Sunday, May 28, 2000

Hamilton County


Memorial Day observances

        Anderson Township: A veterans memorial ceremony will take place at 10:15 a.m. Monday at Hillcrest Cemetery on Sutton Road. The Air Force Association will place a wreath, and Civil Air Patrol Brig. Gen. Ken Robinson will speak. There will be a 21-gun salute by American Legion Post 318, and a flyover by the Cincinnati Warbirds. Also participating will be the Civil Air Patrol, Army National Guard, Boy Scout Troop 222 and the Faith Presbyterian Church Ensemble.

        With limited parking at the cemetery, all are encouraged to park in the Coney Island parking lot (opposite the main gate to Coney), and take a shuttle to and from the cemetery.

        Anderson Township: American Legion Post 318 will visit all cemeteries in Anderson Township and Mount Washington on Monday. Legion members invite the public to meet them at the Legion Post on Forest Road at 8 a.m.

        Avondale: Disabled American Veterans Chapter 1 of Cincinnati will conduct a voter registration drive from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, 3200 Vine St.

        Blue Ash: Parade begins at 10:15 a.m. Monday near Reed Hartman Highway and Cooper Road, and will travel east on Cooper, south on Kenwood and east on Hunt to the Veterans Memorial. U.S. Rep. Rob Portman will be the keynote speaker at ceremonies there, and the 122nd Army Band from Columbus will be the featured military band. The Sycamore High School and the Moeller High School marching bands also will perform.

        Also Monday, a concert will begin at 6 p.m. at Towne Square, Cooper and Kenwood roads. The Blue Ash Symphony Orchestra will perform with the Blue Ash Youth Symphony. If it rains, the concert will be held indoors at Sycamore Junior High on Cooper Road. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic.

        California: There will be a rededication of the California, Ohio, World War II Memorial Monument at 11 a.m. Saturday. The memorial is at Apple Hill and Kellogg Avenue. The honor guard from VFW Post 3627 and Boy Scout Troop 124 will participate in the event, coordinated by the Cincinnati Recreation Commission's Ebersole Center.

        Former Cincinnati Councilwoman Bobbie Sterne, a World War II veteran, will speak.

        Cheviot: A Memorial Day Parade will kick off at 11 a.m. Monday on Frances Avenue and will end at Harvest Home Park. The event, sponsored by the Western Hills Veterans Council, will feature a memorial service and awards immediately afterward at Harvest Home Lodge.

        Cincinnati: The Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 10, will hold services at 10 a.m. Monday at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Eden Park.

        At 11 a.m. Saturday, the Marine Corps League will hold a wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial.

        The Marine Corps League also will also hold a wreath-laying ceremony at the Marine Memorial in Lytle Park, Fourth and Pike streets downtown, at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

        Dent: A ceremony and flag raising will take place at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Veterans' Park, 6231 Harrison Ave. The event is sponsored by the Green Township Trustees and Parks Committee and VFW Post 10380. The M-60A3 Army tank at the park will be open for tours at 1 p.m.

        Glendale: Parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Glendale Elementary School and will wind through the village to the War Memorial on Sharon Road. Sections of Congress and Sharon roads will be closed from 9 a.m. until noon.

        Harrison: The Harrison Memorial Association's parade begins at 10 a.m. Monday. Lineup will begin at 9 a.m. at Harrison Elementary School on Broadway Avenue, and the parade will finish at Glen Haven Cemetery with services following. The guest speaker will be past National AMVETS Cmdr. Joe Piening.

        Indian Hill: Armstrong Chapel, 5125 Drake Road, will hold an observance at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Boy Scout Troop 502 will raise the flag, and the Indian Hill High School Brass Ensemble will play at the ceremonies, which will include a roll call of deceased veterans and other tributes.

        Loveland: American Legion Post 256, VFW Post 5749 and VFW Post 5354 will sponsor a Memorial Day observance Monday. The parade will assemble at Loveland Miami School on Loveland-Madeira Road at 9 a.m., and services will be conducted at Veterans Loveland Memorial, West Loveland Avenue and Riverside Drive, at 10 a.m. Featured speaker is U.S. Army Capt. Bill Miller, a decorated veteran of Vietnam.

        Memorial services will be conducted at Maineville Cemetery at 11:15 a.m.; Union Cemetery, 11:45 a.m.; Kerr Cemetery, 12:15 p.m.; and Miamiville Cemetery, 12:45 p.m.

