Several organizations are offering services and programs on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) in cemeteries throughout Wayne and Henry counties to remember those who served in the U.S. military. They include:

  • Centerville to Richmond: The ninth annual march begins at 6:30 a.m. at Wayne County Highway Department, 8198 U.S. 40, Centerville, and ends at 11 a.m. in Wayne County Veterans Memorial Park in Richmond. 765-967-0330
  • Northwest Wayne County/eastern Henry County: Chicago Corner Church, 7:30 a.m.; Mooreland, 8 a.m.; Brick Church, 8:35 a.m.; Jacksonburg, 9 a.m.; Salem Church, 9:35 a.m.; Greens Fork, 10 a.m.; Sugar Grove, 10:50 a.m.; West River Friends, 11:15 a.m.; West Lawn, 11:45 a.m. Organized by American Legion William O. Frazier Post 333 in Hagerstown. 765-489-5414
  • Williamsburg, 9 a.m., Williamsburg Cemetery, 8650 U.S. 35.
  • Western Wayne County: Dublin South Lawn, 9:30 a.m.; Dublin East, 9:45 a.m.; Capitol Hill (Cambridge City), 10 a.m.; Pershing Lutheran, 10:15 a.m.; Pershing South, 10:30 a.m.; Slaw Hill (Milton), 10:45 a.m.; Milton, 11 a.m.; Riverside (Cambridge City), 11:30 a.m. Services are organized by Lawrence H. Bertsch American Legion Post 169, which is also offering a dinner for local veterans at 12:30 p.m. at the post, 25 W. Church St., Cambridge City. 765-478-3877
  • Earlham Cemetery: 9 a.m. Sons of Union Veterans ceremony on Soldier Hill; 10 a.m. service at Field of Honor. Organized by Vietnam Veterans of America. 765-973-9207
  • Wayne County Veterans Memorial Park: 11 a.m., just off first block East Main Street, Richmond. It’s connected to the American Veterans Traveling Tribute set up in the park from May 24-27. 765-967-0330

Additional events

Some Memorial Day weekend highlights at Veterans Memorial Park: 

  • Indiana Fallen Heroes Display: Noon Friday through Sunday. 
  • Opening ceremony: 6 p.m. Friday. Patriotic music, invocation, guest speaker and proclamation.
  • “Huey” helicopter landing and display, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.
  • Blood drive: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Register now at or 937-461-3220. 
  • Gold Star Families Ceremony: 1 p.m. Saturday. Gold Star mothers and families are asked to call 765-967-0330 for advance details. 
  • Church service/wall blessing: 10 a.m. Sunday.
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A version of this article appeared in the May 22 2024 print edition of the Western Wayne News.

Millicent Martin Emery is a reporter and editor for the Western Wayne News.