MEMORIAL DAY Events schedule

Memorial Day events as submitted to The Vindicator. Unless otherwise noted, all events are Monday, the official holiday.


Boardman: 113th Memorial Day parade and service. Parade at 10 a.m. starting at Boardman Center Intermediate School, 7410 Market St. and proceeding to Boardman Park. Service will immediately follow parade.

Canfield: 95th annual Canfield Memorial Day Services, 10 a.m. at the Gazebo on the Canfield Village Green. Featured speaker is Richard “Dick” Duffett. After the ceremony, there will be a procession to the Canfield East Cemetery, where a second brief ceremony will honor deceased Canfield veterans. Those attending are encouraged to bring a single, nonperishable food item, which will be collected and donated to area veterans in need by the Zion Lutheran Church Veterans Food Bank.

Ellsworth: Service at VFW Post 9571, 11397 Ellsworth Road, 11 a.m. Sunday, guest speaker Don Manning. Parade at 11:45 a.m., from the post to the Ellsworth Cemetery with John Craig as parade marshal. Full military honors will be rendered at the cemetery.

Lowellville: Annual Memorial Day Mass, St. John the Baptist Cemetery, cemetery hall, Villa Marie Road, 9 a.m.

Mineral Ridge: VFW Post 4192 Memorial Day Ceremony, 2 p.m., Kerr Cemetery, 1240 Salt Springs Road.

North Jackson: Brief flag-raising ceremony at 8:45 a.m. at the Vietnam Memorial at the football field. Step off for the parade to the North Jackson Cemetery will be at 9 a.m. Joe Burnside is parade marshal and Lee Keck will be speaker.

Youngstown: Smoky Hollow 60th annual service, 11:15 a.m., corner of Rayen Avenue and Walnut Street. Speaker is Mahoning County Auditor Dan Yemma.

Youngstown: VFW Post 6488 and Auxiliary, Tribute to the Widows of our Departed Comrades, 1 p.m., 2065 Coitsville-Hubbard Road. Keynote speaker is Minister Allan Irizarry-Graves. A light lunch will be served.

Youngstown: Catholic War Veterans Memorial Day Celebration, 11 a.m., 609 Steel St. Luncheon to follow.


Girard: Memorial Day Services, 11 a.m., Girard City Cemetery. The Rev. Rhonda Gallagher will give invocation and benediction. Boy Scout Troop 40 will raise the flag with the national anthem played by Girard High School Band. Placing of the wreath with a rifle salute, in addition to taps and playing of “Amazing Grace.”

Southington: American Legion Post 751 Memorial Day parade, Chalker Building on state Route 305, 10:45 a.m. flag raising, followed by parade. Parade will proceed from Chalker Building to Pinecrest Cemetery. A short ceremony and salute will take place at the cemetery.

Warren: Memorial Day remembrance, W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave. NW, south lawn band shell, 3 p.m.

Vienna: Township Memorial Day observation, 12:30 p.m., Mathews High School gymnasium, 4429 Warren-Sharon Road. After the program in the gym, there will be a procession to the Soldiers and Sailors Monument for the second half of the program.


Mercer: 15th annual Mercer Memorial Day 500, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mercer Memorial Day 500 Freedom Fun Run 5K, 8:30 a.m. Various activities around Courthouse Square will include opening ceremony and reception honoring veterans, a military expo, a prayer service at the old Mercer Graveyard, music and parade.

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