Memorial Day Parade

May 30, 2016

Memorial Day

Monday, May 30

On Monday May 30th, the annual Bay Village Memorial Day parade and services will step off at about 8:30 a.m. from Huntington Park. As usual, the parade will be led by the veteran's groups representing our fine city. This is the 150th anniversary of the establishment of Memorial Day! Come out early, enjoy the parade and music!

The parade route goes West on Lake Rd to the Lakeside Cemetery. The parade includes veterans, the finest High School Band in the area and local Boy and Girl Scout organizations. Upon assembly at the Cemetery, the names of the founding fathers of our community that served our country will be read. Girl Scouts will place flowers, and services will be rendered. After the services, the parade will re-form on Lake Road heading East. The parade route follows Lake Rd to Cahoon Rd., makes a right turn and ends at the Gazebo.  Appropriate services will be provided, with remarks from local dignitaries and a 21 gun salute at the Rose Garden by American Legion Post 385. After the end of the ceremony, all veterans are invited to American Legion Post 385 on Cahoon Rd., just south of the RR tracks, for breakfast.

This event is a great opportunity to honor our veterans, first responders, and military members.  Memorial Day is a day to remember our fallen men and women responsible for our great freedoms.

Thank you,

American Legion Post 385

VFW Post 9693


Bay Village Foundation Memorial Day Ceremony


The Bay Village Foundation will host its annual Memorial Day ceremony to dedicate  permanent bronze plaques honoring James Potter, Richard Schier, and Eileen Vernon. The program, now in its 21st year, takes place at Cahoon Park North, under the tent, at approximately 10:30 AM, immediately following the City's Memorial Day observance at the Cahoon Park Gazebo.

The Potter family honored Jim with the plaque on his 80th birthday this month, celebrating his tremendous commitment to Bay Village through his involvement in numerous community organizations. Richard Schier, a veteran and resident of Bay, remembered The Bay Village Foundation in his will and is being honored for his service to the Country and to the community. Eileen Vernon, Charter member and long-time president of the Foundation, is being honored by her colleagues for 21 years of service to the Foundation and to Bay Village.

Friends of the honorees and the public are invited to attend the ceremony. The plaques are installed on the Bay Village Walking Trail Bridge and visitors are invited to view the plaques following the ceremony.

The Bay High Honors String Quintet under the direction of Ms. Carrie Singler, will play throughout the ceremony. Tenor, Troy Ayers II will sing Nessun Dorma and Time to Say Goodbye as the names of each of the 33 memorialized persons are read. And as a special tribute to Bay Village veterans and current members of the military, TAPS will conclude the program. 

The Foundation will also announce the names of those local non-profit organizations receiving grants from the Foundation in 2016,and the names of three  Bay High seniors receiving scholarships from the Foundation, including the T. Richard Martin Memorial Scholarship; the latter resulting from a perpetual gift made by the Martin Family.

The Bay Village Foundation bronze plaque program was established as a way for families and friends to give permanent recognition to Bay citizens.  Donors that contribute to the Foundation at the level of $2500 or more may request a plaque to honor the life work of a Bay Village resident, living or deceased.

For more information about The Bay Village Foundation, estate planning opportunities, the grant application and scholarship application process or contributions towards a plaque, please call 440- 899-3490.  Applications for scholarships and guidelines for proposals are available at


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