TRI-CITY AREA — As previously reported in the May 19 edition of the Tri-City Times, local communities plan to host Memorial Day events on Monday, May 31, after most ceremonies were canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic.
Plans for this year are:
In Almont, representatives from Almont American Legion Post #479 will host a brief Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. at Burley Park, west of Van Dyke.
The ceremony will include a prayer, wreath laying, gun salute and playing of ‘Taps.’ The public is welcome to attend; however, no seating will be available.
In Dryden, the Dryden Vets’ annual Memorial Day Parade will step off from its regular starting point at the Dryden Elementary School on Mill Street at 10 a.m.
After parading through the downtown district, Dryden Vets members will lay wreaths at both Memorial Park and the Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
In Imlay City, a 10 a.m. ceremony will be held at the memorial at the corner of Fourth St. and Almont Ave. near the Ruth Hughes Memorial District Library. Members of the VFW and American Legion posts will then move on to conduct salutes at the Imlay Township and Mount Calvary cemeteries.
In Capac, participants will gather near the memorial in front of Kaatz Funeral Home at 10 a.m. for a ceremony and proceed to the Capac Cemetery for a second program.
Anyone who has served or is currently serving and would like to participate in the ceremony is asked to meet at the American Legion Hall at 9 a.m. that morning.