Crowds gather on Almont Ave. in Imlay City as veterans march to memorial in front of Ruth Hughes Library during last year’s Memorial Day event.
May 20, 2009
TRI-CITY AREA — On Monday, communities across the country will mark Memorial Day with special tributes to fallen servicemen and women.
In the Tri-City area, planned events are as follows:
In Imlay City, veterans and other participants will parade through town starting at 10 a.m. The route starts at Fourth and Almont Ave. and proceeds down Main St. to Third St. to Almont Ave. where they'll pause at the monument by Ruth Hughes Memorial District Library for a short ceremony.
Salutes will then be given at the Imlay Twp. and Catholic cemeteries.
In Capac, the parade will travel down Main St. beginning at 10 a.m. Line-ups start at 9:30 a.m. in the Capac Middle School parking lot. The marchers will travel east on Aldrich to Main and stop at the memorial in front of Kaatz Funeral Home for a brief ceremony.
From there, the group moves to the Capac Cemetery, south on Capac Rd. for a wreath-laying ceremony.
In Almont, the American Legion and Auxiliary host their annual Memorial Day ceremony at Burley Park (at the corner of St. Clair and Branch streets), beginning promptly at 11 a.m.
The ceremony will include short speeches, an American Legion color guard and patriotic songs from soloist David Owen.
Following the ceremony, everyone is invited to the American Legion Hall on School Street for free hot dogs, chips and beverages.
In Dryden, the traditional Memorial Day Parade begins at 10 a.m. at the Dryden Elementary School on Mill Street.
Sponsored by the Dryden Veterans, the parade features marching units including veterans, area Scouts and the Dryden High School Band.
At the conclusion of the parade, a memorial ceremony will take place at the library, followed by a procession to the cemetery for more remembrances.