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Memorial Day activities planned in area


Ceremonies, parades planned in Almont, Capac, Dryden, Imlay City


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Members of the Dryden Vets Color Guard make their way to Mt. Pleasant Cemetery during prior Memorial Day event.

May 22, 2019
TRI-CITY AREA — Communities will again be honoring American soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen killed in action and late veterans during traditional Memorial Day ceremonies on Monday, May 27.

In Almont, The community is invited to attend a traditional Memorial Day Ceremony at Burley Park, starting at 11 a.m. Monday, May 27.

Burley Park is located at 124 W. St. Clair St., one block west of M-53 (Van Dyke).

The event is again being sponsored by the Almont American Legion Post #479.

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The program will include words of remembrance from Vietnam veteran and longtime Almont Legion member, Joe Cain; patriotic songs sung by Dave Owens; the laying of a memorial wreath; a traditional gun salute; and "Taps" to be performed by an Almont High School band member.

Following the ceremony, attendees are invited to walk the short distance to the Almont Legion Hall at 117 School Street, where Legion members will provide hot dogs, refreshments and friendly conversation.

In Imlay City, local veteran groups will host a Memorial Day ceremony on Monday at the war memorial at Almont Ave. and Fourth St. in front of the Ruth Hughes Memorial District Library, starting at 10 a.m. Last year, organizers opted to no longer include a parade in their events.

Members of the American Legion and VFW posts will lead the ceremony and special music will be provided this year by both the Imlay City High School Marching Band and Choral Music program.

At the conclusion of that program, participants will conduct wreath-laying ceremonies and gun salutes at the Imlay Township and Mt. Calvary cemeteries.

In Capac, participants in the village's parade will start assembling at 9:30 a.m. at the Capac Middle School parking lot. The parade begins at 10 a.m. and will travel down Aldrich Street to Main Streets.

A brief ceremony will be held at the memorial at Main and Church streets before participants head to the Capac Cemetery for a gun salute.

Any active duty military member, veteran or scouting group is encouraged to participate.

In Dryden, the Main Street construction project has altered this year's Memorial Day plans.

The Dryden Vets will lead the annual Memorial Day Parade starting at 10 a.m. The parade route has yet to be determined.

As always, the parade will conclude with a ceremony at Memorial Park, and another ceremony at Mount Pleasant Ceremony.

After the events, veterans and community members are invited to a luncheon at the Dryden Vets Hall located at 4223 S. Mill Rd.

Maria Brown joined the Tri-City Times staff in 2003, the same year she earned a bachelor's degree in English from Calvin College. Born and raised in Imlay City, she and her family reside in the Capac area where she enjoys gardening and reading.
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