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May 23, 2013

Memorial Day events

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The Rev. Russell Hines will speak at Memorial Day services at 1 p.m. Monday at Rocky Glen Cemetery, West Fallowfield Township, Crawford County.

Fallowfield Odd Fellows Lodge of Atlantic is responsible for the services and the placing of American flags on the graves of veterans.

The program this year is being planned by Golden Rule Rebekah Lodge of Atlantic.

Brookfield

Brookfield will hold its annual Memorial Day parade at 10 a.m. Monday.

The parade will form at 9:30 at the former Brookfield Middle School on Grove Street. The parade will move west on Grove Street and south on state Route 7 to Brookfield Township Cemetery. A veterans memorial service will be held at the flagpole at the rear of the cemetery immediately after the parade.

Area veterans or any Brookfield community groups wishing to participate in the parade are welcome and encouraged to do so.

Farrell-Wheatland

The Farrell-Wheatland Memorial Day parade begins at 10 a.m. Monday at VFW Post 5286 and proceed to the Farrell city building.

Hermitage

•The Hermitage Memorial Day parade will line up at 9 a.m. Monday across from the Shenango Valley Mall at the former elementary school. The parade begins at 10 a.m.

•A Memorial Day Mass for St. Rose and St. Mary cemeteries will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Monday in the chapel at St. Mary Cemetery.

Mercer

• The 2013 Mercer Memorial Day 500, a parade and day of events saluting veterans and patriotism, will be from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday in and around Courthouse Square.

•Mercer Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6345 President Val Mattson and VFW Ladies Auxiliary, along with local Cub Scout Troops 83 and 159, will come together for the third annual release of honorary balloons, each adorned with the names, rank and dates of local soldiers killed in action.

The flag will be raised at 9 a.m. at the post home at 432 Erie St., with the balloon ceremony to follow.

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