2014 Memorial Day Observances


833 West Main Street Lexington, KY 40508

11a MON 26 MAY 2014

Featured Speaker: Congressman Andy Barr, KY 6th District

Flag Ceremony, Wreath Laying, Music, Firing Detail by American Legion Man O'War Post #8




Camp Nelson National Cemetery

6980 Danville Road Nicholasville, KY 40356

(859) 885-5727 Ceremony: May 26 at 11:00 a.m.


Cave Hill National Cemetery

701 Baxter Avenue Louisville, KY 40204 For information please contact: Zachary Taylor National Cemetery (502) 893-3852 No ceremony


Danville National Cemetery

277 North First Street Danville, KY 40442 For information please contact: Camp Nelson National Cemetery (859) 885-5727 No ceremony


Lebanon National Cemetery

20 Highway 208 Lebanon, KY 40033

(270) 692-3390 Ceremony: May 25 at 2:00 p.m.


Lexington National Cemetery

833 West Main Street Lexington, KY 40508 For information please contact: Camp Nelson National Cemetery (859) 885-5727 Ceremony: May 26 at 11:00 a.m.


Mill Springs National Cemetery

9044 West Highway 80 Nancy, KY 42544 For information please contact: Camp Nelson National Cemetery (859) 885-5727M Ceremony: May 26 at 11:00 a.m.


Zachary Taylor National Cemetery

4701 Brownsboro Road Louisville, KY 40207

(502) 893-3852 Ceremony: May 26 at 2:00 p.m.





The 41st annual Camp Springs Memorial Day Parade and Services, sponsored by Simon Gosney Post 219 of the American Legion, will take place Monday, May 26. The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church on Lower Tug Fork Road. Organizations wishing to participate should arrive by 10 a.m. Memorial services will be at 11:30 a.m. at Camp Springs Fire House. A community reception at the fire house will follow. The services will feature presentation of Citizen of the Year and grade school essay awards. Call Ron Heiert at 859-866-2494 to enter a float in the parade.



The Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 26, starts at 10:30 a.m. at Sixth Avenue and Main Street in Dayton. It runs west toward Bellevue where Sixth Avenue turns into Fairfield Avenue. It concludes at the VFW in Bellevue. Following the parade Dayton is hosting a "Come Home to Dayton" family/community picnic at 701 Sixth Ave. from noon to 6 p.m. featuring local bands and activities for everyone.



The city of Edgewood will have a Memorial Day Ceremony at 10-11 a.m. Monday, May 26, at 550 Freedom Park Drive, Edgewood. At 10 a.m. the city will hear from two speakers, Kenton County Commissioner Jon Draud and Ginger Novak of Northern Kentucky Blue Star Mothers. Boy Scout Troop 779 is collecting tattered and worn flags to be properly disposed of during the ceremony. If you cannot make it to the ceremony, you may drop off your flags at the city building and city staff will make sure flags get to the scouts. If you have questions, contact Eliane Hoblik at eh@edgewoodky.gov.



The city of Florence will pay tribute to all military personnel is its annual Memorial Day Parade & Program on Monday, May 26. With the theme "Thanking Our Military," the parade begins at 10 am. at Boone County High School, moves down Burlington Pike and turns left on Ewing Boulevard toward the Florence Government Center. At 11 a.m. the morning's feature will be unveiling the newest monument at the Boone County Veterans Memorial - the Purple Heart. The city asks Purple Heart recipients to attend the ceremony as well as current and past soldiers.



Fort Wright is having a Memorial Day Service at 10 a.m. at the City Building, 409 Kyles Lane, on the front lawn next to the Veterans Memorial. The speaker will be Kenton County Sheriff Chuck Korzenborn.



Ed Whitehead, a Korean War veteran from Fort Mitchell, will be guest speaker at the Highland Cemetery Memorial Day celebration, 2167 Dixie Highway, Fort Mitchell. Starting at 10 a.m. American Legion Post 203/VFW Post 6095 and the Ladies Auxiliary American Legion Unit 203/VFW Unit 6095 will be present. Alyssa Vanderpool will sing patriotic tunes. Rick Downard of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, will play the bagpipes. Beechwood Band will also perform.



Highland Heights will have a Memorial Day service from 8:30 to 9 a.m. at 176 Johns Hill Road. There will be a flag raising, remarks by the mayor and light refreshments.


INDEPENDENCE The annual Memorial Day Parade sponsored by Moon Brothers American Legion Lodge in cooperation with the city of Independence is 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 26. The parade route is from Memorial Park (Independence Towne Center by Fire Station No. 1) to the Kenton County Courthouse. Registration is not required. However participants should arrive one hour prior to start of the parade.



At 1 p.m. Monday, May 26, Command Sgt. Major Thomas E. Chumley Jr. will speak at the state veterans cemetery in Williamstown. A wreath laying ceremony honoring veterans will follow.



Newport will celebrate Memorial Day on Monday, May 26, with a parade beginning at 9 a.m. followed by a Veterans Ceremony at the City Building. The parade route beings a Fourth and Columbia, then south on York Street to Sixth Street, east on Sixth Street to Monmouth Street, south on Monmouth Street to 10th Street and ends at the City Building. Following the parade, a ceremony in honor of veterans will take place in front of the Newport City Building at 10th and Monmouth Streets. A continental breakfast will follow in the first floor multipurpose room of the City Building. The parade and ceremony are free and open to the public.


PARK HILLS The Park Hills Memorial Day Parade starts at 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 26, with parade forming at Notre Dame Academy. All entries are welcome. It is sponsored by Park Hills Civic Association and city of Park Hills. The parade route will be from Notre Dame to Arlington Road to Old State Road to Terrace to Amsterdam to Trolley Park. A flag-raising ceremony will take place in Trolley Park The Avant Gardeners will sponsor a bake sale before and after the parade. Proceeds will go toward the many projects sponsored by the Garden Club. They will also sell coffee, water and lemonade.


SOUTHGATE Southgate's parade begins at 10 a.m. Monday, May 26, at Bluegrass and Electric, then proceeds through the city to the Veterans Memorial at Electric and Evergreen. After the remembrance ceremony, all are invited to the VFW Hall for a reception.



Memorial Day services on May 26 begin at the Walton Cemetery at 9:30 a.m. After decorating of graves, the ceremony will move to the Veterans Memorial behind the Walton City Building. There State Sen. John Schickel will speak at 10 a.m.