The Memorial Day Parade and Memorial Service will start at 9:45 a.m. Monday with the annual parade, which will start at the Senior Center, 7327 Avon Belden Road, and travel down Bainbridge Road to Ranger Stadium, 34600 Bainbridge, where the North Ridgeville Lions Club and North Ridgeville VFW post 9871 will present a Memorial Day service. Parade participants and spectators should follow CDC and state guidelines for masks and social distancing, according to the Lions Club Facebook page. No candy or promotional materials can be thrown or handed out.
Residents are invited to attend five ceremonies held across the city with the first starting at 6:45 a.m. Monday when members of the North Olmsted VFW Post 7647 will lower the VFW flag at the VFW Hall, 30036 Lorain Road, to half staff.
Other ceremonies will follow at 7:30 a.m. at North Olmsted City Hall, 5200 Dover Center Road; at 8 a.m. at Coe Ridge Cemetery, Lorain near Columbia Road; and at 8:30 a.m. at Butternut Ridge Cemetery, 25570 Butternut Ridge Road.
The most significant ceremony of the day takes place 11 a.m. at North Olmsted Park, 28114 Lorain. The ceremony features comments by VFW Cmdr. Ed Sergi and Mayor Kevin Kennedy along with the raising of the colors and playing of taps. The ceremony will be held at the North Olmsted Community Cabin, 28114 Lorain, in case of inclement weather.
CDC guidelines will apply for all gatherings. Masks are required and visitors are asked to socially distance themselves.
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A Memorial Day observance will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at VFW Post 8686, 577 Harris Road. A VFW spokesman said the ceremony will consist of a standard VFW ceremony including lowering of flags and a color guard 21-gun salute.
Memorial Day Parade, 10 a.m. (Starts at Avon Lake High School, 175 Avon Belden Road, and ends at Veterans Memorial Park), ceremony after parade
Memorial Day Parade, 10 a.m., departs from Sts. Peter and George Coptic Orthodox Church, ceremony after parade
There will be a ceremony to honor veterans at 10 a.m. Monday at the Fairview Park Cemetery. (The time has been changed from 9 a.m.) The Memorial Day ceremony at City Hall is canceled due to safety protocols for indoor events. There also will be no parade this year. If you have any questions, please contact the mayor’s office at 440-356-4411 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Legion Post 385 will not hold its Memorial Day Parade in Bay Village this year. Plans are underway for a brief remembrance at the cemetery. Each Memorial Day, the Bay Village Foundation hosts an annual ceremony honoring those individuals, living or deceased, who have been remembered by friends and family with a bronze personalized plaque on the T. Richard Martin Footbridge in Cahoon Memorial Park. The Bay Village Foundation will have a plaque dedication ceremony at 10 a.m. in Cahoon Memorial Park, on the north side of Lake Road. The ceremony will feature a string ensemble and soloist from Bay High School. Television personality Jon Loufman will serve as emcee for the event.
Masks will be required under the tent.