Memorial Day events in NKY: When and where you can find them

Haley Parnell
Haley Parnell
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Monday, May 30 is Memorial Day, and many of Northern Kentucky’s cities are planning events to honor the U.S. military personnel who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

All of these events take place on Monday, May 30 unless stated otherwise.

Bellevue: Bellevue-Dayton Memorial Day Parade

When: 10:30 a.m.

Where: The parade will begin in Dayton at the Veterans Monument and end at the Bellevue Veterans Club with a Memorial ceremony beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Bromley: Memorial Day Community Parade and Memorial Service

When: 10:30 a.m.

Where: The parade will begin with the laying of a wreath and prayer at the Bromley Veterans Memorial located at the corner of Pleasant and Shelby streets. The parade will proceed East on Oak Street to Carneal Street, left onto Carneal to Elm Street, then left onto Elm Street. to the Ludlow’s Veterans Memorial in Ludlow Memorial Park.

Butler: Memorial Day Parade

When: 10 a.m.

Where: Butler Community Center, 110 Mill St.

What: Floats, music, marchers, motorcycle groups, hot rod cars, fire trucks, military vehicles, community groups, entertainment groups, decorated floats/wagons, banners as well as any patriotic tribute to veterans.

After the parade, a short service for veterans will be held at the Community Center

Covington: Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies

Timeline of morning ceremonies:

VFW Post 6095 at 347 E. 47th St. – 7 a.m.

American Legion Post 203 on Winston Highway – 7:45 a.m.  

Korean War Memorial at Ritte’s Corner – 7:55 a.m.

Vietnam Memorial at 38th and Church streets – 8:05 a.m.

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World War II Memorial at Holmes High School – 8:30 a.m.

Mother of God Cemetery at 3125 Madison Ave. – 8:50 a.m.                         

Floral Hills Memorial Gardens at 5336 Old Taylor Mill Road – 9:15 a.m.

The parade: Participants in the parade will begin lining up at Holmes High School at 12:30 p.m. Participants should enter the campus by way of Eastern Avenue.

The parade will leave Holmes High School at 2 p.m. and proceed north on Madison Avenue, west onto 19th Street, north on Holman Avenue, and west on 13th Street to the new entrance of Linden Grove Cemetery.

The ceremony at Linden Grove is scheduled to begin at about 3:15 p.m.

The parade will include city officials, police and fire units, various military contingents and vehicles, a choir and band, ball teams, and fraternal organizations.

Crescent Springs– Memorial Day Prayer Service

When: Sunday, May 29 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Lou Hartfiel Memorial Park, 800 Buttermilk Pike

Corner of Buttermilk Pike and Collins Road

Dayton: Bellevue-Dayton Memorial Day Parade

When: 10:30 a.m.

Where: Veterans Monument, 709 6th Ave.

What: The parade will begin in Dayton at the Veterans Monument and end at the Bellevue Veterans Club with a Memorial ceremony beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Edgewood: Annual Memorial Day Ceremony

When: 10 a.m.

Where: Freedom Park, 550 Freedom Park Drive.

Boy Scout Troop 779 will be collecting worn flags from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. to be properly disposed of.

Florence: Annual Memorial Day ceremony and parade 

When: 10 a.m.

Where: The parade will begin at Boone County High School, located at 7056 Burlington Pike.

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What: The parade route will travel southwest along Burlington Pike and turn left onto Ewing Boulevard, concluding at the Florence Government Center and will be followed by a ceremony.

Ft. Wright– Memorial Day Ceremony

When: 10 a.m.

Where: Fort Wright City Administration Building, near the Veteran’s Memorial, 409 Kyles Ln.

What: Keynote speaker is Emily Burton, whose late husband is SSG John Burton. A reception with light refreshments will immediately follow the ceremony. 

Highland Heights: Memorial Day Ceremony

When: 8:30 a.m.

Where: City Building, 176 Johns Hill Road

What: A ceremony to honor veterans who have passed and the men and women who have served and sacrificed for the United States. Coffee and donuts will be served afterward.

Independence: Memorial Day Parade

When: 10:30 a.m.

Where: Independence Senior Center, 2001 Jackwoods Parkway

What: The parade will begin at the Independence Senior Center and heads north toward the Independence Courthouse.

Ludlow: Memorial Day Community Parade and Memorial Service

When: 10:30 a.m.

Where: Bromley Veteran’s Memorial, located at the corner of Pleasant and Shelby Streets.

What: The parade will begin with the laying of a wreath and prayer at the Bromley Veteran’s Memorial. The parade will proceed East on Oak Street to Carneal Street, left onto Carneal to Elm Street then left onto Elm Street to the Ludlow’s Veteran’s Memorial in Ludlow Memorial Park.

Newport: Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

When: 9 a.m.

Where: 6th and York St.

What: The parade will begin at 6th and York St. going East on 6th St. and continues South on Monmouth St. to the City of Newport Municipal Building.

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Park Hills: Memorial Day Parade and Flag Raising Ceremonies

When: 11:30 a.m.

Where: The intersection of Amsterdam Road and Park Drive.

What: Flags, decorated floats, sirens, service vehicles, and music. John Phillip Sousa’s brass band compositions will be performed by local talent.

Southgate: Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

When: 10 a.m.

Where: The corner of Bluegrass and Electric Ave.

What: The parade route will start at Bluegrass Avenue and Electric Avenue then proceed to Blatt Avenue, Evergreen Avenue, Walnut Street, and back to Electric Avenue to end at the Veteran’s Memorial Park for the ceremony. Civic groups throughout the community will participate.

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