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

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Monday, May 29 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 29, unless stated otherwise.

Bellvue-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.

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.
  • World War II Memorial at Holmes High School – 8:30 a.m.
  • Mother of God Cemetery at 3125 Madison Ave. – 8:45 a.m.                         
  • Floral Hills Memorial Gardens at 5336 Old Taylor Mill Road – 9:05 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.

Edgewood: Annual Memorial Day Ceremony

When: 10 a.m.

Where: Freedom Park, 550 Freedom Park Drive.

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The annual ceremony will be held at Freedom Park.

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. 

Independence: Memorial Day Parade

When: 10:30 a.m.

Where: Independence Senior Center, 2001 Jackwoods Parkway

What: The parade will start at Delaware Crossing and Madison Pike and ends at the Kenton County Courthouse. Registration is not required. However, participants should arrive one hour before the parade starts.

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. Refreshments will be served following the service at the Ludlow Vets Hall. 

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. After the parade, a ceremony will be held in front of the Newport City Municipal Building at 10th and Monmouth St. A continental breakfast will follow in the first-floor multi-purpose room of the city building.

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Park Hills: Memorial Day Parade and Flag Raising Ceremonies

When: 11:30 a.m.

Where: Dixie Highway at Notre Dame Academy to Arlington to Old State Road to Terrace Drive to Amsterdam Road to Park Drive.

What: Following the parade there will be a Memorial Day Food Court, with various food and drink options available from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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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