Memorial Day activities planned throughout Kosciusko County

(Photo supplied/Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department)

Memorial Day is a day to remember and honor those who died in active military service. It is officially observed the last Monday of May.

A number of parades and services are planned in the area for Memorial Day weekend.

Etna Green

The Etna Green Memorial Day service is at 10 a.m. Sunday at Etna Green United Methodist Church.

Veterans should meet at the fire station at 9:45 a.m.

Concluding services will be at the Etna Green East Cemetery.

For more information, call R.B. Conley at 574-858-9326.


The Memorial Day parade in Leesburg is at 10:30 a.m. Monday.

Lineup is downtown by 10:15 a.m.

Public parking is in the Maple Leaf parking lot.

A service will be at the cemetery following the parade.

For more information, call Craig Charlton at 574-453-3097, Sue Charlton at 574-453-3011 or Christina Archer at 574-453-4961.


In Mentone, the Memorial Day program is at 2 p.m. Sunday at the cemetery. In case of rain, it will be held in the Bell Aircraft Museum.

Living and deceased veterans will be honored.

Reception to follow at the museum.


Parade lineup begins at 9 a.m., with the parade starting at 10 a.m. Monday. A ceremony will follow at the cemetery.


The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. Monday, ending at the city hall building at about 11 a.m. A service will be held there.

North Manchester

On Monday at Halderman Park, North Market Street, American Legion Post 286 of North Manchester will host its annual ceremony with color guard tribute honoring veterans.

The Civic Band prelude begins at 9:45 a.m., with opening remarks by Post Commander Dave Burnette at 10 a.m.

All veterans will be recognized by service branch, and 50-year American Legion members will be honored. Legionnaire Bart Corricelli will speak, and readings and prayers will be offered.

Some seating will be provided by the North Manchester Parks Department and the Congregational Christian Church Laymen’s Fellowship.

North Webster

American Legion Post 253 will begin its services at 9 a.m. Monday at Thorn Cemetery. Services are planned for 9:30 a.m. at Salem Cemetery and 10 a.m. at Mock Cemetery.

At 10:30 a.m., The Post will throw a wreath on the water for Navy veterans.

The parade kicks off at 10:45 a.m. It will travel from the stop light to North Webster Cemetery, where services will be at 11 a.m.

The raising of the flag is scheduled for noon at Post 253.


American Legion Post 258 will have a parade beginning at 10 a.m. Monday. It will travel from the fire house to Brower Park.

At 1:30 p.m., the Ladies Auxiliary will host a carry-in dinner.

Silver Lake

The Silver Lake Veterans Ceremony will be from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at Lakeview Cemetery, Winona Avenue and Myrtle Glenn Road.

It is sponsored by the Silver Lake Lions Club.


American Legion Post 223’s annual parade begins at 1:30 p.m. Monday. It goes from Medusa Street to the cemetery.


The annual services conducted by John C. Peterson Post 49 and James W. Sittler VFW Post 1126 will take place Monday at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.

Music begins at 10:30 a.m.

The color guard, firing squad and other organizational units will form in front of the sexton’s office and begin marching to the ampitheater at 10:55 a.m.

The program will take place at the cemetery bandstand. Music tentatively will be provided by the Kosciusko County Extension Choir, with the posting of the colors by the combined color guards. Major Friedrich Josellis, Warsaw Community High School Junior ROTC instructor, will give the memorial address.

After the colors have been retired, the program will proceed to Legion Circle Nos. 1, 2 and then 3, where wreaths will be placed. Taps will end the presentation.

A luncheon at Post 49 will follow the program.

Winona Lake

Memorial Day 5K at Limitless Park starts at 9 a.m. Monday.