Memorial Day events abound in Orleans County

The speaker will be Vice Admiral James P. "Phil" Wisecup (Ret.), a Piqua native who served 36 years active duty in the United States Navy. To draw attention to the campaign, this summer we will be sharing stories about the "found" faces from the Quad-Cities area.

People we spoke to say it's important to honor these soldiers that gave their life for us.

Memorial Day Ceremony at the Washington State Capitol Rotunda, 10:30 a.m., Olympia, Wash.

James Thompson, assistant scoutmaster with Troop One Roseville, said that the Roseville Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts wanted to honor the veterans and their families, who would be visiting the cemetery for Memorial Day weekend to pay their respects. At 10 a.m., a memorial service will be held in front of American Legion Post 61, 138 Sterling St.

Rhode Island's official Memorial Day ceremony will take place at the cemetery at 1 p.m. Monday. Placing of the wreath with a rifle salute, in addition to the playing of taps bugle call and "Amazing Grace".

Austintown: American Legion Post 301 Memorial Day Parade, 10:30 a.m., starts on Idaho Road and proceeds to Fitch High School, 4560 Falcon Drive.

On Saturday hundreds of people came out to enjoy the annual Memorial Day parade in Wausau along Stewart Ave.

The parade will start at 16th Street and follow Third Avenue to 11th Street to Sixth Avenue to 14th Street and end at Fourth Avenue.

Monday evening at 6 p.m., the post will offer pizza loin (tenderloin with pizza sauce and cheese) sandwiches for $5.

Noon Monday, a parade is scheduled to begin at the American Legion and down Main Street. The first service will be held at 9 Wheelock Cemetery in Nashville, followed by services at 9:45 Laura Cemetery and 10:15 Potsdam.

  • Leroy Wright