Veterans, churches, youth athletes, Scouts encouraged to join Hamilton Memorial Day event

It’s time to organize Hamilton’s Memorial Day parade, and a meeting will be held 6 p.m. today, April 5, to make that happen.

With the nation still at war, and military personnel still losing their lives in foreign countries, officials in recent years have tried to boost participation in the parade, which like other Memorial Day events memorializes those who died during active military service.

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Hamilton’s parade will happen on Memorial Day, May 28, and the route will be the same as last year, said organizer Michael Cupp.

The parade will begin on Neilan Boulevard; then travel east on Court Street; north on 2nd Street; east on High Street; north on 7th Street; before turning east on Heaton and on to Greenwood Cemetery where there will be a ceremony.

“The committee is hoping for a larger participation this year from veterans’ groups, churches, youth sports teams, scouts and other organizations, and individuals themselves,” Cupp said.

Representatives of such groups and any that plan to participate in the ceremony should attend Thursday’s meeting, which will be in Hamilton City Council chambers, on the first floor of the Government Services building, 345 High St.

For further information, contact Cupp, the parade chairman, at 513-967-5099, or Hamilton Mayor Pat Moeller, 513-844-8515.

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