Communities across Sandusky and Ottawa counties are planning parades, patriotic ceremonies, vendors and food offerings for Memorial Day 2022.
The Fremont VFW Post 2947 will hold a ceremony at 9 a.m. May 30 in the park in front of the county courthouse.
Also around 9 a.m., the Memorial Day Parade will line up on State Street near Justice Street.
The parade will begin at 10 a.m. with VFW sponsoring the event. The VFW Auxiliary will pass flags to the crowd. From State Street, the parade will travel down Front Street to Tiffin Street and then to Rodger Young Park.
The VFW Post 2947, 204 Birchard Ave., will also be hosting a Memorial Day Chicken Dinner starting at 11 a.m. Dinner is $10, either eat in or take out.
Among the local events for Memorial Day weekend will be the Classics on the Prairie Car and Truck Show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 29 at the Victors Event Center, 2270 Hayes Ave. The entry fee is $15 and registration begins at 9:30 am Four of the trophies will be awarded. The event is open to the public and will include music, raffles and food.
For more details and Sandusky County events, visit sanduskycounty.org.
The 2022 Walleye Festival will begin with an opening ceremony at 5 p.m. on May 26. The festival will run from May 26 to May 30 over Memorial Day weekend.
Durant Amusement will feature rides from the opening of the festival through Memorial Day. Bands will perform each night and include Rumors, The Eric Sours Band, Distant Cousinz, The jUnk!, and others.
At 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, the David W. Leonard Post 295 Fraternal Order of Eagles Grand Parade will take place. At 11:30 a.m., parade awards will be presented in the entertainment tent.
On Sunday, May 29, the Skipper Bud Kids Fishing Derby will take place at Derby Pond with registration starting at 11:30 a.m.
On May 30, Memorial Day, there will be a ceremony at Veterans Park at 10 a.m. The festival will then end at 5 p.m.
The Clyde Memorial Day Parade will take place at 10 a.m. on May 30. The line will begin at 9 a.m. in front of the Auxter Funeral Home on Main Street South. The parade will move north on Main Street and run to Maple Avenue and St. Mary’s Cemetery on Spring Street where the Color Party will hold a 21-gun salute and there will be a short ceremony .
The procession will then reorganize and travel east on Maple to the Veterans Monument and Firefighters Monument for a short ceremony each. The parade will then move northeast on Maple to McPherson Cemetery for a program near the Veterans Section featuring music from the Clyde High School Marching Band and the speaker will be Danny Crow, former principal of the district 9 of VFW.
In the event of rain, the parade will be canceled and the program will take place at VFW 3343 Hall, 847 W. Maple St.
The American Legion Memorial Day Parade will take place May 30 at 11 a.m. and the Legion will also be hosting a Chicken BBQ.
The Memorial Day Viewing Ceremony will be held May 30 at 9 a.m. at Clay Township Cemetery. The guest speaker will be Robert E. Stewart, President of Chapter 35, Vietnam Veterans of America. The program is sponsored by the Genoa American Legion and Auxiliary No. 324. The Genoa High School Band will perform.
There will be a cannon salute and a release of doves. Attendees should bring a lawn chair due to limited seating.
Stewart served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1972 with the 25th Infantry Division, 1/27 Wolfhounds in Vietnam and Cambodia from 1970 to 1972. He was seriously wounded in Cambodia in June 1970. He is a 100 veteran % wounded in action. He is inducted into the Ohio Military Hall of Fame for Valor, Class of 2009, No. 160. He is the author of the poem, The Silver Rose, which will be displayed by the Vietnam Wall in Washington DC After he discharged from service, Stewart worked for 44 years as an engineer for Norfolk Southern Railway.
The Gibsonburg Memorial Day Parade will take place at 9:30 a.m. on May 30. The parade begins at the American Legion on South Main Street and heads north on Main, turning left on West Madison Street where it will proceed to West Union Cemetery where the Memorial Day Ceremony will take place.
In celebration of Memorial Day weekend, Lakeside Chautauqua is honored to host the “RISE ABOVE: Tuskegee Airmen and WASP” traveling exhibit from May 25-29. This free Air Force Memorial Exhibit brings the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen and Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) to life through an immersive theatrical experience that inspires all to overcome adversity to achieve their dreams.
The Tuskegee Airmen were the first black military pilots in the United States. They fought for America even though they had no civil rights in their own country. Tuskegee Airmen are best known for their extraordinary efforts in the air warfare of World War II and for challenging the stereotypes that had kept black Americans from serving as pilots in the United States Armed Forces.
The exhibit will be near Lakeside School at the following times:
• Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
• Thursday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
• Friday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
• Saturday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Parade of Marble Heads
At 10:30 a.m. on May 30, the village of Marblehead will host the Peninsula Parade. The parade begins at Clemons Cemetery on East Main Street and continues to the War Memorial in James Park. The public is invited.
For entertainment and other Memorial Day weekend activities, visit lakesideohio.com.
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Memorial Day services for the Oak Harbor community will begin with a breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. May 30 at the American Legion Post on Park Street. It will be for all veterans and their families.
VFW Post 8732 will hold memorial services at four cemeteries as follows: 8:45 a.m. Frenchtown, 9:05 a.m. Locust Point; 9:30 a.m. Rushau; and 9:55 a.m. Roose. America Legion Post 114 will hold memorial services at two cemeteries: 9 a.m. in Limestone and 9:30 a.m. in Elliston Cemetery.
At 10:30 a.m., units will organize in front of the American Legion on Park Street for the Memorial Day Parade, which will be led by the Oak Harbor High School Marching Band. The parade will start at 11 a.m. and head south on Church Street to Water Street to Flat Iron Park for a brief ceremony, then head to the Bayou Bridge to honor veterans lost at sea. From the bridge, the parade will proceed to the Veterans Memorial Circle at Union Cemetery for the final services of the day. In the event of rain, the parade will be canceled and the service will be held at Oak Harbor Junior High School.
On Memorial Day weekend, Active Duty service members and veterans will receive discounts on Put-in-Bay ferries, including free passage on Jet Express and Miller ferries on Mondays.
On May 28, 29 and 30, between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., tourists will enjoy the Perry Victory and International Peace Memorial and Carronade weekend with demonstrations throughout the day.
Memorial Day services will be held May 30 in the lower plaza of the Perry Victory and International Peace Memorial from 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. to honor veterans past and present. It is a free event.
For more information on Put-in-Baygo at visitputinbay.com.
The Village of Woodville will bring back its Memorial Day Parade after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The parade begins at 8:30 a.m. on Memorial Day May 30 and is followed by a Veterans Service on First Street. The parade route begins at the corner of Elm and Main streets and moves to Bridge Street, then to First Street and Veteran’s Park.
There will also be a pancake breakfast at Solomon Lutheran Church after the service. Other activities will include ball tournaments, a farmers market and garage sales.