Memorial Day 150th Observance


The tradition of honoring the nation's fallen soldiers traces back to the time after the Civil War.   Communities would visit the graves of the fallen, decorating them with flowers and remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice.  The first Memorial Day in the northern states, also known as Decoration Day, was held on May 30, 1868.  The tradition continued each year on May 30th, and ceremonies were eventually held in cities and towns in every state.  ​​

May, 2018 marks the 150th anniversary of Memorial Day.  Tremont City has held ceremonies since the inaugural year and hosts the 2nd-longest running parade in Ohio.

To mark the anniversary, Tremont City will be holding the parade on Sunday, May 27th.  A variety of other events are planned for Saturday, including a military vehicle show, and a band will perform on Friday and Saturday nights .  


We are offering commemorative t-shirts for purchase. VIsit our store to order your t-shirts:  Memorial Day Store​  Commemorative caps also are available .

The schedule for the Memorial Day weekend is as follows:

  
    Friday, May 25th:                        7:00 – 11:00 pm                Band at the community park

    Saturday, May 26th:                 12:00 pm                                Military Vehicle Show
                                                                   5:00 pm                                Judging for the Vehicle Show
                                                                                                                     Quilts of Valor presentation
                                                                  6:00 pm                                 Laying of new bricks at the Veterans Park

                                                                  7:00 - 11:00 pm                Band at the community park
  

We also are raffling a Henry Military tribute rifle.








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Raffle tickets are $10 each and may be purchased from members of the Memorial Day committee.





Raffle rules are listed in the attached document.


All proceeds will help to improve our Veteran's Park in our town.





​We welcome visitors to join us for the celebration, especially veterans and their families.  If you plan to attend the weekend activities and are visiting from out of town, we ask that you register to help us plan.  Please fill out the registration form here before May 1, 2018 and let us know that you are coming.
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