The ride will end at Rubber City HD in Cuyahoga Falls, 1120 Main St.
Cost: $25 registrations will include a ride t-shirt
Cleveland – Memorial Day Service
When: TBA; 9:30am-10:30am
Route: Riverside Cemetery, 3607 Pearl Rd., Cleveland, OH 44109
Euclid – Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
Parade starts at E. 228 St. and Lakeshore, proceeds west on Lakeshore to E. 222 St. then south on E. 222 St. and end at the Veterans Memorial next to Euclid City Hall.
When: Monday, May 30, 2016; Graveside Services: 7:45am Euclid Cemetery, 8:15am St. Paul’s Cemetery, 9:30am Parade Assembly; Parade Begins: 10am; Services at the Veterans Memorial next to City Hall: 11am (approx)
Route: Begins at Lakeshore Blvd. and travels south down East 222nd.
Fairview Park – Parade & Ceremony
On Memorial Day, May 25, We Do Care will hold its annual observance in the rotunda at City Hall at 8am. Following the ceremony, the parade will step off at approximately 9am. The parade, led by the American Legion Post 738 Color Guard, will guide all to the Fairview Park Cemetery where the Legion will honor all veterans. An open house at the American Legion Hall on Lorain Road follows the ceremony. All are welcome to enjoy an old-fashioned cookout.
When: TBA; 8am
Route: The annual parade will step off from Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home at West 208 Street and Lorain Road.
Independence – Memorial Day Service & Parade
Services hosted by the V.F.W Post 3483 and the Ladies Auxiliary Post 3483. After the parade, join friends and neighbors at Drug Mart for a hot dog vookout with chips and Pepsi. Enjoy the sounds of the Independence High School Marching Band. All proceeds will benefit the Marching Band.
When: Monday, May 30, 2016; 9am
Mayfield Village 27th Memorial Day Tribute – Parade & Ceremony
Join this celebration to honor veterans of all wars.
When: Sunday, May 29, 2016; 1pm-2pm
Where: Whitehaven Memorial Park, 615 SOM Center Rd., Mayfield, OH 44143
Parma Heights – Parade & Ceremony
Route: Service on the front lawn of Parma South Presbyterian Church. The parade will follow and end at the Parma Heights Cemetery.
Richmond Heights – Veteran’s Memorial
There will be a special presentation and dedication during morning service to honor our veterans.
Where: Richmond Heights Christian Assembly, 25595 Chardon Rd., Richmond Heights, OH 44143
Shaker Heights – Memorial Day Parade & Pancake Breakfast
Be part of Shaker’s Memorial Day festivities. The Memorial Day Ceremony will take place at City Hall at 9am. Watch the parade along Van Aken Boulevard, then stay for a swim (ID required and regular admission fees apply). The annual Pancake Breakfast will take place in Thornton Park from 7:30am-9:30am. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, coffee, orange juice, and milk. Proceeds benefit the Lynn Ruffner Recreation for Youth Scholarship Fund. Cost: $7 per adult, $5 per child (ages 5-12), and $3/child (ages 4 & under)
When: Monday, May 30, 2016; Pancake Breakfast: 7:30am-9:30am, Memorial Day Parade: 9am-11am
Where: New Location! Shaker Heights City Hall, 3400 Lee Rd., Shaker Heights, OH 44120 (Parade route: Watch the parade, which follows along Van Aken Boulevard in the westbound lane, finishing at Thornton Park. Stay for a swim; ID required, and regular admission fees apply.
Solon – Memorial Day Observance
Coffee and donuts will be served starting at 9:30am at Fire Station Number 2 in front of Veterans Memorial Park. The ceremony will start promptly at 10am. This will include the march to and from Roselawn Cemetery with services taking place at the cemetery.
Route: Opening ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park then the parade will begin at 10am and march to and from Roselawn Cemetery.
Strongsville – Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
The annual Memorial Day parade will end at the Freedom Trail gazebo with a short ceremony, including remarks by Mayor Tom Perciak.
