Memorial Day 2015: Honor a depressed during these events in a Elkhart County area

May 20, 2015 - storage organizer

For families of those who died portion in a armed forces, there is no longer a father or wife, father or mother, or son or daughter to go home to.

But on Memorial Day, May 25, people around a nation will make certain their memories are not forgotten.

The Elkhart County segment is contributing to a inhabitant tact with parades and commemorative services in several cities. Here’s where we can compensate your respects to those who have depressed in use to their country. All events are Monday unless differently noted.



Memorial Day service: 11 a.m. during Rice Cemetery.

Parade: 2 p.m. at a intersection of Harrison and Main streets.

The impetus will transport north along Main Street, spin left onto Lexington Avenue and finish during Third Street. The thesis of this year’s impetus is “All gave some, some gave all.” It will underline Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, automobile clubs, Elkhart Memorial and Elkhart Central high propagandize bands, as good as a Patriot Guard, organizer Karla Schwartz said.

For serve sum about a event, hit Schwartz during 574-370-0813.

Flags from a Heart: Noon Saturday, May 23, to 5 p.m. Monday, May 25, at Central Park, dilemma of Waterfall Drive and High Street.

You can squeeze a dwindle from a Elkhart Lions Club to be erected as partial of a display, that is in a eighth year. You can leave a personal loyalty to an particular or organisation with a flag.

It costs $30 if you’re shopping a dwindle for a initial time. If you’ve formerly bought a dwindle for a display, we can make a same dwindle for usually $15. You can move a dwindle home a following weekend or leave it with a Elkhart Lions Club for storage.



Memorial Day services: 8:45 a.m. during Rogers Park, 102 Chicago Ave.;  9 a.m. during Goshen Court House, 101 N. Main St.; 11 a.m. during Oakridge Cemetery

The use during a Rogers Park footbridge will underline a tone ensure and a bugler behaving taps. World War II maestro Robert Cotherman will toss a spray into a Elkhart River to commemorate members of a U.S. Navy and Coast Guard who gave their lives in use to their country.

The justice residence use will underline speakers, a banishment party, tone ensure and taps.

The Oakridge Cemetery use will also underline a banishment party, taps and a tone guard. Those fixation wreaths during a veterans area embody Goshen Mayor Allan Kauffman, Goshen Police Chief Wade Branson, Goshen Fire Chief Dan Sink and Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers.

Parade: 10:15 a.m. at a intersection of Main and Jefferson streets.

The way will travel north along Main Street, spin left during Pike Street, spin right on First Street and finish during Oakridge cemetery. The impetus will underline Boy Scouts, rod twirlers, glow trucks, tone and respect guards and Goshen High School drummers, among other attractions. 



Memorial Day service: 11 a.m. at Oak Ridge Cemetery; opening is nearby 1005 E. Vistula St.

The Bristol American Legion Post 143 is hosting a service. The organisation will afterwards revisit a overpass over a St. Joseph River and place a spray in a water.



Dusk to Dawn Vigil: 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday, May 24, to Monday, May 25, at Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Members of a Mark Wilt Post No. 210 in Middlebury, an American Legion post, will mount during a easterly and west opening of a tomb to palm out booklets with information on who is buried there. A dwindle will be placed on any grave before Sunday night.

Parade: 10 a.m. at Middlebury Elementary School, 432 S. Main St.

The Memorial Day impetus will underline Boy Scouts, floats, respect and tone guards, Legion Riders and a Northridge High School band. After withdrawal a school, a way will make stop during Memorial Park during a dilemma of Main and Warren streets for a rite including a opening by a Northridge band.

The impetus will continue easterly on Warren Street to a Little Elkhart River, where rifles will be dismissed in respect of those in a U.S. Navy.

The impetus will continue to Grace Lawn Cemetery, where 3 organisation will review about 800 names of those who served in a armed forces. A debate about Mark Wilt, a internal male who was killed in France while portion in a military, will follow.

A luncheon will follow from noon to 3 p.m. at a American Legion Post.



Parade: 10:30 a.m. at Nappanee Elementary School, 755 E. Van Buren St.

After a start during a school, a impetus will continue south on Jackson Street to Lincoln Street, afterwards west on Lincoln Street to City Hall.

Memorial Day service: 11 a.m. during City Hall. Steve and Rhonda Hunsberger, whose son Travis was killed in Afghanistan in 2008, will perform a inhabitant anthem and pronounce about their son. The NorthWood High School Red Regiment marching rope is behaving a nationalistic reverence during a service, and a a Civil War re-enactment organisation will act as a 7th Indiana Artillery and perform a Civil War cannon salute.



Parade: 10:15 a.m. during a Bremen post office, 201 N. Center St. 

The impetus will leave from a post bureau and go north toward a Bremen Cemetery for a brief commemorative service. The impetus will embody bagpipers, classical cars transporting veterans, floats and an entrance from Uncle Sam.

Community picnic: After a parade, a cruise will underline food and live song during Shadyside Park nearby a northeast dilemma of Dewey and Center streets. The eventuality is sponsored by Bremen Community Cares and a Bremen VFW Ladies Auxiliary.


We will refurbish this list of Memorial Day events via Elkhart County and a surrounding areas in a entrance days.

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