PRINCETON: Ex-Army Ranger to be grand marshal of Memorial Day parade


The ceremony will include the playing of taps, a performance of the National Anthem and other musical numbers, and a presentation by the American Legion Honor Guard. The parade will travel along Main Street stopping at Chapman Park for the Memorial Day ceremony and continue to the intersection of routes 1 and 17.

The museum will also be holding a "Thank Our Veterans Cookout" from 11 2 p.m. Sunday at the City Park picnic shelter next to the pond for any veterans and their families. Goehner's Memorial Day service will be at 10 Mound Prairie Cemetery with Dr. Van Vahle as the guest speaker. There will be a church service there, led by Pastor Christopher Stevens of the Gilmanton Community Church, starting at 10:30 a.m.

For those participating, the lineup will take place from 8:30- 8:45 a.m. on Fenn, Pearl and Allen streets and will leave from City Hall on Fenn Street at 9 a.m. All veterans are welcome, and vehicles will be available for those who would prefer to ride rather than march.

Veteran organizations, the Grand Haven High School Marching Band and motorcycle units are expected to be among those marching in the parade.

All of the public is invited and encouraged to attend this sunset service honoring the community's deceased veterans.

The Lamm Post event is held in partnership with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 416. The parade will then head to Sobieski Hall for a ceremony and refreshments. Participants are asked to assemble in the Ravenna post of the American Legion at 109 Elm St. and at Reed Memorial Library.

Marshall - The Marshall American Legion will hold a parade at 10 a.m. starting on South Beebe Street in Marshall, followed by a 10:30 a.m. program at Marshall Elementary School.

Keynote speakers are Deputy Mayor Andy Simpson; Assemblyman Chris Brown, a Gulf War veteran; and former congressman and Brigantine resident Patrick Kennedy.

Memorial Day Ceremony and BBQ at Faces of Freedom Veterans Memorial on Monday, May 29th at 12 noon at Atascadero Lake Park. Attendees are advised to bring their own lawn chair.

The Seward Legion Post 33 and VFW Post 4755 will hold their Memorial Day service at 10 the Veteran's Memorial at Seward's North Cemetery. Services will start at the cemetery at 11 a.m.

This story was updated at 9 a.m.