2013 Memorial Day Observances

 

11 a.m. CST, Monday, May 27
Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West, Hopkinsville
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1913 (VFW) Hopkinsville will host Memorial Day services at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West Again this year. The guest speaker will be Mr. D.D. Cayce III.  Wreaths will be placed by Patricia Basner, Chaplain, Fort Campbell American Legion Auxiliary Unit 233, Jane McKnight, Dept. of Ky President American Legion Auxiliary, Richard Stanley, Cemetery Director, and John Brame Commander Post 1913. Mr. Stanley will also give the Year of Honors remembrance. Johnny C. Brown will play taps and “To the Colors” as VFW Post 1913 conducts the U.S. Flag Retirement Ceremony. Pennyrile Honor Guard will post and retire the colors. Lunch will be served at VFW Post 1913 at noon following the ceremony.


8:30 a.m. EDT, Monday, May 27
Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central, Radcliff
The guest speaker will be State Representative Tim Moore. Wreaths will be placed by the U.S. Air National Guard. The 201st Brigade Support Battalion will perform the rifle salute. Casey Williams will sing the National Anthem and the North Hardin High School Junior ROTC will present and retire the colors.

10 a.m. EDT, Monday, May 27
Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East, Greenup County
Guest speaker will be SSG Moses Scarberry of the West Virginia ANG Honor Guard. Landrea Spurlock will sing the National Anthem. The East Carter County High School Junior ROTC will place the wreaths and post/retire the colors. Boyd County Schools band members will perform “Echo Taps.”

10 a.m. CDT, Friday, May 24
Joseph “Eddie” Ballard Western Kentucky Veterans Center, Hanson
KVCW Director Richard Stanley will be the guest speaker. Residents and staff will share when and where they served in the military. The program will close with a tribute to residents of WKVC who have passed away during the past year.

10:30 a.m. EDT, Monday, May 27
Thomson-Hood Veterans Center, Wilmore
The guest speaker will be Mr. Pat Whitt who served in the Army during the Vietnam era.  The Pledge of Allegiance will be performed by one of the Thomson Hood Veteran Center residents and music will be provided by Ms. Ruby Wiant.  There will be a final roll call for the Thomson Hood Veteran Center residents who have passed from May 2012 – May 2013.  In addition, a slide show and the lighting of the candles in these residents’ honor will be provided.  The ceremony will be concluded with the playing of taps

11:00 a.m. EDT Monday, May 27 (ceremony)
Hazard City Hall
2:00 p.m. EDT Monday, May 27 (lunch)
Eastern KY Veterans Center
Paul E. Patton Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center, Hazard:  Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center residents will be attending the Memorial Day Ceremony at Hazard City Hall at 11:00 a.m. EDT Monday, May 27, followed by lunch at the DAV.  At 2:00 p.m. there will be a wreath dedication at EKVC followed by a 21-gun salute and the playing of taps as well as last roll call for all residents that have passed during the last year with refreshments in the multi-purpose room.

1 p.m. EDT, Monday, May 27
Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North, Williamstown
Guest speaker will be Col. Mark Roland, USAF (Ret.) Wreaths will be placed by family members of those interred there. Stephanie Price will sing the National Anthem. Ciarra Krist will perform taps. Grant County Honor Guard will post the colors, and the Williamstown Women’s Club will provide refreshments.
 

CENTRAL KY

Friday, May 31, 2012
Frankfort, KY
Kentucky Vietnam Veteran Memorial
Memorial Day Service at  the Kentucky Vietnam Veteran Memorial in Frankfort, KY
Sponsored by: Chapter# 454, Vietnam Veterans of America, Louisville, KY
For More Info: Call Robert Keller President VVA @ 502.449.1396 or 502.594.1639 (c)

NORTHERN KY
10:00 a.m. Monday, May 27, 2013
Florence, KY
• Memorial Day Parade and Program starting  at BOONE County High School at 10:00 a.m.
• Parade registration forms are available in the main lobby of the Florence Government Center or online at www.florence-ky.gov. Deadline to register is Friday, May 17, 2013.
• The memorial program beings at 11 a.m.
• Through "Buy a Soldier a Meal" fundraiser people can contribute any amount to cover their meal costs over the weekend. Visit www.florence-ky.gov/renegades for additional information or to make a donation.
Melbourne, Kentucky
• The Camp Springs American Legion Memorial Day Parade  will take place  May 27, 2013 at 9:30 p.m. beginning at St. Johns Lutheran church.
• The parade will begin at 10 a.m. starting at St. Johns Lutheran Church,  5977 Lower Tug Fork Rd, Melbourne, KY 41059. Services will be held at 11a.m following the parade.