Route: The annual Memorial Day parade, sponsored by VFW Post 3345, steps off at 11 a.m. from St. Joseph Church, heads south on Pearl to Zverina Drive, and ends at the Freedom Trail gazebo.
University Heights – Memorial Day Parade
Route: Annual University Heights Memorial Day Parade starts at 11am and proceeds from Silsby Road (at Farland Road) to South Belvoir Boulevard to John Carroll University. There will be a special tribute at 12pm in honor of our military on the steps of the Johnson Natatorium. Post-parade festivities will also include a children’s bounce house, balloon twisting clown, magicians, pony rides, and food for purchase.
Westlake – Memorial Day Parade
Route: Westlake’s annual Memorial Day parade kicks off at Westlake Christian Church (25800 Hilliard Blvd.) and proceeds east to Clague Park, where a dedication ceremony will take place.
Memorial Day Events in Geauga County
Auburn Township – Memorial Day Parade & Service
Assemble at New Hope Christian Fellowship Church. Color Guard marches to Maple Shade Cemetery at 9am for a ceremony including a vocalist selection, prayers, Laying of the Wreath, bagpiper, reading of names, Volley, and Taps. The Color Guard then marches to Shadyside Cemetery at approximately 10am for a dedication ceremony featuring a vocalist selection, Invocation, lowering and folding of the American flag, raising of the American and POW/MIA flags, raising of Armed Services flag, bagpiper, guest speaker, Volley, and Taps.
When: Sunday, May 29, 2016; 9am
Route: Parade starts at New Hope Christian Fellowship Church (the former Auburn School) on Washington and marches to the Maple Shade Cemetery (corner of Auburn Road and Washington Street) where a ceremony will be held.
Memorial Day Events in Lake County
Avon Lake – Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade
Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park following the parade at 10:45am.
When: Monday, May 30, 2016; 10am
Route: Parade begins at Avon Lake High School, 175 Avon Belden Rd., Avon Lake, OH 44012; Veterans Memorial Park, 32756 Lake Rd., Avon Lake, OH 44012
Mentor – Memorial Day Walking Parade & Ceremony
Join the City of Mentor as we pay tribute to those who have served our country. Parade units gather in the Heinen’s parking lot at 9am. Step-off for the solemn processional begins at 9:30am and follows Mentor Ave. to Hopkins Rd. to Mentor Cemetery.
When: Monday, May 30, 2016; 9:30am-10:30am
Where: Mentor Municipal Cemetery, 6881 Hopkins Rd., Mentor, OH 44060
Mentor on the Lake – Annual Memorial Day Parade
When: Sunday, May 24, 2015; 1pm
Painesville – Memorial Day Parade and Concert
When: Monday, May 30, 2016; Parade: 10am, Americana Concert with Fallen Heroes
Route: The parade begins at 10am at Riverside Cemetery (385 Riverside Dr., Painesville, OH 44077) travels north down Riverside Dr. to Madison Ave., then West on Madison Ave. to Evergreen Cemetery (501 E. Main Street, Painesville, OH 44077). There will be a short service at the cemetery immediately following the parade. The concert begins at 11:30am at Veteran’s Park (1 Liberty St., Painesville, OH 44077).
Perry – Memorial Day Parade
Route: The parade will form at 11am on Harper Street, proceed down Main Street and conclude at the Perry Historical Museum.
Wickliffe – Memorial Day Parade
Hosted by the American Legion with a memorial service on the front lawn of City Hall.
Route: Parade steps off at Euclid Avenue at Worden Road and continues west to Bishop Rd., ending at Wickliffe City Hall
Willoughby – Memorial Day Parade
Take time to honor and remember those who gave their lives for our freedom. Parade will start in Downtown Willoughby travel to the Willoughby Cemetery. Ceremonies held immediately following. Ceremonies will be held rain or shine.
