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Memorial Day Activities Planned to Honor America's Fallen Heroes

May 15, 2023 

As our nation approaches Memorial Day, the Legionnaires of Perrysburg Post No. 28, American Legion Department of Ohio, are scheduled to honor America's fallen heroes by placing American flags at the gravesites of service members buried in Perrysburg.  

The placement of American flags will take place on Saturday, May 20 at 10:30 a.m. at Fort Meigs Union Cemetery located at 620 West Indiana Avenue, and on Saturday, May 27 at 9 a.m. at Saint Rose Cemetery located across from Woodlands Park on State Route 795. 

Additionally, a Memorial Day parade and service will be held on Monday, May 29 at 10 a.m. Parade participants will gather at the corner of Louisiana Avenue and Fifth Street starting at 9 a.m.  

The parade will head north on Louisiana Avenue to W. Front Street, south on Walnut Street, and then west on Indiana Avenue. It will stop at Hood Park for the placing of a wreath at the monument of those killed in service and then end at Fort Meigs Union Cemetery for a memorial service. The parade is being organized by Rick Ruffner who can be contacted at 419-810-3877. Ruffner is also organizing activities for kids in the Commodore Schoolyard, 140 E. Indiana Ave., with inflatables from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

The Perrysburg American Legion is hosting the Memorial Day graveside ceremony of fallen comrades at Fort Meigs Union Cemetery after the parade. It will start at 11:30 a.m. The Legion is seeking names of any honorably discharged Veteran who has passed since Memorial Day 2022 so they can be included in the reading of names. Names must be submitted by May 25. Please email Craig Gauger at or call 419-350-4345 to submit the information.