139th Memorial Day Parade and Services

Memorial Day -- Our sacred duty; let no ravages of time testify to a free and undivided Republic.

Route of March -- 9:30 a.m., assemble at Our Lady of Victory Church, move out onto North Avenue at 10 a.m. sharp, proceed to Tallmadge Circle, turn left, turn left onto Southwest Avenue and then turn left into the new entrance of Tallmadge Cemetery.

Order of March -- Tallmadge Police, American Legion Post 255 Color Guard, Memorial Day Chair and Parade Marshall Hank Skowronski, John Ziegler -- Jeep

Autos -- Fire Department, Commander, Kneil-Lawrentz American Legion Post 255 James Forsythe Jr.; Post 255 members (walking and in car); Miss Poppy Princess and Court; American Legion Auxiliary Unit 255 President Kathy Forsythe and car; Tallmadge City School bands and directors, John Lenzo and Judy Lewis; Tallmadge Girl Scouts, Daisies and Brownies; Mayor Christopher Grimm, Tallmadge City Council; Tallmadge Primetimers and bus; Tallmadge AARP; Tallmadge Lions Club; Tallmadge Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts.

Ceremonies -- National Anthem, Tallmadge High School Band

Invocation -- The Rev. Fr. John Hengle, pastor, Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church

Introductions -- James Forsythe Jr. and Kathy Forsythe, Mayor Grimm, city dignitaries and veterans. Girl Scouts will place flowers on veterans graves during services, assisted by Senior Girl Scouts.

Welcome -- Mayor Grimm

Featured Speaker -- U.S. Marine Nate Ickes

Selection of hymns, Tallmadge High School Band

Wreath -- Placing of memorial wreaths.

Salute -- Salute to departed war veterans.

Taps -- Tallmadge High School buglers

Benediction -- Mike Mitchell, Post 255 chaplain

* Parade will re-form in order and march to Our Lady of Victory for dismissal.

* Tallmadge police and auxiliary officers will monitor traffic during parade.