From Mr. Fehlner:
Hi all. While I was out yesterday cleaning up graves, my path crossed with a group placing flags in the cemetery, this picture taken at the site of Mr. Hagemeister’s grave. Mr. Hagemeister is one of the leaders we honor in our services before the parade.
We appreciate the parents and scouts waking up early on a holiday to honor those that died in service and to also recognize past leaders.
Any parents or families that want to join us are welcome! See you tomorrow!
On Monday, May 27th we will be participating in the Memorial Day Ceremonies for the city of North Olmsted, and in the traditional Troop 664 Memorial Remembrances later in the day. We visit two local cemeteries with the N.O. VFW post, then travel to Sunset Cemetery on Old Columbia Road as a troop and visit a few grave sites of previous troop leaders. Following this, the troop will march in the parade with a short program at the park.
Our schedule is as follows:
- 7:45 AM — Troop should arrive at the City Hall complex at Dover and Lorain. (Please be prompt!) For our new Scouts, there is a parking lot entrance off Dover Road. Look for the City Hall signs. The Old Town Hall is next to the newer city hall.
- 8:00 AM — Ceremony begins at North Olmsted City Hall (Old Town Hall) for flag raising and remarks from the VFW and public officials.
- SCOUTS IN NOHS MARCHING BAND leave City Hall for High School.
- REMAINING SCOUTS:
- Board a city bus for transportation to Coe Cemetery and Butternut Ridge Cemetery, where the troop will participate in ceremonies.
- Return by bus to City Hall.
- Scouts will travel to Sunset Memorial Cemetery (via our own transportation).
- The Troop will honor deceased Scout Masters and distinguished Scouts from Troop 664.
- Scouts return to City Hall and will march in the Memorial Day parade to North Olmsted Park. (Parade steps off at 10:30 AM)
Everything should be finished by noon, so you can plan the rest of your day accordingly.
The city’s agenda for the day can be viewed at: https://www.north-olmsted.com/announcement/memorial-day-2019/
The uniform for the Memorial Day ceremonies is full class A, including neckerchief and sash (if you have one). If your neckerchief has been balled up and crumpled in the bottom of your sock drawer for a few months, please iron it or have someone iron it for you. We would like to look our best! 🙂