Memorial Day to be recognized across county


By Eddie Mowen Jr. - [email protected]



PREBLE COUNTY — Communities and organizations across Preble County will be recognizing Memorial Day with ceremonies and parades across the holiday weekend. Some of those events include:

Preble Memory Gardens ceremony

Preble Memory Gardens Funeral Center and Cemetery, West Alexandria, will host a Memorial Day Service on Sunday, May 29, from 2-4 p.m., at the cemetery located at 3377 U.S. 35, West Alexandria. The service will feature music by the Price Family, Pledge of Allegiance and reflection by Jimmy Price as well as a closing prayer by Rev. Marvin Knobloch. Following the ceremony, guests will be invited to enjoy light refreshments in the community center located inside the funeral home. Guests will also have the opportunity to write words of encouragement to be sent to those currently servicing our country. Flags will be placed on each veteran’s grave honoring their service. Staff will be on hand to assist visitors in locating gravesites as needed and have the opportunity to meet Derek and Eshelle Bales, owners of Preble Memory Gardens Funeral Center and Cemetery. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact the office by calling 937-839-4476.

Camden Memorial Day parade

Camden’s Memorial Day parade will take on Monday, May 30, at 2 p.m. To participate, contact the Camden VFW Post #1577 via Facebook. The parade will include a bike parade for children ages 5 to 12!. Every child participating will receive a raffle ticket to win a new bike to be given away by the VFW. Bicycles can be decorated or not — it’s up to the child. To enter the bicycle parade, go to the VFW on Monday, May 30, at 12:30 p.m. for registration.

Eaton Memorial Day parade

The Eaton VFW and American Legion annual Memorial Day parade will take place on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, beginning at 10 a.m. Assembly begins at 9 a.m. (between the Red Mule and the armory building.) The parade will leave Vine Street and travel west on Main Street, stop for a presentation at the bridge over Seven Mile Creek, and proceed to Mound Hill Cemetery for a ceremony.

By Eddie Mowen Jr.

[email protected]