Saturday, May 24, 2008

Uptown Westerville is a Place to Honor and Remember

This weekend is the observed Memorial Day weekend.

The Westerville Uptown Merchants Association encourages you to enjoy your weekend with family & friends and... shop Uptown Westerville this weekend.

And, on Monday, May 26th, take a moment to remember and to honor:

True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.
-- Arthur Ashe

From ThisWeek Community Newspapers:

American Legion Plans Memorial Day Activities

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 7:37 AM

ThisWeek Staff Writer

The Young-Budd Post 171 of the American Legion has planned Memorial Day activities May 26 that will include a parade and services at several cemeteries.

The festivities will begin with a parade along State Street, according to Memorial Day committee chairman Thomas Poulton. The procession, which will include the Westerville South High School band and other civic organizations and community groups, will start at 9:45 a.m. at the intersection of South State Street and College Avenue. Those taking part in the parade will meet in the parking lot behind City Hall at 9 a.m.

The procession will briefly stop at the veterans' memorial plaque at Heritage Green Park in front of City Hall, and will proceed to the veterans' memorial in front of the National Guard Armory on State Street for the placement of a memorial wreath, according to Poulton.

The parade will continue along Bishop Drive and Knox Street to Otterbein Cemetery for a memorial service that will include the reading of the names of Post 171 members who have died during the last year, a speech by Westerville South High School principal Dr. Keith Rose, a 21-gun salute and the playing of "Taps."

According to Poulton, American Legion members and veterans from Westerville and surrounding communities are invited to join the ranks and march during the Memorial Day parade. Members and other veterans who are unable to march are encouraged to join the proceedings at the cemetery.

After services at Otterbein Cemetery are completed, the American Legion's color guard and firing squad will participate in a ceremony at the Blendon Township Central Cemetery, at the corner of Hempstead and Dempsey roads, at 11 a.m.

Brief ceremonies at Pioneer Cemetery, 865 S. State St., and at Northlawn Cemetery, 7060 State Route 3, will conclude the day's events.


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