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Memorial Day events

Mahoning County

AUSTINTOWN — The Memorial Day parade is at 11 a.m. Monday, starting at Marc’s parking lot, 4755 Mahoning Ave., down Idaho Road, into the campus at the Austintown Intermediate School entrance, and ends at the front of the high school. There will be a short ceremony following the parade.

BOARDMAN — The township’s 118th annual Memorial Day remembrance starts with a parade stepping off 10 a.m. Monday from Boardman Center Intermediate School, then proceeding north on state Route 7 to the U.S. Route 224 intersection and then east to Boardman Township Park for a service at 11 a.m. Parade marshal will be Dr. Fred Soller, a World War II veteran. Guest speaker will be James Guterba, a U.S. Marine Corps and Vietnam War veteran.

In event of inclement weather, the service will be 10 a.m. at Boardman Center Intermediate School auditorium.

CANFIELD — The 101st annual Memorial Day services will be 10 a.m. Monday beginning at the gazebo on the Canfield Village Green. Featured speaker for the ceremony will be Susan Krawchyk, executive director of the Mahoning County Veterans Service Commission. Following the ceremony, there will be a procession to the Canfield East Cemetery where a second brief ceremony will honor deceased Canfield veterans. Participants will then return to the Canfield War Vets Museum where a final ceremony will take place to honor individuals whose names have been added to the Wall of Honor.

In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony on the Green portion of the services will be in the Canfield High School auditorium.

LOWELLVILLE — The Memorial Day program will be 10 a.m. Monday and includes keynote speakers, the mayor, a rifle squad and a funeral march. Ceremonies begin at the Holy Rosary Cemetery at 2790 Lehigh Lane.

NORTH JACKSON — Memorial Day ceremonies and a parade will begin 8:45 a.m. Monday at the Vietnam Memorial at the Jackson-Milton High School football field. A dedication of the new engraving of the Middle East Wars obelisk will take place. The parade begins 9 a.m. from the football field parking lot and proceeds to the cemetery and features the Jackson-Milton Marching Band, Scouting units, local fire departments and civic organizations. Veterans and family members of those currently serving are encouraged to wear something signifying their branch of service.

POLAND — At 9:15 a.m. Monday, the Sons of The American Legion Mahoning Valley Squadron 15 will conduct its annual Four Chaplains ceremony at the War Memorial Building Post 15 home, 35 Cortland Way.

At 10 a.m., the 93rd annual Memorial Day procession will step off from Post 15, and will travel down College Street, turn right onto South Main Street, where a ceremony for those lost at sea will take place on the Main Street Bridge. The procession will include speakers, musicians and veterans. World War II veterans will be the grand marshals of the procession. The procession will continue on South Main and turn onto Riverside Drive and the historic Riverside Cemetery. The squadron this year is honoring World War II veterans.

POLAND — The Inn at Poland Way’s fourth annual Memorial Day Ceremony will be 2 p.m. Sunday. Each veteran resident will be honored, including four World War II veterans. The state commander of the Sons of The American Legion will be the guest speaker, and the national vice commander of the Sons of The American Legion will be a special guest. The John Reese Duo will provide entertainment following the ceremony.

WASHINGTONVILLE — A “Toast at the Post” will honor deceased veterans 9 a.m. Monday at VFW Post 5532, Washingtonville.

A parade will form at A-1 Custom Meats, 325 W. Main St., Washingtonville, and begins at 10 a.m., proceeding to the Veterans Memorial at VFW Post 5532. At the commemoration, Pastor Kari Lankford of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will provide the prayers, and the keynote speaker will be Douglas Russell of Minerva, past district commander of the American Legion.

Following the service, a wreath-laying ceremony will take place at the Veterans Memorial at Wick Park in Leetonia, then at Oakdale Cemetery in Leetonia at the gravesite on Medal of Honor recipient Ralph E. Dias.

The Memorial Day activities are sponsored by York Drexler Post 5532, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Washingtonville and Joe Williams Post 131, American Legion, Leetonia. Lunch will be served at both locations following the program.

Memorial Day events

Mahoning County

BOARDMAN — The township’s 118th annual Memorial Day remembrance will be May 30. Parade begins 10 a.m. at Boardman Center Intermediate School then proceeds north on state Route 7 to the U.S. Route 224 intersection and then east to Boardman Township Park for the service at 11 a.m. Parade marshal is Dr. Fred Soller, a World War II veteran. Guest speaker is James Koterba, a U.S. Marine Corps and Vietnam War veteran. In event of inclement weather, the service will be 10 a.m. at Boardman Center Intermediate School auditorium.

LOWELLVILLE — The Memorial Day program will be 10 a.m. May 30, and includes keynote speakers, the mayor, a rifle squad and a funeral march. Ceremonies begin at the Holy Rosary Cemetery at 2790 Lehigh Lane.

NORTH JACKSON — Memorial Day ceremonies and a parade will be at 8:45 a.m. May 30 at the Vietnam Memorial at the Jackson-Milton football field. A dedication of the new engraving of the Middle East Wars obelisk will take place. The parade begins 9 a.m. from the football field parking lot and proceeds to the cemetery and features the Jackson-Milton Marching Band, Scouting units, local fire departments and civic organizations. Veterans and family members of those currently serving are encouraged to wear something signifying their branch of service.

POLAND — At 9:15 a.m. May 30, the Sons of The American Legion Mahoning Valley Squadron 15 will conduct its annual Four Chaplains ceremony at the War Memorial Building Post 15 home, 35 Cortland Way.

At 10 a.m., the 93rd annual Memorial Day procession will step off from Post 15, and will travel down College Street, turn right on to South Main Street, where a ceremony for those lost at sea will take place on the Main Street Bridge. The procession will include speakers, musicians and veterans. World War II veterans will be the grand marshals of the procession.

Procession will continue on South Main and turn onto Riverside Drive and the historic Riverside Cemetery. The squadron this year is honoring World War II veterans.

POLAND — The Inn at Poland Way’s fourth annual Memorial Day Ceremony will be 2 p.m. May 29. Each veteran resident will be honored, including four World War II veterans. The State Commander of the Sons of The American Legion will be the guest speaker, and the National Vice Commander of the Sons of The American Legion will be a special guest.

The John Reese Duo will provide entertainment following the ceremony.

Trumbull

County

GIRARD — The Girard Veterans Council will host a Memorial Day service 11 a.m. May 30 at the Girard City Cemetery, and include placement of the wreath and a rifle salute. Short bios of deceased local World War I veterans and reading of the Gettysburg Address will be given by Girard High School students.

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