A series of local events will celebrate Memorial Day Monday, with wreaths, flags and parades.
All parade participants line up at 9:30 a.m. in front of Mallett School on Middle Street.
9 a.m. – Wreath laying ceremony at the World War 1 monument with color guard and prayer by Chaplain Langdon Adams.
9:30 a.m. – Services at the Post. Bernadette Harvel is guest speaker. Service to adjourn at 9:50 AM, followed by the parade.
10 a.m. – Parade begins. The parade route is as follows: all participants line up at the corner of Middle and High Streets. The lead element will take a right onto High Street, an immediate left on Academy Street, and continue to Main Street. They will turn right on Main Street north to Meeting House Park for additional wreath placements, then ahead to Anson Street. They will turn right on Anson, to the cemetery behind the old court house. A wreath laying and TAPS will take place, then continue on Anson to High Street. A right turn on High Street will lead back to the American Legion Post. There a lunch will be offered, and a car show in front of Mallett School.
Services will also be held at 6:30 a.m. at the VFW Post 3335 in Jay. Memorial Day Parade begins at 10 a.m. at Memco on Main Street in Jay.
There will be a small event in Monument Square, similar to the recent Veteran’s Day events, beginning at 9 a.m. The event will feature a wreath made by Russell Black, Mark Sennick as a speaker and a prayer by Dr. David Smith.