Memorial Day parade planned

–by Sylvania AdVantage Staff
PUBLICATION DATE: 05.16.17

Nick Marsalek, Alex Miller and Tyler Beattie of Boy Scout Troop 154 handed out flags to those watching the parade.

Local Sylvania area veteran’s groups, the city of Sylvania, and Sylvania Recreation, which is assisting with coordination of events, announced that the 2017 Sylvania Memorial Day observances will be held on Monday, May 29. Area citizens are encouraged to come out to show honor and respect for veterans who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

A brief service will be held at
Toledo Memorial Park
6832 Monroe St.
beginning at 9 a.m.

More than 14,000 local veterans are laid to rest at Toledo Memorial Park. The “Sea of Flags” that decorate their graves each year is a truly magnificent sight. Local veteran’s groups and color guards will also visit Association, Ravine, and St. Joseph’s cemeteries to honor area veterans buried there.

The annual Memorial Day Parade will again
start from St. Joseph’s School
5411 Main St.
beginning at 10:15 a.m.

The parade will proceed north on Main Street to Erie Street and finish at Veterans Memorial Field. The Northview and Southview High School Bands, local veterans, military, scout and civic groups, and local political dignitaries will also participate in this year’s parade.

A 30-minute Memorial Day service honoring America’s Veterans will begin at
11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Field with the city of Sylvania Mayor Craig Stough serving as master of ceremonies.

Five large bronze monuments are in place at Memorial Field, describing five American wars and listing the Sylvania area residents who gave up their lives in those conflicts.