Local and area communities are hosting events to recognize Memorial Day, which is Monday.
The annual Memorial Day Parade will start about 11 a.m. Monday at Parnell Avenue and State Boulevard. The route follows Parnell Avenue to Memorial Coliseum. A ceremony will be held outside the Coliseum’s Memorial Hall. More information is available at www.accov.org.
The Allen County Council of Veterans honor fallen comrades with its annual Watch Fire, which began Friday night and will be tended until 9 tonight at the War Veterans Memorial Shrine, 2122 O’Day Road.
Jury Pool in New Haven will be open today, Sunday and Monday, as well as May 31 and June 1. The pool opens June 5 for the season. Daily hours are 12:30 to 8 p.m.
Covington Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home, 8408 Covington Road, will have a memorial service today beginning with a procession at 9:45 a.m. and a 10 a.m. service in the veterans garden, including roll call of veterans buried there and bagpipes.
The annual Milford Memorial Day parade will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at Emeline and Henry streets. Parade lineup begins at 9 a.m. Bands, floats, decorated golf carts, ATVs, bicycles, horses and pedestrians are all encouraged to participate in the parade. A service will be held afterward at Milford Cemetery.
The Oakwood Resort in Syracuse presents the John Kirkwood Band Memorial Day event from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. today. Live music and other activities are available. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 5 to 12, and children 4 and younger are free.
Kendallville’s Memorial Day weekend Tri-State Bluegrass Festival is back. The festival began Thursday and runs through Sunday at the Noble County 4-H Fairgrounds, 580 N. Fair St. Live music begins at 6:30 p.m. today and bands and other activities are available today, and all day Sunday.
Angola American Legion Post 31 will host its Memorial Day ceremony at 9 a.m. Monday on the public square in Angola.
The Leatherneck Coffee Club in Columbia City will hold a ceremony at 7 p.m. Sunday on the west side of the courthouse. The group will be destroying worn and tattered United States flags.