2019 Memorial Day Services for Coshocton County

| May 22, 2019

Coshocton: Coshocton’s annual parade and services will be held on Monday, May 27. The 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 Blue Star Mother representative Sharon Burns and the main speaker is Dale Fellows, George Washington portrayer. River View High School Freshman Ashley Sprouse will recite her Voice of Democracy speech and the Rev. Diana Caton with Word Worship Center will give the innovation and benediction. There will be a tribute to our fallen comrades, who have passed away since Memorial Day 2018, which the Coshocton County Honor Guard members performed military services.

Keene: The 137th annual Keene Veterans Memorial Celebration will be held on Sunday, May 26, at 9:30 a.m. Beginning at 9:30 a.m., a veterans memorial church service will be held at Keene United Methodist Church with featured speaker Ron Martin of Indianapolis, Ind. Martin, a River View High School graduate, retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1998 from the US Army after 25 combined years in the active and reserve components. He served in Desert Shield/Desert Storm. He was born and raised on a dairy farm near Keene, the son of Olive and Carlton Martin. The Keene United Methodist Church Relay for Life Team 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 Larry Endsley, the Walhonding Rube Band and the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office. 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 in Keene.

Plainfield: Honoring armed forces at Plainfield will be held on Sunday, May 26 at 2 p.m. Weather permitting services will be held at Plainfield Cemetery. In case of inclement weather, services will be at the Plainfield United Methodist Church. Zack Space will be the guest speaker. The Ridgewood Marching Generals Band, high school choir and the Plainfield United Methodist Church Choir will participate. Members of the armed forces will be honored as well as those from the community who have passed away in the past year. The Coshocton County Honor Guard will assist in honoring service personnel and several other members from the community will be assisting in the service.

Blissfield: Blissfield services will be held on Sunday, May 26 at 2 p.m. Killbuck VFW Post #7079 will conduct military graveside services in honor of Earl M. Stewart, Korean War Army veteran. The keynote speaker will be D. Curtis Lee, Coshocton County Commissioner, at the Blissfield Cemetery services. The Walhonding Rube Band will provide music. In case of inclement weather, the services will be held at the Blissfield United Methodist Church.

Walhonding: Walhonding Valley-Warsaw Parade and services will be held on Monday, May 27, at 1 p.m.  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 Ashley Sprouse, Voice of Democracy and David Dilly, Air Force Vietnam Veteran. Annie Bosson and Josie Fornara will sing the National Anthem and music will be provided by the Walhonding Rube Band.

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