For Immediate Release:
May 17, 2019
Memorial Day: Let Us Never Forget
(Cincinnati, OH) – On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW), the 6 TH Ohio Volunteer Infantry and the Sister Anthony O’Connell Auxiliary to the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (ASUVCW), will present their annual Memorial Day commemoration service in the Civil War section at the beautiful, historic Spring Grove Cemetery. This year’s special guest speaker will be LtCol Kirk Griener, USMC.
As people across the country enjoy picnics, visit the beach, spend time with family, and enjoy the long weekend that represents the start of the summer season. The SUVCW, 6th OVI, and ASUVCW would like to remind Americans that there is a far more significant meaning to Memorial Day that should not be forgotten. Memorial Day is a time to publicly show our respect for those who have lost their lives in defense of our country and to keep alive the memory of their sacrifices.
Each year on Memorial Day weekend, Spring Grove cemetery pays tribute to all of the veterans interred at Spring Grove with 5 days of activities. The Memorial Day commemoration ceremony will begin at 11:00 AM on Monday the 27th and will feature:
- Color guard
- Gun salute
- Presentation of wreaths
- Talk by LtCol Kirk Griener, USMC
- Historic Scattering of Rose Pedals on graves
LtCol Greiner’s personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal with “V”, the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon.
Following the ceremony, Steve Ball, Civil War musician will perform authentic Civil War music. At. 12:30, President Abraham Lincoln will give a few remarks. A Tour of the cemetery will begin at 1:15.
Camp Commander, Gen William H. Lytle Camp, SUVCW
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