Route: Parade will start in Downtown Willoughby travel to Park Ave. to the Willoughby Cemetery.
Memorial Day Events in Lorain County
Elyria – Memorial Day Parade
Parade Day is held on Memorial Day Monday. Participants meet on Second St. next to the First Congregational Church. Families are welcome to attend.
When: Monday, May 30, 2016
Route: Parade begins in town square in downtown Elyria.
Lorain – Parade
Route: Parade line-up will form at 17th and Broadway and disband at W. Erie Ave. and Washington Ave. with a reviewing stand in front of City Hall
City of North Ridgeville Memorial Day Parade – Memorial Day Parade
Leaves from the Marc’s parking lot at 9:45am to the North Ridgeville Middle School. Ceremony will be held at the Ranger Stadium immediately following the parade.
When: Monday, May 30, 2016; 9:45am
Where: Marc’s Parking Lot (34800 Center Ridge Rd., North Ridgeville, OH 44039) to Middle School Ranger Stadium, 35835 Center Ridge Rd., North Ridgeville, OH 44039
Memorial Day Events in Medina County
Brunswick – Memorial Day Program and Parade
Route: The Memorial Day Program begins at 10am at the Visintainer School grounds (1459 Pearl Rd., Brunswick, OH) and is immediately followed by a parade to Westview Cemetery.
Granger Township – Memorial Day Parade
Route: Granger’s Memorial Day activities will begin at 9am with a parade from Highland Middle School to Granger Fairview Cemetery.
Hinckley Township – Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
Route: The Memorial Day parade begins at 9am at Our Lady of Grace Church and ends at the township Hall.
Lodi – Memorial Day Parade
Route: AAmerican Legion Post 523 will host a parade. Line up begins at 8:30am and the parade steps off at 9am from the American Legion Hall, marchinging through the center of town to Woodlawn Cemetery.
Medina – Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade
Route: The city’s Memorial Day festivities begin at the Medina County Courthouse on Public Square. There will be a brief ceremony at 10am and a parade to Spring Grove Cemetery and guest speaker.
Medina – Vietnam Veterans Memorial
This Memorial Day Service is sponsored by the Medina County VVA Chapter #385.
Medina – Candlelight Vigil
This candlelight vigil honors and supports our military and their families.
When: Saturday, May 21, 2016; 7:30pm
Where: Medina’s Historic Square, Downtown Medina, OH
Seville – Memorial Day Parade
Route: The parade begins at 1pm in front of First Baptist Church.
Spenser – Parade and Ceremony
Route: The Memorial Day parade lines up at 8am at the Old School and steps off at 9am, proceeding to the Cemetery for a ceremony.
Valley City – Memorial Day Parade
Grab the kids. Its time for a parade. This annual VFW sponsored event gives the township a chance to remember our war dead, and to see local groups march in the parade.
When: Monday, May 30, 2016; 11am
Route: The parade lines up at 10:30am at the Township Community Center and steps off at 11am.
Wadsworth – Pancake Breakfast and Memorial Day Parade
The Wadsworth A merican Legion will be serving a Memorial Day breakfast.
Route: The city’s Memorial Day parade will form at 10:15 a.m. in front of the American Legion and VFW hall, and step off at 10:30am.
Westfield Center – Memorial Day Parade
The Village of Westfield Center has a parade each Memorial Day with prizes presented. The parade is followed by a tribute to honor veterans.
When: Monday, May 30, 2016; 11am
Route: Parade starts at the Ball Fields.
Memorial Day Events in Mahoning County
Austintown – Memorial Day Parade
Route: Begins at Marc’s parking lot, at Mahoning Avenue and Idaho Road and travels to the Fitch High School veterans memorial.
