Mentor - Despite ongoing Coronavirus concerns, the city of Mentor will proceed in honoring Memorial Day this year.
Below is the city's official plans, courtesy of Community Relations Administrator Ante Logarusic.
Memorial Day is an important holiday in the City of Mentor. Each year, we honor the sacrifice so many have given to protect our freedoms and we feel it is imperative to continue this tradition without pause.
Our annual Memorial Day Procession & Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 25, 2020 with the following changes in effect:
MEMORIAL DAY PROCESSION
This year’s Memorial Day observance will include a vehicular procession beginning promptly at 9:30 AM and will be comprised of cars only – no motorcycles, buses, bicycles, or pedestrians, will be allowed.
All are invited to participate. Participants are to assemble at Memorial Middle School located at 8979 Mentor Avenue at 9:00 AM. Mentor Police will be on hand to form the parade line, manage traffic, and lead the procession.
The parade route will head north out of the parking lot and then wind through the Mentor Municipal Cemetery in front of the Vietnam War Memorial before ultimately exiting on Jackson Street. For everyone’s safety, participants are required to remain in their cars at all times. Please exit the cemetery immediately after the parade following guidance from traffic control officers.
MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY
The Memorial Day Ceremony will be conducted at 10:00 AM in front of the Vietnam War Memorial at the Mentor Municipal Cemetery. Due to mass gathering restrictions currently in effect in the State of Ohio, this event is CLOSED to the public but will be broadcast live on the Mentor Channel, Facebook, and YouTube. It will also be rebroadcast throughout the week and posted on social media for those unable to watch live.
Thank you in advance for your participation and cooperation. If you have any questions, please contact Mentor Parks & Recreation at firstname.lastname@example.org
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