9:30 a.m. Monday, May 27, 2013
Boone County
Walton Memorial Day Program
The Walton Memorial Day Program will begin 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 27, at the Walton Cemetery on Church Street. The Walton-Verona High School band will perform. The Gold Star Mothers, an organization that supports mothers who lost sons or daughters in war, will be recognized. Then, the Walton-Verona Fire Department will decorate the graves of soldiers. The program will continue at the Walton-Verona Veterans Memorial 10 a.m. A wreath will be placed at the memorial and Walton's oldest living veterans, Virgil Bud Young and Dr. James Huey will be recognized. Retired Lt. Col. David Hincks will speak. A lunch will follow.

10:00 p.m., Monday, May 27, 2013
Florence
Florence Memorial Day Celebration
The City of Florence will celebrate Memorial Day by honoring their adopted troop The Renegades and all military personnel on Monday, May 27 with a parade, military display and program. Members of The Renegades will be visiting from Fort Campbell to attend the events. The parade starts at 10 a.m. at Boone County High School and travels to Ewing Boulevard to the Florence Government Center. A variety of military memorabilia and equipment will also be on display at the government center.

2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 26, 2013 
Campbell County
Alexandria
This year’s Campbell County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3205 Memorial Day parade will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 26. The parade grand marshal will be Ron Allari, who volunteers as the Veterans Service Officer for the V.F.W. Post and works out of an office in Alexandria's community center. Participants will line up in the Campbell County Middle School parking lot. The parade will travel a route south on Washington Street to Main Street, and then west on Main Street across U.S. 27 to Spillman Drive. The parade will turn south on Spillman Drive to end at the V.F.W. Post. A ceremony honoring veterans including a 21-gun salute and guest speakers will be immediately after the parade at the veterans memorial behind the V.F.W.
 

10:30 a.m. Monday, May 27, 2013
Dayton
Bellevue-Dayton Memorial Day Parade
The 84th annual Bellevue-Dayton Memorial Day parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the corner of Sixth and Main streets in Dayton, following short ceremonies at the Callahan Community Center at 9:30 a.m. and the Dayton monument at 10 a.m. The parade will travel down Fairfield Avenue, ending at the Bellevue Vets. Dayton resident Tom Herms is this year’s grand marshal. This year’s parade program will pay tribute to Dot Murphy, who died earlier this month. Murphy walked in the first parade as a girl scout and helped organize the parade for many years.
 

10:30 a.m. Monday, May 27, 2013
Camp Springs
The 40th annual Memorial Day parade and services sponsored by Simon Gosney Post 219 of the American Legion will be Monday, May 27, in Camp Springs. The parade participants will assemble at St. John's Lutheran Church on Lower Tug Fork road at 10 a.m., and the parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. and travel along Four Mile Road. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. at the Camp Springs firehouse on Four Mile Road. The services will include a presentation of a citizen of the year award and grade school essay award winners. A community reception at the firehouse will follow the services at noon.
 

9:00 a.m. Monday, May 27, 2013
Crestview/Cold Spring
The annual Crestview Memorial Day parade will begin at 9 a.m. Monday, May 27 at Cline Elementary School in Cold Spring. The parade route will follow Dodsworth Lane through Cold Spring until turning in Crestview onto Circle Drive. The parade will then turn onto Uhl Road to end at the Crestview Memorial at the intersection of Dodsworth and Uhl. A brief ceremony will precede the serving of donuts, popsicles and light refreshments.
 

9:00 a.m. Monday, May 27, 2013
Newport
Newport Memorial Day Parade
The City of Newport is having it’s annual parade starting at 9 a.m., followed by a ceremony in honor of veterans, which will be held at the Newport City Buiding. The grand marshal for this year’s parade is Ken Bailey, a member of VFW post 5662 from Newport. The parade route will go south on York Street, South on Monmouth Street, ending at the city building at the corner of Tenth Street.
 

