For Immediate Release
Community invited to pay tribute during Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony
(POWELL, Ohio)—May 3, 2019—The City of Powell is hosting the annual Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27 in downtown Powell.
This year’s Parade will feature more than 60 units and will begin on Grace Drive and follow west to North Liberty Street. Participants will then travel south on Liberty Street to Olentangy Street, where they will turn right and continue west. The parade ends at the railroad crossing on Olentangy Street. Olentangy, Olentangy Liberty and Olentangy Berlin High School Marching Bands will be in the parade.
A ceremony will be held immediately following the parade at the Greater Powell Veterans Memorial in Village Green Park, located at 47 Hall Street. The program will include remarks from Mayor Jon Bennehoof and keynote speaker MSGT Bob Burr.
Retired Lt. Col. Russ Anible, USAF and the Delaware County Air Force Junior ROTC will provide the Color Guard and a flag folding ceremony. The Olentangy Liberty High School Marching Band and bagpiper Deputy Matt Graham will contribute their musical talents. A flag retirement ceremony led by Boy Scout Troop 428 will conclude the morning’s activities.
New this year, Meadow Park Church – Powell is holding a free Memorial Day Community Picnic immediately following the Ceremony in Village Green Park.
World War II Reenactment
The 5th Ranger Battalion, Fox Company will hold a World War II Reenactment during Memorial Day Weekend. The camp and display will be set up for the public to view from Saturday, May 25 through the afternoon of Monday, May 27 in Village Green Park, 47 Hall Street.
Field of Flags
The Olentangy Rotary Club is hosting the Field of Flags in Village Green Park throughout Memorial Day weekend. Nearly 100 flags will be placed in Village Green Park to honor fallen heroes.