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Memorial Day Parade Listings in the NKY River Cities

There will be lots of parades and ceremonies around Covington and the NKY River Cities on Monday.

Here is the listing:


The United Veterans Memorial Association is sponsoring the Covington Memorial Day Parade. It stages at 1:00 p.m. on the Holmes High School campus and begins at 2:00 p.m.

The parade route will proceed north on Madison Avenue, west on 19th Street, north on Holman, and then enter the Linden Grove Cemetery where we will participate in a Memorial Program and Salute at approximately 3:15 pm. There is still time to register your group or organization to participate in the parade by contacting Joyce at (859) 802-6011 or email

On the morning of Memorial Day, the Latonia American Legion Post 203 and the Marshall-Schildmeyer VFW Post 6095 combined Honor Guard will be having a series of Memorial Day Salutes at the various war memorials throughout Northern Kentucky. 

Salute @ Marshall-Schildmeyer VFW Post 6095 7:00 AM
Salute @ Latonia American Legion Post 203 7:45 AM
Salute @ Korean War Memorial (Ritte's Corner) 8:00 AM
Salute @ WW II Memorial (Holmes H.S. Stadium) 8:25 AM
Salute @ Viet Nam Memorial (Meinken Field) 8:45 AM
Salute @ Mother of God Cemetery 9:00 AM
Salute @ Floral Hills Cemetery 9:25 AM
Salute @ Highland Cemetery 10:00 AM


The Parade itself kicks-off promptly at 11:30 a.m. from the corner of Elm and Carneal Streets. The Parade route takes the participants west on Elm Street to the Ludlow Memorial to place some flowers, and then will continue on turning left onto Helen Street and then turning right onto Oak Street. We will follow Oak into Bromley where this year’s Memorial Ceremony will take place.


The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. at Dayton's Sixth Avenue & Main Street and then runs west into Bellevue's Fairfield Avenue.

The parade will finish at the VFW.

Later on Monday, Dayton hosts a Come Home to Dayton picnic at 701 Sixth Avenue from noon to six p.m.

There will be music and activities.


Edgewood hosts a ceremony from 10 - 11 a.m. at Freedom Park where Kenton Co. Commissioner Jon Draud will be a speaker; Florence's parade starts at 10 a.m. at Boone Co. High School. At the parade's conclusion, the city will unveil the Purple Heart feature at the Boone County Veterans Memorial; Ft. Wright hosts a memorial service at the city building at 10 a.m. featuring remarks by Kenton Co. Sheriff Chuck Korzenborn; Highland Heights will have a flag-raising ceremony from 8:30 - 9 a.m. at the city building; The Independence Memorial Day Parade starts at Memorial Park at 10:30 a.m. and ends at the Kenton Co. Courthouse; Park Hills starts its parade at 11:30 a.m. at Notre Dame Academy.

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Photo: 2013 Memorial Day Parade in Covington/RCN file