Memorial Day events to be held in Camas, Washougal

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This Memorial Day, pause to reflect on the absolute selflessness of the 1.3 million members of our nation's military who paid the price needed to ensure our way of life endures, And let us not forget the families whose pain will never go away, but may lessen with our thanks and prayers. All events are Monday unless otherwise noted.

A number of ceremonies are scheduled across the area during the upcoming holiday weekend to recall those sacrifices.

"Gathering to Honor Hometown Heroes", 2-3 p.m.; Historical Society will lead visitors to graves of more than two dozen veterans, from as far back as the Revolutionary War, at Howes Family Ancient Cemetery, 48 Bramble Lane. There will be a closing ceremony after the parade at The Park, located at the intersection of Bartlet and Chestnut streets. In case of rain, the parade will be canceled and the memorial service will be held in the Robert J. Hermiller Gymnasium at Ottawa-Glandorf High School. The parade will travel down Main Street. Parade ends in front of the 110-year-old Veterans Monument.

Memorial Day Services will be held a the Union Church and Cemetery, 6781 30th Street, rural Aurora, Monday, May 28, 2018. Sunset Hills Memorial Park will host its annual Memorial Day service and lunch at noon at the park at 24000 Waalew Road in Apple Valley. It will step off at 10 a.m. and proceed north on Broadway, right onto Pleasant Street and right onto Charles Street for a ceremony. Brigadier General Gregory M. Gutterman, director, Air Force Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, is the guest speaker for the event. Afterward, the parade will return to the American Legion post.

The ceremony is normally held at Forest Meadows Cemetery, but bad weather is in the forecast.

The parade begins at 10 a.m.at the Town Common.

The close of the program follows with the placing of wreaths, a ceremonial rifle salute and the sounding of "Taps". Refreshments will be served after at the VFW Post 2014, 32 Park St., North Andover.

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The parade will start at 10:15 a.m., heading to Riverview Cemetery, then down Miller, Second and Vliet streets to Holy Rosary Church Cemetery, and finally to the Courthouse.

The guest speaker for this year's Walton County Memorial Day Service will be Thomas T. Remington, who served as a U.S. Army infantry platoon commander in Vietnam. American Legion Post 120 and Auxiliary, Effingham; Keeler-Adams American Legion Post 1168, Edgewood; Theodore Hoffman VFW Post 1769 and Auxiliary, Effingham; Teutopolis American Legion Post 924; Grobengieser-Fischer American Legion Post 512, Altamont; Gieseking-Schwerdtfeger VFW Post 7676, Altamont; and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 7, Effingham, will be participating in the ceremony.

Memorial services in Historic Riverside Cemetery begin at 10:30 a.m.

Following the service uptown, food will be provided at the VFW Post for anyone that wants to stop by. It will be followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the Bob Schley Memorial in Gorman Wayside Park, 2377 South Fish Hatchery Road, at 1:30 p.m. Information: fitchburgwi.gov. The service begins immediately following the parade.

An All Veterans Gala will be held at 5-11 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at the Fort Collins Marriott, 350 E. Horsetooth Road, Fort Collins.

Additionally, visitors will be able to stop by booths set up by veteran-oriented organizations, on display starting at 9 a.m.

At 4 p.m., the annual Good Ole Days celebration will be held in the pavilion.

The annual Memorial Day parade in the village will start at noon Monday on Church Street. The parade will leave from the Pollard School and march to the Elm Street Cemetery.

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