Tuesday, May 20, 2008

HONORING AMERICAN VETERANS

The North Ridgeville Lions Club and VFW Post 9871 invite everyone to come to the North Ridgeville Memorial Parade and ceremonies on Monday, May 26th and show your American Pride and Honor the service men and women who have given their all to protect the freedoms we so enjoy.

The theme of the parade this year is “My Role in Honoring American Veterans”

The parade will start lining up in the Marc’s parking lot at 9:00AM, and will begin at 10:00AM. The parade route will take the normal course proceeding west on Center Ridge Rd. and concluding at the Rangers Stadium behind the North Ridgeville Middle School.

All participants and spectators are encouraged to join us in the stadium for the Memorial Day ceremonies following the parade. The beautiful ceremonies will pay tribute to our fallen Veterans and feature patriotic selections played by the North Ridgeville Marching Band. Awards will be given out for Best Float, Best Marching Group, Best Crowd Pleaser Car, Best Classic Car, and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Best Decorated Bikes.

Special this year, we will be collecting old American Flags at the entrance of the stadium. Following the Memorial Day ceremonies, the Knights of Columbus will be conducting a flag retirement service at the base of the flag pole at the North end of the football field. To help promote proper disposal of tattered American Flags, until Memorial Day, the following North Ridgeville locations are accepting old flags:
David Bogner Family Funeral Home
Napa Auto Parts
VFW Post 9871
Buescher’s Hardware - also offering 20 % off the purchase of a new flag.

For further information, please contact Lions Member, David Bogner at 440-327-2955.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Dee said...

My Grandfather passed away April
7th on his Birthday. After trying to find someone to do a Military Burial and many turn downs. North Ridgeville VFW gave him the most honorable ceremony we could have ever asked for. Although he was in the Korean war many years ago he still fought still earned stars and still should be remembered as a Vet. Thankyou soo much North Ridgeville VFW you will never be forgotten. Your answer to our prayers will always be in our hearts. Thankyou D.Tedrow
In Memory of Fred Bruce

7:59 AM  
Anonymous karl said...

For a small town, North Ridgeville puts on a wonderful parade for Memorial Day. The weather is supposed to be great, so please come out and enjoy the parade and ceremonies afterward.
Also, the North Ridgeville VFW supports a variety of great causes. Last fall, among other things, they donated a stab-proof vest for one of the Sheriff's Department canines. I'm sure they were honored to recognize your grandfather for his service to our country. Keep up the good work, you make us proud!

12:19 PM  

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