Photos (from top to bottom): Millersport American Legion Post 637’s Color Guard lead the parade. Taps ended the ceremony in Millersport Cemetery. Katelyn Harper helps collect brass for Hebron American Legion Post 285’s firing squad. Dozens of decorated bicycles were part of the Millersport parade. Photos by Bruce Harper and Charles Prince.
BUCKEYE LAKE AREA – Memorial Day ceremonies started on Saturday, May 29 with the Buckeye Lake 4th Annual Memorial Day Parade.
Hebron American Legion Post 285’s Honor Guard was up before dawn on Memorial Day to continue its tradition of honoring veterans with brief ceremonies at nine area cemeteries. The threatening rain held off until the Fairmount Cemetery ceremony.
Later Post members marched out East Main Street, accompanied by the Lakewood Marching Lancers, for the final service at Hebron Cemetery.
In Millersport, the parade marched downtown from the elementary school, turned around for a brief ceremony on the bridge over the canal and then headed to the Millersport Cemetery.
Thornville had a similar parade Monday morning that included a brief ceremony at the Veterans’ Memorial downtown and ended up at the cemetery.