Memorial Day Ceremonies Throughout Tri-state
By Mike Perleberg
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – A number of communities will mark Memorial Day with parades, services, and prayers over the three day weekend.
The Lawrenceburg American Legion will put on a Memorial Day parade up Walnut Street on Monday at 10:00 a.m.
Two years ago, the parade attracted about 50 people along the parade route, according to organizer Mick McNimery. After getting the word out last year, attendance grew to about 500.
“We’re fortunate this year to have three World War II veterans. They are George Klopp, Dick Horn, and Buddy Foster. These are all three very fine gentlemen and some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. They truly are part of the greatest generation,” says McNimery.
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Versailles also has a parade at 10:00 a.m. Monday ending with services at Cliff Hill Cemetery and the Ripley County Courthouse.
Boone County’s Memorial Day Parade will be Monday at 10:00 at the Florence Government Center, with a ceremony following at the Boone County Veterans Memorial there.
You can find a full list of local Memorial Day activities on our Community Bulletin Board page.
Indiana Governor Mike Pence is directing flags at state facilities statewide be flown at half-staff Monday in honor of Memorial Day. Flags should be flown at half-staff from sunrise until noon. Businesses and residences are asked to follow suit with the displaying of their flags to pay tribute to the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defending the nation.