Honor, Salute and Celebrate Our Troops on Memorial Day in Elyria!


  • American Legion Post 12 will decorate the cemeteries in the city with flags Saturday. Anyone who wants to participate is asked to meet at American Legion Post 12 at 7:30 a.m.
  • AMVETS Post 32 will have a Sunday service at 7 p.m. to present the laying of the wreath.
  • Main Street Elyria will be host a breakfast Monday at St. Andrew Church downtown at 7:30 a.m. until the parade starts. Breakfast is $5 for adults, $4 for those in uniform, $3 for ages 4 to 12 and free for under 4.
  • A Memorial Day ceremony takes place at Ely Square at 9 a.m. Monday before the parade.
  • The parade starts at 10 a.m. Monday at Ely Square and travels down Washington Avenue to Ohio Street, ending at Glenwood Street.
  • Elyria Post 1079, 500 S. Abbe Road, will have a chicken BBQ for the wounded warriors at their pavilion from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The post asks for an $8 donation and there will be live music and raffles.

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