        Madeira: The city will hold its Memorial Day March on Monday. Assembly will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Sellman Middle School. All residents are encouraged to participate and bring a veteran to march with them.

        Miamitown: Memorial Day Service and Parade will begin at noon Monday at Miamitown School. Steve Kehrer, pastor of Miamitown Church of Christ, will be guest speaker.

        Montgomery: The Marine Corps League will hold ceremonies at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 11000 Montgomery Road.

        Mount Healthy: Parade will begin at 2 p.m. Monday, and will travel from Adams Road south on Hamilton Avenue, east on Kinney and north on Perry to Veterans Memorial on McMakin. A short memorial service will follow.

        Also, American Legion Post 513 will host a flag-raising ceremony at noon Monday at Hawthorne-Bowles Funeral Home, 7830 Hamilton Ave.

        Mount Washington: The drill squad of American Legion Post 484, 1837 Sutton Ave., will depart from the post at 7 a.m. Monday to conduct ceremonies at six cemeteries. The Legion and other groups from Mount Washington will then participate in a parade at 10:30 a.m. at Beechmont Avenue and Corbly Road. Following the parade, a ceremony will be conducted at the monument, at Corbly and Plymouth.

        North Bend/Cleves: American Legion Post 485 will hold Memorial Day ceremonies Monday. The day will begin at 8:45 a.m. at Harrison's Tomb, at Brower and Cliff roads in North Bend, with a salute by the firing squad of Miller Stockum Post 485. Parade participants will gather at 9 a.m. at Taylor High School parking lot, and the parade begins at 9:30 a.m. The parade will disband at Miami and Cooper avenues, and reassemble at the entrance to Maple Grove Cemetery, on Valley Junction Road in Cleves, to march through the cemetery at 10 a.m.

        There will be services in the cemetery at the Civil War Mound at 10 a.m., at the World War I and II Mounds at 10:20 a.m., and at the Korea & Vietnam War Mound at 10:35 a.m. Members of Post 485 will then proceed to the grave of their last departed comrade and conduct services. Food and drinks will be available at the Legion Post, 29 E. State Road in Cleves, following the services.

        Northside: The Children's and Veteran's Parade will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, beginning at Bruce and Hamilton avenues and ending at Hoffner Street Park. A service will follow the parade at the park. The schools participating are Aiken and Hughes high schools, Schwab, Kirby Road and Chase.

        Pleasant Run: Crown Hill Memorial Park, 11825 Pippin Road, will present services for veterans on Sunday and for families on Monday. Both programs begin at 1 p.m.

        Price Hill: Members of John J. Martin Post 1492, Catholic War Veterans of the USA, will sponsor a service Monday. The event will begin at 9 a.m. with a Memorial Mass at Holy Family Church, Hawthorne and West Eighth Street, followed by a flag-raising ceremony in the adjoining memorial garden. The Green Township Bicentennial Chorus also will participate. Refreshments will follow in the church cafeteria.

        Reading: The Valley Youth Organization will hold its 43rd Annual Memorial Day Weekend Festival at Koenig Park, at Koenig and West Columbia avenues. The festival will take place Sunday from 2 to 11 p.m., and Monday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. There will be food, games, rides, cards, a softball tournament from Friday through Monday, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament on Saturday and Sunday, and live entertainment.

        There also will be a parade Monday starting at 9:30 a.m. at the bridge between Lockland and Reading.

        Reading/Lockland/Arlington Heights: Parade will begin at 9 a.m. Monday in Arlington Heights, proceeding to Lockland and then Reading, stopping at memorials in each city. The parade will end with services at Reading Cemetery.

        Sharonville: Ceremony at noon Monday at the grave of Civil War soldier Jonathan Shuff at Shuff-Myers Cemetery. The cemetery is in a residential area on Sharondale Road between Creek Road and Thornview Avenue.

        U.S. Rep. Rob Portman and other officials will speak; the Daughters of the Union will place a flower on the grave; and the service will end at 1 p.m. with a flyover by the Ohio Air National Guard.

        Springfield Township: Arlington National Gardens, 2145 Compton Road, will hold a flag-raising ceremony Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Thomas E. Wood Memorial Flag Pole near Arlington's Administration Building. Members of Wesley Werner American Legion Post 513 will participate. Hamilton County Commissioner Tom Neyer will be the featured speaker, and the Finneytown High School Brass Ensemble will provide music.



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