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2016 Memorial Day Services for Coshocton County

| May 26, 2016

Here is a round up of Memorial Day services for our area.

Coshocton Parade & Services: Monday, May 30. Parade begins at 10 a.m. at the corner of Main and Eighth streets. Services will be held on the court square immediately following the parade. The speakers will be River View High School Senior Voice of Democracy Winner Sarah Kittner; Blue Star Mothers representative Betty Rochester; and Main Speaker Gary Baker, son of Lewis “Ed” Baker former WWII POW. There will be a Tribute to our Fallen Comrades, who have passed away since Memorial Day 2015, which the Coshocton County Honor Guard members performed Military Services.

1 34th Annual Keene Parade & Services: Sunday, May 29. Beginning at 9:30 a.m., a Veterans Memorial Church service will be held at Keene United Methodist Church with featured speakers Doris and Terry Casey who both served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Doris served in the mailroom at Fort Des Moines, Iowa; while Terry was a Private First Class with the field artillery and destroyers in the European Theatre. The Keene Methodist Youth Fellowship will serve a lunch from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the church fellowship hall. The veterans’ memorial parade will start at noon led by Grand Marshall Lister Endsley, Walhonding Rube Band and the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Department. Held since 1882, Keene is recognized as the second oldest continuously held Memorial Day Parade in Ohio. The Warsaw American Legion Post #634 will give a 21-Gun Salute at both cemeteries and the veterans’ monument.

Honoring Armed Forces at Plainfield: 2 p.m., Sunday, May 29. The speaker will be Charles R. Snyder, Coshocton County Community Choir Director. The Ridgewood High School Band and choir as well as the Plainfield United Methodist Church Choir will participate. Community members will read the GAR Rituals from the Book of Service and Veterans recognitions. Coshocton County Veterans Council Honor Guard will also participate. Weather permitting services will be held at Plainfield Cemetery; in case of inclement weather, services will be at the Plainfield United Methodist Church.

Blissfield Services: 2 p.m., Sunday, May 29. The speaker will be Woody Wilson, Sgt First Class Army Military Police Retired 2003, at the Blissfield Cemetery services. The Killbuck VFW #7079 will conduct military graveside services in honor of Eugene “Gene” Victor Miller. The Walhonding Rube Band will provide music. In case of inclement weather, the services will be held at the Blissfield United Methodist Church.

Walhonding Valley-Warsaw Parade & Services: 1 p.m., Monday, May 30. The parade will assemble on Railroad Street then continue on Main Street in Warsaw and services will immediately follow at Valley View Cemetery with speakers River View High School Senior Voice of Democracy Winner Sarah Kittner and Main Speaker G.W. Griffis, Marine Corps Korean veteran survivor of “The Chosin Few Reservoir,” as well as music provided by the Walhonding Rube Band.

Conesville Memorial Services: 6 p.m., Monday, May 30, at the park. Community members will read the names of area veterans listed on the memorial wall.

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