Due to the COVOD-19 pandemic and complying with guidance advising against large gatherings, the annual Twinsburg Memorial Day Parade and program have been cancelled. In lieu of the traditional parade, Twinsburg VFW Post 4929 has opted to hold a private Memorial Day program with just its members in attendance at 11 a.m. Physical distancing among the post members will be in place.
Following the post’s brief ceremony, a parade of cars will proceed from Twinsburg High School, up Ravenna Road and past VFW Memorial Park, which is located at 9825 Ravenna Road. The vehicle procession of government officials, safety forces and residents is intended to be a show of support for our VFW post and their ongoing efforts to memorialize those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Residents are being asked to gather in the commons parking lot at Twinsburg High School beginning at 10:30 a.m. and are encouraged to decorate their vehicles with American flags and other red, white and blue patriotic themes. To comply with physical distancing protocols, participants are to remain in their vehicles at all times and will not be permitted to mingle in the parking lot staging area. As Memorial Day is a solemn time to remember our country’s fallen, this will be a SILENT car procession. No vehicle horns, sirens or music will be permitted.
At the conclusion of the post’s private ceremony, the non-stop procession will leave Twinsburg High School at approximately 11:15 a.m. and proceed past the post with a police escort. Traffic on Ravenna Road from Twinsburg Square to the high school will be temporarily halted to allow the procession to flow without interruption from approximately 11:15 a.m. until the procession ends. Participants will then return home or resume their Memorial Day plans. Residents should expect closures at Church Street, Richner Court, Burridge Circle, Twins Hills Drive and both Arbor Glen driveways