The reflection of an American flag can be seen on the Paulding County Veterans Memorial on the evening of May 23, 2022. The memorial is located on the south lawn of the Paulding County Courthouse. (Photo/Adam Papin)


Memorial services will be at the Veterans Memorial Park at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 30.

The innvocation will be performed by Pastor Regan Clem, and the speaker will be Mark Holtsberry, Paulding County Commissioner.

The parade will begin at 9:45 a.m., in front of VFW Post 5087. In the event of inclement weather, services will be at the VFW pavilion.


A ceremony will be held at Rochester Cemetery, in Crane Township, at 9 a.m. Mark Holtberry will be speaking and Dan Wilder will be a soloist. The color guard will be provided by scouts, the VFW 587 Auxiliary, and VFW Post 587.

At 11 a.m., another ceremony will be held at Live Oak Cemetery, in Paulding. Pastor Greg Cramer will give the the invocation. Dave Burtch will speak. The Paulding High School band will perform, and scouts, VFW 587 Auxiliary, and VFW Post 587 will provide the color guard.

Following the ceremony, hot dogs, baked beans, chips, and soft drinks will provided at Post 587. Open to the public.


The annual Memorial Day events in Payne will be hosted Monday, May 30 by The American Legion Post #297. A breakfast for veterans will be served at 7:00 a.m. at the Legion.

A parade begins at 9:30 a.m., with line-up at 9:15 a.m. at The Divine Mercy Catholic Church and marching to the Payne American Legion. Immediately after the parade, a memorial service will be held at Wiltsie Cemetery.

Lunch for veteran’s, son’s of legion and their immediate families will be served at noon at the legion. Guests are asked to bring a covered dish and place settings. Meat will be provided by the legion.