Memorial Day observations in Lorain County


• Amherst: A short ceremony by the Amherst Veterans Military Honor Guard will start at 9:55 a.m. at the Cleveland Avenue Cemetery. A parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Forest Street, traveling to Park Avenue and on to city hall. Amherst police lieutenant and veteran Dan Makruski will speak at the Five Points bandstand.

• Avon: Parade staging will begin at 8:15 a.m. Monday at 36786 Detroit Rd. The parade kicks off at 9 a.m.

• Avon Lake: A parade and ceremony will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at Veterans’ Memorial Park, 32756 Lake Rd.

• Brighton Township: A parade will begin at 9 a.m. Monday. All marching units are to form at Brighton Center. The parade will start from the Congregational church and travel to the township cemetery. Wreaths and flowers will be placed at the foot of memorials to deceased veterans, whose names will be read. Franklin Abbey will be the guest speaker and the Wellington High School band will play along with the Spirit of 76 Fife and Drum Corps.

• Brownhelm Township: Dubbed “The Shortest Parade in Town,” the township’s march is led by the American Legion. Parade participants will gather at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Brownhelm Historic School. The parade will leave at 1:45 p.m. and head to the Brownhelm Cemetery. A short ceremony there will include a talk by Brownhelm Historical Association member Eric Rivet.

• Camden, Kipton, and Henrietta: Parade line-up will begin at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Kipton. The parade will begin at 2 p.m. with a program at 2:30 p.m. Rt. 511 will be closed to accommodate the event.

• Elyria: A parade will begin at 10 a.m. Monday downtown. Line-up will start at 9 a.m.

• Lorain: Broadway construction means an alternate route for this year’s parade. Line-up will begin at 10 a.m. Monday on West Erie Avenue between Washington and Oberlin avenues and the parade will start at 11 a.m. It will travel west to the Lakeview Park where there will be a revue stand. Officials fully expect the parade to return to the revamped Broadway streetscape for 2020.

• North Ridgeville: A parade will begin at 9:45 a.m. Monday from the Senior Center parking lot, 7327 Avon Belden Rd., and traveling to Ranger Stadium, 35835 Center Ridge Rd.

• Oberlin: A service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Wright Memorial Park at South Main and West Vine streets. The speaker will be pastor Chris Vough, East Oberlin Community Church.

• Penfield Township: Observances will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Penfield Cemetery.

• Sheffield Lake: An open-to-the-public service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at VFW Post 8686, 577 Harris Rd.

• South Amherst: A parade will be held at 10 a.m. Monday on Rt. 113.

• Wellington: A Memorial Day speaker will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the village hall gazebo, followed by a parade to Greenwood Cemetery and back.