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Streetsboro's Memorial Day highlight this year will be the dedication of a new memorial at Evergreen Cemetery, said American Legion Post No. 685 Commander Steve Masowick.
The dedication will take place at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 25 during the last of five services around the community.
The day will begin with a breakfast at 8 a.m. at the American Legion Post No. 685's hall, located at 10001 Aurora-Hudson Road, according to Masowick.
Between 8:30 and 9 a.m., a service will begin and then a caravan will head to the Veteran's of Foreign Wars No. 9716 Post on Route 43, then the memorial on the square at the intersection of routes 43 and 14, then Woodside Lake Park and finally the cemetery.
"We're going to be moving kind of quickly this year," said Masowick. "We need to be at the cemetery by 11 a.m., so it's going to be a pretty good pace."
Ohio House Rep. Kathleen Clyde may be speaking at the 11 a.m. ceremony, he added.
Groups that are planning to walk in the city's parade should gather at City Park at 12:30 p.m. May 25, said Masowick. The parade will step off at 1 p.m. and progress to the old Streetsboro Plaza on Route 303.
"I know we have some military equipment coming," said Masowick.
The parade also will feature entertainment by the Streetsboro High School Marching Rockets, veterans, Boy Scouts, Streetsboro Junior Baseball and Softball teams, area politicians and more.
Masowick said residents should take time to remember and give thanks to the soldiers, sailors and airmen, Marines and Coast Guard members who made the ultimate sacrifice in service of their country.
"This is a day we dedicate to our brothers and sisters in arms," he said. "It's a day of remembrance."
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