The City of Powell is hosting the annual Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, May 25 in downtown Powell.
The parade typically features more than 50 units and begins on Grace Drive and follows west to N. Liberty Street. Participants then travel south on Liberty Street to Olentangy Street, where they turn right and continue west. The parade ends at the railroad crossing on Olentangy Street.
A ceremony is held immediately following the parade at the Greater Powell Veterans Memorial in Village Green Park, located at 47 Hall Street.
Greater Powell Veterans Memorial in Village Green Park
Village Green Park
The Greater Powell Veterans Memorial Foundation was formed after a local soldier was killed in action in Iraq and members of the Powell community wanted a way to remember him and all veterans as well as express gratitude for their sacrifice.
The Memorial, located in Village Green Park, was built to honor all veterans past, present and future and is a place of reflection and remembrance. Ceremonies are held three times during each year at the Memorial. Bricks that are purchased for loved ones are dedicated on Memorial Day in May and Veterans Day in November.