10:00 a.m. Monday, May 27, 2013
Southgate
Southgate Memorial Day Parade
The Southgate Memorial Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m., with Eugene Enzweiler as the grand marshal. Enzweiler is a World War II veteran and long-time member of Southgate VFW post. Following the parade, Southgate Independent School students will be performing patriotic songs and the VFW will hold a commemorative ceremony at Memorial Park.
 

Monday, May 27, 2013
Highland Heights
Highland Heights Memorial Day celebration
The City of Highland Heights invites the community to attend it’s Memorial Day celebration at the city building, 176 Johns Hill Road.
Kenton County
 

2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 26
Crescent Springs
Crescent Springs Memorial Day Service
A solemn Memorial Day service will take place at the Kenton County Veteran’s Memorial in Freedom Park at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 26. The national anthem will be performed by a guest singer. Last year’s guest speaker was Sheriff Charles Korzenborn and emceed by John Lomax of Channel 12 WKRC.
 

10:00 a.m. Monday, May 27, 2013
Edgewood
Edgewood Memorial Day Ceremony
The Annual Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at 10 a.m., at Freedom Park, on Monday, May 27. Boy Scout Troop 779 will be collecting tattered and worn American flags to be properly disposed of during the ceremony at the Kenton County Veteran’s Memorial in Freedom Park at 10a.m. Monday, May 27. If you cannot make it to the ceremony, you may drop off your flags at the city building, 385 Dudley Road, Edgewood. For more information contact Elaine Hoblik at 859-331-5910 or eh@edgewoodky.gov.
 

11:00 a.m. Monday, May 27, 2013
Fort Mitchell
Fort Mitchell Wall of Honor Ceremony
Celebrate Memorial Day by visiting the Fort Mitchell City Building for the Wall of Honor Ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday, May 27. All are welcome. Bring your family for a day of remembrance and reflection. For more information, call Martha Allen at 859-331-1212.
 

10:30 a.m. Monday, May 27
Independence
Independence Memorial Day Parade
American Legion Moon Brothers Post 275 and the city of Independence present the annual parade at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 27. Anyone is welcome to enter the parade, which will proceed north from Delaware Crossing to the Independence Courthouse. The parade will stop for salutes at Independence and St. Cecilia Church cemeteries. Lt. Chadwick Nickson will deliver a speech after the parade.
 

10:30 a.m. Monday, May 27, 2013
Park Hills Memorial Day Parade
The parade forms at 10:30 a.m. at Notre Dame Academy Monday, May 27, leaving at 11:30 to follow Dixie Highway to Arlington Road, to Old State Road across to Terrace Drive, and down Amsterdam Road to Park Drive, in preparation for the flag-raising at Trolley Park. New prizes this year will be given for “Best Dressed Dog and Owner” and “Best Decorated Bike.” The event will also include a bake sale, hosted by the Park Hills Garden Club, beginning at 10 a.m. at Trolley Park. To enter the parade or for more information, call Carey Kruer at 261-2330 or email parkhillsparade@yahoo.com.
 

SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY

9:00 a.m. Monday, May 27, 2013
Nancy KY
Mill Springs Battlefield
9:00 a.m. - Confederate Memorial Service @ Zollicoffer Park (Nancy, KY)
11:00 a.m. - National Memorial Service @ Mill Springs National Cemetery (Nancy, KY)
Picnic @ Visitor Center following services
Honor the men and women who served our country by joining us for our Memorial Day Services. We'll begin at Zollicoffer Park at 9:00 a.m. by continuing a local tradition, started by Dorotha Burton in the early part of the 20th century. The National Memorial Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Mill Springs National Cemetery, commemorating those who have served across the nation and across the world. Then, join us at the Mill Springs Battlefield Visitor Center for our 5th Annual Memorial Day Picnic -- Hamburger or Hotdog with chips and drink - $5.
The Mill Springs Battlefield is located along highway 235 in Nancy, Kentucky; 8 miles west of Somerset in south central Kentucky, there is easy access from all major interstate highways.
Mill Springs Battlefield Association
PO Box 282  -  Nancy, KY 42544
Tel : 606.636.4045