Loveland, Ohio – The City’s Memorial Day event will be held Monday, May 30, starting with a parade at 9 AM from the Loveland Elementary School, 600 Loveland Madeira Road, to the Loveland Veterans’ Memorial at the Col. Thomas Paxton Bridge offer the Little Miami River.
If you or your organization would like to be in the parade, registration is still open.
Immediately following the parade, a ceremony will be held at the Loveland Veterans’ Memorial, located at the intersection of West Loveland Avenue and Riverside Drive. The ceremony will feature a speech from Senator Terry Johnson of Ohio Senate District 14 (Adams, Brown, Clermont, Lawrence, and Scioto Counties).
Senator Johnson is a retired physician, a medical educator, and a retired military officer. Commissioned into the Ohio Army National Guard while a fourth-year medical student, he attained the rank of colonel in just 12 years. A senior flight surgeon and the Ohio Army National Guard’s first State Aviation Medical Officer, Dr. Johnson was deployed overseas multiple times, including two tours in Iraq and one posting in Kuwait. He ended his military career in 2011 as the Army Guard’s State Surgeon, the highest position attainable for a Medical Corps officer at that time.