Boardman – Memorial Day Parade & Service
Mr. Thomas Petzinger is the Parade Grand Marshall and featured speaker at the Memorial Service. Mr. William Wainio will give the invocation. Lt. Colonel Bill Moss, USAF Retired, will lead the Pledge of Allegiance and place a wreath in honor of our deceased veterans. The Boardman High School National Honor Society will place a wreath in honor of our currently serving military personnel. Mr. Mark Luke of the Boardman Kiwanis Club will serve as Master of Ceremonies. The Boardman High School Marching and Symphonic Bands will provide music for the Parade and Service. In the event of rain, the service will be held in the Boardman Center Middle School Auditorium.
When: Monday, May 30, 2016; 10am
Where: The Memorial Day Parade begins at Center Middle School at 10am, travels down 224 and ends at Boardman Park. Immediately following the Parade, join us at the Maag Theatre for a program honoring our Veterans.
Memorial Day Events in Portage County
Aurora – Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony
American Legion Ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. The parade follows at 10 a.m.
When: Monday, May 30, 2016; American Legion ceremony: 9:30am, Parade: 10am
Where: Starts at Veterans Memorial Park (formerly Breezy Point Park), 40 W. Garfield Rd., Aurora, OH 44202
Richfield Village – Memorial Day Ceremony
Details: Honor the men and women of our armed services as we remember all
Veterans and their sacrifices at two remembrance ceremonies on Memorial Day. The first ceremony is at 8am at Fairview Cemetery on Brecksville Road, with donuts and coffee to follow at Richfield AmVets Post 176 on Wheatley Road. The second ceremony will begin with a somber walk to the West Richfield
Cemetery, where the ceremony will take place. Please meet at 9:30am at the Richfield Historical Society (Old Town Hall) on Broadview Road (across from the Richfield Post Office) to take part in the walk. Local organizations will also be participating.
Rootstown – Rootstown Memorial Day Parade & Flag Raising
When: Monday, May 30, 2016; 10am
Route: Loretta Dr., eastbound on Tallmadge Rd. to Homeland Cemetery.
Streetsboro – Memorial Day Parade
Route: The parade will start at Campus Elementary and march to the old SR 303 Plaza (Post Office plaza).
Suffield – Memorial Day Parade
When: Monday, May 30, 2016; 2pm
Route: The parade starts at Catherine Street and proceeds west on Waterloo Road to the Suffield Elementary School.
Memorial Day Events in Summit County
Bath Township – 16th Annual Memorial Day Observance
Bath Veterans’ Memorial Park, southeast corner of Cleveland-Massillon and Bath roads, annual recognition of those veterans who served our country with speaker Dick Calta, USAF retired, patriotic music, etc.
When: Monday, May 30, 2016; 12pm
Where: Bath Veterans Memorial Park, southeast corner of Cleveland-Massillon and Bath roads
Green – City of Green Memorial Day Parade, Ceremony, & Pancake Breakfast
Memorial Day Events: 7am Pancake Breakfast at Fire Station #1 (sponsored by Green Fire Local 2964)sponsored by Green Fire Local 2964. Parade steps off at 10am followed by a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Green Veterans Memorial Park at noon. A community picnic will immediately follow the Memorial Ceremony. A picnic lunch will be provided by the City of Green and Charlie Brown Catering.
Route: The parade kick-offs at 10am from the Green High School parking lot. Spectators may sit along Massillon Road to sit on the west side only of the road. The parade will travel along the south bound lanes only.
Hudson – Memorial Day Parade
The Annual Memorial Day Parade is sponsored and organized by the American Legion.
When: Monday, May 30, 2016; 8am-11am
Route: Milford Rd. and Veterans Way, Hudson, OH 44236
Kenmore – Kenmore Community Days Parade
When: Saturday, May 28, 2016; 11am
Route: The parade begins at Kenmore High School at 16th St. and Battles Ave., proceeds east to 13th St, right on 13th St. to Kenmore Blvd., right on Kenmore Blvd. to 22nd St., right on 22nd St. to Battles Ave., right on Battles Ave. and ends at festival grounds at Prentiss Park.
