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Memorial Day events in central Ohio

Central Ohio veterans are very important to 10TV this Memorial Day and every day. We've compiled a list of ways you can remember those who served.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — This Memorial Day, central Ohioans are honoring those who served and made the ultimate sacrifice. Ways you can remember those who died while serving are listed below.


The American Legion Memorial Day parade will kick off in Ashley starting at 9 a.m. The parade will begin at White Lilly.


The Bexley Memorial Day Service will start at 11 a.m. at Drexel Circle.

Blendon Township

The Memorial Day ceremony will start at 11 a.m. Monday at the Blendon Central Cemetery followed by a picnic at the Senior Center. 

Canal Winchester

VFW Post #10523 will host the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Union Grove Cemetery at 400 Winchester Cemetery Road at 10:30 a.m. Monday. After the ceremony, the Boys Scouts and Cub Scouts will host a flag retirement ceremony on the cemetery grounds. 


The Annual Memorial Day Murph WOD will take place at Buckeye Met to honor the men and women who have given their lives in service of our county. Four heats will be at 6 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., and 10 a.m.

The Annual Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony will start at 10 a.m. on the National Veterans Memorial and Museum rooftop. Major General John C. Harris, Jr., U.S. Army Adjutant General, Ohio, will share remarks, and Cheryl Mason, Chairman of the Board of Veteran's Appeals, advocating for and serving Veterans, will provide a keynote message.


Around 11 a.m. Monday, a procession through Historic Dublin will start at Riverside Crossing Park and end at Dublin Cemetery with a wreath throwing ceremony at The Dublin Link pedestrian bridge. The Memorial Day ceremony will begin at the cemetery around 11:30 a.m. followed by a community picnic. 

Field of Heroes

The 14th annual Field of Heroes returns this year with the tribute field honoring Westerville's Heroes. People can purchase flags and commemorative coins. The 5K Run/Walk for Heroes takes place on Sunday and the race benefits the Westerville Parks Foundation. 


The Memorial Day Service will take place at the Village Square and Cemetery from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Monday.

Grove City

The American Legion Paschall Post 164 and Veterans of Foreign War 8198 will host the Memorial Day service at the Grove City Cemetery. The Memorial Day parade will kick off at 11 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and travel down Broadway.


The community parade will start at 10 a.m. followed by the service at the Lithopolis Cemetery. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Wagnalls Memorial Library will host the cruise-in featuring a DJ, lawn games, tours and food. 


The Village of Lockbourne will hold the Lockbourne Annual Memorial Day Parade and Celebration starting at 12 p.m. A ceremony to honor all men and women in the military will follow at Lockbourne Veterans Park.


Starting at 8:15 a.m., those "Lost at Sea" will be honored at Schwartzkopf Park. The annual Marysville Memorial Day Parade will start at 9 a.m. at Fifth and Plum Street and a ceremony will follow at Oakdale Cemetery at 9:30 a.m.

Plain City

The VFW Memorial Day Parade will start at 9 a.m.  The parade will leave Daily Needs Assistance at 340 West Main Street. There will be a brief memorial service at Plain City Elementary School during the parade. There will also be a brief memorial service on the bridge over Big Darby Creek before the parade continues to Forest Grove Cemetery where the main memorial service will take place.

Plain Township

A ceremony will be held at Maplewood Cemetery at 9:45 a.m. followed by the Memorial March.

Prairie Township

There will be two Memorial Day services taking place in Prairie Township on Monday. The first will be at 9:30 a.m. at Galloway Center and the other will happen around noon at Alton Cemetery. 


Events will kick off at 10 a.m. Monday The parade will start in downtown Powell with the ceremony taking place at Village Green Park. 

Union County

A remembrance ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. by the flag poles in the center of Union Cemetery.

Upper Arlington

The 50th UACA Memorial Day Run will be taking place in Upper Arlington starting at 9 a.m.There will be both a 5-mile course and a 1-mile course for runners.


Westerville North High School hosts the "Memorial Day 'Morelli' Workout" on May 30 at Jim McCann Stadium (950 County Line Rd.) to benefit the scholarship fund created in honor of fallen Westerville Division of Police Officer Anthony P. Morelli. Gates open at 8 a.m.


At 7 a.m. Saturday, flags can be placed on veterans' graves at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The following day, the VFW 8794 Memorial Service will begin at 11 a.m.


The Worthing Memorial Day Parade will start at 10 a.m. Monday on East Dublin-Granville Road and proceed south on High Street to Cemetery Drive. At the end of the parade, a ceremony will take place at Walnut Grove Cemetery.

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