Jeff Schutz of Schutz’s Tree Farm and employees Rick Clark and Roy Rogillo give the Imlay City veterans memorial a facelift just in time for Memorial Day. The American Legion commissioned the work. photo by Maria Brown.
May 23, 2007
TRI-CITY AREA — Plans for local Memorial Day ceremonies are much the same as in past years. Here is a roundup of events planned by local veterans' groups from the Tri-City area.
In Imlay City, the annual parade begins at 10 a.m.,commencing at the Almont Ave. memorial in front of the Ruth Hughes Library and continue through the business district (Main to Third to Almont) before returning to the memorial for a ceremony.
Veterans and the community will pause in remembrance of fallen servicemen and servicewomen on Monday.
Memorials will follow at the Imlay Twp.Cemetery on Fairgrounds Rd., and the Catholic Cemetery on Blacks Corners Rd.
In Almont, memorial ceremonies will be held at 11 a.m. at Burley Park on W. St. Clair St., just west of M-53. Everyone is invited to a hot dog lunch at the Almont American Legion hall, 117 School St., following the ceremonies.
In Dryden, the 10 a.m. parade will travel from the elementary school on Mill St. to the library on Dryden Rd. where remembrance ceremonies will take place. From there the parade will march to the cemetery at the end of Mulholland Dr. to salute the dead.
In Capac, there will be no parade due to streetscape work downtown. Instead, veterans will remember the fallen at a 10 a.m. ceremony at the Mussey Twp. cemetery on Capac Rd. Everyone is welcome to attend and participate.