2019 Memorial Day
The City of Dublin, in partnership with the Wesley G. Davids Dublin Post 800 of the American Legion will host the annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 27. The day’s events will honor veterans who lost their lives in service to our country.
Bobbie Mershon is the featured speaker for the ceremony in the Dublin Cemetery. Mershon, a Vietnam War veteran, served as a nurse in Long Bien, South Vietnam. After returning home, Mershon worked at Grant Medical Center for 40 years, specializing in Peri-Anesthesia Care, and served as a Council Person for the City of Canal Winchester for 28 years.
Richard Buell CDR, USN (Ret.) will also be speaking at the ceremony. Commander Rick Buell retired on August 1, 2018 after serving 27 years on active duty in the U.S. Navy. He is the Gold Star son of LCDR Kenneth Buell who is remains classified as MIA after his A-6 Intruder was shot down during a nighttime combat mission over North Vietnam in September 1972.”
- 11 a.m. – Procession through Historic Dublin from The Shoppes at River Ridge to Dublin Cemetery with wreath throwing ceremony on Bridge Street Bridge
- 11:30 a.m. – Memorial Day Commemoration at Dublin Cemetery
- Noon – Complimentary picnic lunch at Monterey Park
SR 161/Bridge Street will be closed intermittently from 10:50 a.m. to noon between Dale Drive and Monterey Drive for the procession.
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Grounds of Remembrance in Dublin Veterans Park
The Grounds of Remembrance in Dublin Veterans Park is a tribute to the men and women of the armed forces who have courageously served our country in times of war and peace.
Designed by PLANT Architect Inc., as a place for reflection and as a place to recognize those who have defended our freedom, visitors are encouraged to utilize the features of the Grounds of Remembrance to enhance their overall experience.
In addition to being reserved as a place for reflection, the Grounds of Remembrance also serves as the ceremonial backdrop for Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day observances.
The Grounds of Remembrance is dedicated in the honor of all that have made sacrifices to defend our freedom; from the first 16 Dublin volunteers who joined the 46th Regiment of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry in October 1861 to the men and women who are serving today and their families who give up so much to support them.
Dublin Veterans Park is located on approximately one acre of land in Historic Dublin near the Dublin Public Library, along the Indian Run. The map below shows the Park’s location in Historic Dublin and also describes the key features of the Grounds of Remembrance.
Download the map.