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Posted on: May 31, 2021

Memorial Day Remembrance

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Although we could not line the streets for a large Memorial Day Parade this year, the Worthington community is keeping the tradition alive and honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice with a procession and ceremony at Walnut Grove Cemetery and a special American flag display on the Village Green. 

Procession and Ceremony

On this 101st anniversary of the Worthington Memorial Day Parade, members of the American Legion Leasure-Blackston Post 239 and color guard led the procession a short distance down High Street to Walnut Grove Cemetery, where the remembrance ceremony took place.   

The ceremony included remarks from Grand Marshal and Navy Veteran William Mirick, proclamation by Mayor Scott Holmes, and greetings from Post 239 Commander Glenn Luksik.   A memorial wreath and poppies were laid by Post 239 Ladies Auxiliary. Wayne Moorison gave the Invocation and Benediction. The program also included a 21 gun salute and taps. 

Thank you to Worthington American Leisure-Blackstone Post 239 for continuing the 101-year tradition of honoring fallen veterans who have given the ultimate sacrifice. The Worthington community will always cherish this century-long tradition and looks forward to next year in hopes that we can come together for a full-size parade and ceremony to honor our fallen heroes and celebrate our community. 

American Flag Display

The rows of colorful flags lining the Village Green in Old Worthington serve as a reminder to honor and remember our fallen heroes for their sacrifice. Thanks to the volunteers from Worthington American Legion Leasure-Blackston Post 239 and the Parks & Recreation Department for planting the flags. 

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