Memorial Day events scheduled

A previous Memorial Day parade approaches the Coliseum. This year's parade will be May 27. (News-Sentinel.com file photo)

The annual Memorial Day Parade on Parnell Avenue, sponsored by the Allen County Council of Veterans Organizations, will be held Monday, May 27 at 11 a.m., with a ceremony immediately following the parade.

The parade line up will start at 10 a.m. at the corner of State Boulevard and Parnell then travel north on Parnell to the Memorial Coliseum. Guests attending the Memorial Day ceremony will be directed to enter the Parnell employee parking lot entrance at the west side of the complex. The ceremony will be held immediately following the parade just outside of the Coliseum Memorial Hall at the Veteran’s Plaza.

This year’s parade theme will be “Service To The Community.”

Additionally, the Allen County Council of Veterans Organizations will hold its annual watchfire event from 9 p.m. on Friday, May 24, until 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 25 at the Veterans Memorial Shrine at 2122 O’Day Road.

For more information about the Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony, visit the Allen County Council of Veterans Organizations website at accov.weebly.com, visit them on Facebook or contact Alan Schuette at schuette82@gmail.com.