Kenmore – Memorial Day Weekend Fireworks Spectacular
Come and enjoy the only Memorial Day Fireworks display in the Akron Area!
When: Sunday, May 29, 2016; 7:30pm-9:30pm
Where: Prentiss Park, Akron, OH 44314
Lakemore – Memorial Day Parade
Our parade is one of celebration until reaching Lake Road. During this part of the parade, we celebrate those who have served our country. Once the unit turns onto Lake Road, we go into “cadence only” mode. It is during this part of the parade that we remember those who have fallen and approach the Memorial Triangle in a solemn manner. Keeping with tradition, we will be having a memorial and re-dedication service shortly following the parade at the Memorial Triangle.
When: Monday, May 30, 2016
Route: The parade route will be going northbound on Canton Rd., westbound on Springfield Lake
Dr., following the curve to Main St., left onto Park Dr., and ending at the Memorial Triangle. The parade will then disburse at the Edwin Shaw complex at Sanitarium Road.
New Franklin – New Franklin Memorial Day Parade and Remembrance Service
The church will provide a free pancake breakfast for all participants. The parade route heads south from 5781 Manchester Rd. and turns right onto Nimisila Rd. (approx. 1 mile), and ends at Manchester Cemetery. Awards will be given for “Best Decorated” bicycles, floats, and antique cars.
When: Monday, May 30, 2016; 10am
Route: Parade lines up at 9am and steps off at 10am from the Grace Bible Church parking lot at 5781 Manchester Rd.
Stow – Memorial Day Program
The City of Stow and the Acker-Moore Memorial Post of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars will observe the upcoming Memorial Day Holiday by holding a Memorial Day Program at Stow Cemetery. A march to the Veterans monument at the cemetery will begin the ceremony, where the VFW color guard will post the colors. The Stow Munroe Falls High School Symphonic Band will perform. A proclamation will be presented by Mayor Sara Drew proclaiming Monday as Memorial Day in Stow and its observance as the occasion for commemorating lives lost in all military conflicts. Remarks will be made by George Fisher, Commander of the American Legion Post 175 and the V.F.W. Post No. 4738. Immediately after the service at Stow Cemetery, a wreath will be dedicated at the doughboy, in front of Stow City Hall, followed by a reception at the Acker-Moore Memorial Post, 3733 Fishcreek Road.
Route: The program will take place at Stow Cemetery, 3162 Kent Rd., Stow, OH 44224.
Tallmadge – Memorial Day Parade and Service
Services following the parade will include welcoming remarks, a prayer, a speech, the placing of the wreath for our fallen Veterans, and the playing of Taps.
When: Monday, May 30, 2016; 10am
Route: The parade forms at Our Lady of Victory Church parking lot (73 North Avenue) at 9:30am, moving out onto North Avenue at 10am SHARP and turning south to the Tallmadge Circle. The route turns left onto the circle to Southwest Avenue to the NEW entrance of Tallmadge Cemetery, where services will be held at the speakers stage.
Tallmadge – Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast
Pancakes will be served from 8am to Noon.
When: Monday, May 25, 2015; 8am-12pm
Where: Tallmadge Community Center, 80 Community Road, Tallmadge, OH 44278
Memorial Day Events in Stark County
Canal Fulton – Memorial dedication ceremony
Veterans Memorial Monument and POW/MIA Chair of Honor dedication.
Where: Muhlhauser Park, 853 S. Locust St., Canal Fulton, OH 44614
Jackson Township – 4th Annual Field of Honor/Field of Heroes
On Memorial Day weekend, May 22-25, the corner of Fulton and Wales, at the Jackson Township Safety Center, will become a spectacular display of red, white and blue with close to 1000 American flags flying row upon row to honor the heroes in our lives.
Details: The Rotary Club of Jackson Township is sponsoring the event in collaboration with the Jackson-Belden Chamber of Commerce, Jackson Township Board of Trustees, Fire Department, Police Department, Parks Department, Jackson Local Schools and numerous volunteers.
