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MANSFIELD — There will be a number of activities over the Memorial Day weekend in Mansfield, requiring a number of volunteers to pull everything together.
The Placement of flags on our Veterans graves will take place at the Mansfield Cemetery starting 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 28. Removal will be on Saturday, June 10 at 10 a.m.
The Avenue of Flags Ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 29 at Mansfield Memorial Park.
The Mansfield Memorial Day Parade will kick off Monday, May 29 at 10:30 a.m. at the 5-way light in downtown.
The parade will form starting at 9:45 a.m. on Marion Ave between the 5-way light back to Wood Street and travel down Park Ave West to Central Park and end at the Gazebo.
The Grand Marshal and featured speaker during the Memorial Day program at the Gazebo following the parade will be Doug Theaker, Korean War Veteran, Past host of I love My Job.
The Fun Center Chordsmen will sing during the ceremony.
There will be approximately 37 units marching in the parade this year, which includes local marching bands, fire trucks, military equipment will be part of the procession along with area Veteran’s and other groups.
In case of rain, the Memorial Day service will be held at AMVETS, Post 26, 1100 West Fourth Street.
Dennis Hempfield is the Parade Marshall for the Mansfield Memorial Day Parade. Any questions call Dennis Hempfield 419-884-2089.
Volunteers Needed May 27
Volunteers are needed to place flags on approximately 7,000 veterans graves in the Mansfield Cemetery. Volunteers should meet at 9 a.m. on May 27 at the flagpole at the Veterans Honor Grounds in the back of the cemetery.
Veterans will be there to hand out the flags and give instruction on placement. All Scouting groups and other groups are welcome to help with this project. This project is sponsored by the Mansfield Community Memorial and Patriotic Association. For details, call Bruce Phipps at 419 544-0311.
Volunteers needed June 10
Volunteers are needed to remove flags from the veterans’ graves in the Mansfield Cemetery starting no earlier than 10 a.m. on Saturday June 10.
Those wanting to help should meet at the flagpole at the Veterans Honor Grounds in the back of the cemetery. Veterans will be there collecting the flags. All Scouting groups and other groups are welcome to help with this project. This project is sponsored by the Mansfield Community Memorial and Patriotic Association. For details, call Bruce Phipps at 419 544-0311.