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Area Communities Plan Memorial Day Weekend Events

Veterans and soldiers lead the annual Memorial Day parade through uptown Maumee. Following the parade, a ceremony honoring those lost in military service takes place at Union School Memorial Park, including patriotic music performed by the Maumee Community Band, prayers offered for those lost and special wreaths placed in honor of the fallen soldiers. MIRROR PHOTO BY DENNY McCARTHY

From parades and services to an 1812 encampment, area communities are planning Memorial Day weekend events. 

Fort Meigs

Fort Meigs has a weekend-long event, beginning with “First Siege, 1813,” a War of 1812 encampment on Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Weapons demonstrations, soldiers’ camps and a battle re-enactment will be held each day at 2:00 p.m. Admission is $11.00 for adults, $9.00 for seniors and $6.00 for students.

Monday, May 27 is Fort Meigs’ commemoration of Memorial Day. The War of 1812 soldiers’ and civilians’ re-enactment camp and demonstrations continue from noon to 5:00 p.m., along with a wreath-laying ceremony at 2:00 p.m. at the Fort Meigs Monument. Admission is $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for seniors and $5.00 for students.

Fallen Timbers Monument

On Sunday, May 26 at 1:30 p.m., the Fallen Timbers Battlefield Preser-vation Commission will host a memorial to honor those who have fallen and those who have served. The event will include a fife and drum duo, a musket salute and re-enactors. The ceremony will be held at the Fallen Timbers Monument, located on Fallen Timbers Lane, just south of US 24 in Maumee.

Maumee

On Monday, May 27, the Maumee Memorial Day Parade Committee is hosting its annual parade, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The parade begins at Maumee United Methodist Church on Sackett Street and makes its way to Union School for closing ceremonies.

The Maumee Memorial Day Parade Committee is still looking for individuals or organizations to participate in the parade. For information, contact Ken Buckland at (419) 356-9210 or Joyce Schmeltz at (419) 891-0449.

Whitehouse And Waterville

The Whitehouse American Legion is hosting two memorial services on Memorial Day, featuring the Anthony Wayne Marching Generals and guest speaker Wayne King. The identical programs will be held at Whitehouse Cemetery on Cemetery Road at 10:00 a.m., and again at Wakeman Cemetery in Waterville at 11:00 a.m.

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