The Field of Heroes is an opportunity for community members to pay tribute to their personal heroes (living or deceased) by contributing a $35 flag to fly in the Memorial Day display.
We visited the display a couple of years ago. See our pictures of the Field of Hereos Display
Hartville – 77th Annual Memorial Day Flea Market at Hartville MarketPlace and Flea Market
The big weekend kicks off on Thursday, and runs Friday, Saturday (Closed on Sunday), and finishes up Monday. We typically have more then 1,000 outdoor vendors and around 30,000 customers.
When: May 26-28 & 30, 2016; All day
Where: Hartville MarketPlace and Flea Market, 1289 Edison St. NW, Hartville, OH 44632
Hartville – Memorial Day Procession and Service
This year’s service will honor the Village’s WWII veterans marking the 70th anniversary of the Nazi surrender to the Allies that ended the war.
Where: Meet at Village Hall with procession to Memorial Park for service.
Massillon – Massillon Memorial Day Parade & Ceremonies
When: Monday, May 30, 2016; Service: 8:45am, Parade: 9:30am
Where: 1st Street South near Veterans Memorial Park, North to Lincoln Way, west to Erie St., south toward Massillon Cemetery
Massillon – Operation: Flags of Freedom
May 27-31, the Fields will be open for viewing 24 hours. On Saturday, the event kicks off with an opening ceremony at 9am, followed by a Veterans Breakfast (10am) and a community picnic (11am-5pm). The day concludes with Taps at 8:45pm and a candlelight vigil at 9am. Throughout the day (10am-5pm), families can enjoy American flag sales, children’s activities, basket raffle, educational resources, Marlboro Volunteers Military History Museum, Veterans Hospitality Tent, and American Red Cross K-9 Action Team.
When: Saturday, May 28, 2016
Where: Perry High School, 3737 13th St., Massillon, OH 44646
North Canton – Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony
There will be a program at the Memorial in Bitzer Park (Square of City) following the parade. The parade will begin at 9am. Streets will be closed and traffic maintained to accommodate this parade.
When: Monday, May 30, 2016; 9am-11am
Where: Parade will marshal near Memorial Stadium on 7th St. NE starting at 8am. The parade will march along 7th Street NE to N. Main Street, turn south on Main Street, and end at the Memorial in Bitzer Park in the Square of City.
Paris Township – Memorial Day Observance
Memorial Day Observance will be held at Hawley Cemetery on Sunday, May 24. The program will start at 1 pm and normally lasts between 35-45 minutes.
Uniontown – Veteran’s Memorial Day Service
This year’s service honors 4 Vietnam veterans.
Where: All Veterans Memorial at Uniontown Community Park, 3696 Apollo St. NW, Uniontown, OH 44685
Memorial Day Events in Trumbull County
Girad – Memorial Day Pot Luck Breakfast
Bring your favorite dish to share and come help us honor and remember all who have served and continue to serve in our armed forces.
When: Tuesday, May 24, 2016; 9am
Where: Girard Multi-Generational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave., Girard, OH 44420
Warren – W.D Packard Band Outdoor Memorial Day Concert
Free and open to the public, courtesy of the W.D. Packard Trust. Doors open 60 minutes prior to the start of the show.
Where: Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren, OH 44483
Memorial Day Events in Tuscarawas County
Bolivar – Village of Bolivar Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
When: Monday, May 30, 2016; 9am
Memorial Day Events in Wayne County
Doylestown – Memorial Day Parade
The American Legion will serve free hot dogs at 49 Black Drive after the parade.
Where: Parade begins at the Doughboy statue. After a brief ceremony, the parade travels to local cemeteries with the conclusion back at the square.
Orrville – Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony
Where: The Memorial Day parade steps off from E. Church St. and traveling to Crown Hill Cemetery for a ceremony.
If you know of any other Memorial Day Activities taking place across Northeast Ohio, please leave a comment below or email me and I will get them added to the list.