Memorial Day in Lockbourne

Messenger photos by Theresa Garee
The Hamilton Township High School band played each military branch theme at the Lockbourne Memorial Day Commemoration on May 27. This enabled each veteran to stand and be recognized by the audience when their branch theme was played.
Lockbourne veteran Bennett Smith Jr., known as Ben Smith, was honoree at the Lockbourne Memorial Day Commemoration on May 27. Smith served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1974 to 1986. He was stationed at Marine Corps Air Stations throughout his service that spanned from Japan to the Carolinas.
A 21 gun salute was fired at the Lockbourne Memorial Day Commemoration on May 27 by the 121st ARW Honor Guard.
Lockbourne Mayor Christie Ward throws candy from the float that showcases an upcoming collaboration between Lockbourne and Rickenbacker Air Force Base – a memorial wall. The Memorial Wall Project will be available for viewing at an upcoming open house on June 12 at the Lockbourne Historical Hall & Event Center.
Obetz Mayor Angela Kirk (far left) throws candy from the Obetz float during the Lockbourne Memorial Day parade.
This 1928 Model A vehicle was the oldest vehicle to be included in the Lockbourne Memorial Day Parade.
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