Posted Thursday, May 23, 2013
We're on the verge of Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer and a holiday often associated with picnics and cookouts. But Memorial Day has a much more profound purpose: It's a day to reflect, to mourn and to memorialize those brave men an women of the military who gave their lives defending America's Democratic ideals. We'll tell you how that is being done this year in Northeast Ohio and we'd love to hear your thoughts, Thursday morning at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas.
Jerry Young, board member, Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Michelle Day, president, Woodland Cemetery Foundation
Bob Smith, commander, VFW Firestone Post, Akron
Jane Baran, Lorain Memorial Committee
Brian Albrecht, reporter, The Plain Dealer
Northeast Ohio Memorial Day Events 2013:
Bay Village (May 27): Memorial Day Parade and Activities. Parade starts at 8am — Additional Information
Burton (May 24-25): WWII event — outdoor film, exhibits, speakers, tribute dinner, USO-Style dance — Additional Information
Bedford (May 27): Memorial Day parade. Parade starts at 10:15 am
Berea (May 24-27): Rib Cook-off — food contests, live music — Additional Information
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