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HUDSON, OH (May 5, 2021) – The City of Hudson is proud of all veterans who have served and continue to serve our country. The American Legion Family will hold several events to honor veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice this Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 2021. The public is invited to attend.
Flag-Raising Ceremony on the Clocktower Green
The annual flag-raising ceremony will be held at 10:00 a.m. on the Clocktower Green. The Hudson High School Band will participate, and speeches will recognize the 31 Hudson veterans who lost their lives while serving our country. Relatives of some of those 31 veterans will speak at this event. East Main Street will be closed beginning at 9:00 a.m. until the end of the ceremony to allow for the parking of the bus carrying the band.
Memorial Service at Markillie Cemetery
The Veterans Memorial Service will be held at Markillie Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. following the flag raising. The Hudson High School Band will participate. A 1962 graduate of Hudson High School, U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Barnard Kemter will be the featured speaker. The public is invited.
Signs Honoring 31 Hudson Veterans
Signs will be placed on the greens honoring the 31 Hudson veterans who lost their lives serving our country. The signs will be installed the week before Memorial Day and will be removed June 4, 2021.