Memorial Day in Canal Winchester

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Messenger photos by Theresa Garee
Boy Scout Troop 103 assisted in the raising of the colors at the Canal Winchester Memorial Day ceremony held at Union Grove Cemetery on May 30. The troop held a flag retirement ceremony following the program.
Charlotte, 3, enjoyed receiving her flag at the Canal Winchester Memorial Day ceremony at Union Grove Cemetery on May 30. The flags were given out by the event host, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10523.
Youth Leader Conner Turney controls the flames during the retirement of flags ceremony hosted by Boy Scout Troop 103 on May 30 at Union Grove Cemetery. This is the second year this service has been offered following the Memorial Day program. The troop has drop off locations at the Canal Winchester Library and Indian Trail Elementary where one can drop off their worn American flags throughout the year.
The Canal Winchester High School band performed patriotic music at the Memorial Day event, lead by Director Luke Furniss.
Guest speaker Chaplain Major Thomas H. Whiteman, Jr., shares a story with the audience at the Canal Winchester Memorial Day program on May 30. Whiteman is the chaplain of the 121st Air Refueling Wing at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base. The program took place at the Union Grove Cemetery.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10523 Commander J. Rick Williams led the Memorial Day program at Union Grove Cemetery on May 30, 2022. The program included Boy/Cub Scout Troop 103 with the decoration of the mound, raising of the colors, and flag retirement program.

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