Area Memorial Day services set
Saturday, May 24, 2014 12:01 AM
• The Delphos Veterans Council will present the annual Memorial Day service at 11 a.m. Monday at Veterans Memorial Park at Fifth and Main streets.
The parade will step off from the Delphos Fire and Rescue Building on East Second Street at 10:45 a.m. and travel west to Main Street and then north to the park, arriving at 11 a.m.
Guest speakers will be Mayor Michael Gallmeier, the Rev. Dave Reinhart of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and LTC Mathew S. Hodge, commander of Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima.
Jefferson High School Marching Band will provide the music.
A luncheon will be offered at the American Legion following the service.
In case of rain, the service will be held in the Jefferson Middle School Auditorium.
• Fort Jennings American Legion will hold services on Sunday. The first is at 10:30 a.m. at Mount Calvary Cemetery, with an 11 a.m. service at Ottawa River Cemetery. Finally, the annual parade will step off from Memorial Hall at 12:45 p.m. and travel east to St. Joseph Cemetery for the final service.
• Ottoville VFW Post will host Mass at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
• In Van Wert, Memorial Day services will be held at Woodland Cemetery on Monday. The color guard will march in at 10:45 a.m. and the service itself begins at 11 a.m. sharp. The guest speaker will be Dave Schutter, a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom. All are welcome for lunch following the services at VFW Post 5803, 111 N. Shannon St. in Van Wert.
• The Convoy Memorial Day Parade will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday. Anyone interested in being in the parade is welcome. Services will be held at Convoy United Methodist Church at 10 a.m., and at IOOF Cemetery immediately following the service.
• The Memorial Day Service in Ohio City will be held on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Woodlawn Cenetery in Veteran’s Memorial Park by Harvey Lewis Post 346 of the American Legion. Music will be provided by the Van Wert Community Concert Band. Retired USAF Major Roger K. Smith will be the guest speaker.
Soup and sandwiches will be served after the service in the Legion Post at the Community Park Building. In case of inclement weather the service will be held in the Legion Post building at 306 Lambert St., Ohio City , Ohio.
• Memorial Day in the Village of Willshire begins with the Willshire Community Civic Association’s annual pancake and sausage breakfast at the Willshire Lions Club from 7-10:30 a.m. Monday. All proceeds will be used to sponsor various community projects.
Following the Memorial Day parade and service at the village cemetery, a dedication ceremony will be held in honor and remembrance of three local men who were killed while serving our country during the Vietnam War. A permanent statue will be placed at the cemetery honoring Cary Fosnaugh, Bill Miller, and Benny Sapp. Also on display for the weekend will be pictures, artifacts, and uniforms of past and present military service men. This display will be at Willshire Home Furnishings on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. The store will be filled with many items that area families have brought out to display. Please stop by and look at these items, as we take time to remember our military personnel for all of the sacrifices that they have given for our freedom.