Friday, May 27 | Concert for American Heroes with the Grove City Community Winds

Kick off Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer, at the Grove City Community Winds “Concert for American Heroes,” 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, May 27, on Park Street west of Broadway in the historic Town Center. The talented ensemble of musicians plays patriotic compositions to honor America’s military.

Veterans and active members of the military are encouraged to attend to be recognized at 8 p.m. by the community in thanks for their service. Those interested in being part of the recognition should reserve a seat in the special VIP area by calling 614-277-3015 by Thursday, May 26. Due to limited seating, concert attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Parking spaces will be reserved for the mobility impaired.

Monday, May 30 | Memorial Day Parade and Grove City Gold Star Families Monument Dedication and Service

DSC_1801cThe Memorial Day parade, hosted by American Legion Paschall Post 164 and Veterans of Foreign War 8198, start at 11 a.m., Monday, May 30, when the parade steps off from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 3730 Broadway and travels to Columbus Street. WWII Medal of Honor recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams, Iwo Jima February 1945, 21st Marines, 3rd Marine Division is the 2016 parade marshal.

The Memorial Day celebration features the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument Dedication at the southeast corner of Broadway and Columbus Street. “Woody” Williams MOH, who introduced the national movement to build these monuments, will take part in the dedication of the second monument in Ohio.

After the dedication the procession travels south on Broadway to Grove City Road, west to the Grove City Cemetery for the traditional Memorial Day service.

Download the Grove City Memorial Day / Gold Star Families Memorial Monument Dedication program or poster.


On Memorial Day, the flag is flown at half-staff from sunrise to noon.

For additional information, call the Grove City Parks and Recreation office at 614-277-3050. For day-of weather cancellation information, call 614-277-3060 or visit the Grove City Facebook and Twitter pages.