Memorial Day ceremonies in Groveport and Madison Township


Memorial Day is a time of remembrance for our fallen veterans.

The veterans of Robert Dutro Post 486, American Legion, Groveport, are honored to announce the Memorial Day ceremonies for Hamilton and Madison townships as well as the parade and ceremony in Groveport. All ceremonies will be held on May 28.

•9 a.m. – Asbury Cemetery, 4760 Winchester Pike. Parking available at the Fellowship Baptist Church located next door.

•10:30 a.m. – Fernwood Cemetery, 460 Rowe Road, Lockbourne. Parking available in the cemetery.

•Groveport parade and ceremony: Parade staging starts at 12:30 p.m. and the parade begins at 1:15 p.m. The ceremony in the Groveport Cemetery begins at 1:30 p.m. Parking available in the community parking lots as well as Groveport Elementary and Middle School Central on Main Street. The staging area for the parade is Front Street beside Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St.

As always, the goal is to recognize as many veterans as possible and all veterans and their families are encouraged to join in the parade. For older or mobile restricted veterans, there will be military vehicles available to ride in, courtesy of Motts Military Museum.

The parade will proceed west on Main Street and then south on College Street ending at the Groveport Cemetery on Wirt Road where the ceremony will be conducted by members of the Groveport American Legion Post 486. Music will be provided by the Groveport Madison High School Cruiser Marching Band.

Following the ceremony an open house with refreshments will be held at Motts Military Museum, 5075 South Hamilton Road, Groveport.

The Groveport American Legion Post 486 is named after local resident, Private Robert Dutro, who in 1917 at age 15 joined the 6th Marine Regiment during World War I. He would later die in France on July 19, 1918 during the Aisne-Marne offensive. The Post was established in 1924 and meets the first Thursday of the month at the Madison Township Administrative Offices, 4757 Madison Lane, Groveport. The Post can be followed on Facebook @ groveportamerican legion.

For information regarding this year’s Memorial Day events or information about the American Legion and the Post, contact Rick Compton at 614-208-6963.

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