Here are Memorial Day observances in the Akron-Canton area:
Jackson Township Sixth annual Field of Honor/Field of Heroes will be presented at the Safety Center, 7383 Fulton Drive NW. Sponsored by Jackson Township Rotary, it salutes members of the armed forces, veterans, first responders, teachers, coaches and medical professionals. More than 1,000 flags are on display.
Shalersville Township 10 a.m. parade will start at Save 4 Store on state Route 303 and proceed to Riverside Cemetery for a service.
Akron 1 p.m. service at Civil War Memorial Chapel in Glendale Cemetery, 150 Glendale Ave.
Rittman 12:30 p.m., service at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Road, with military vehicles, rifle salute, wreath-laying service and music by the 122nd Army Band. Spectators should bring lawn chairs. Keynote speaker is Col. Reed Kimball, director of education at the MAPS Air Museum in Green.
Streetsboro 1 p.m. parade will leave the Campus Intermediate Elementary School parking lot, progress down Kirby Lane, turn left onto state Route 303 and end at the Streetsboro Plaza parking lot.
Cuyahoga Falls Weather permitting, more than 400 full-size flags will be flown over Northlawn Memorial Gardens, 4724 State Road, in memory of veterans buried there. More than 2,500 small flags will be placed on graves. A service will be held 1 p.m. Monday. Hot dogs and refreshments available.
Akron An 11 a.m. service at Greenlawn Cemetery, 2580 Romig Road, at the Veterans Monument between the two mausoleums. Rifle salute, taps, laying of wreaths at base of flag by Kenmore American Legion Post.
Alliance 10 a.m. parade from Linden Avenue and East Main Street to Alliance City Cemetery on West Vine Street; ceremony at 11 a.m.
Aurora 9:30 a.m. ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park, 40 W. Garfield Road. Parade will follow to Aurora Cemetery for service.
Bath Township Noon service at the Veterans War Memorial at West Bath and North Cleveland-Massillon roads.
Beach City 10 a.m. parade from the community park to Southlawn Cemetery for a ceremony.
Boston Heights 8:30 a.m., the Woodridge High School band steps off from the fire station, marching to Fairview Cemetery (next to the Village Hall), where a service will be held.
Brewster 11 a.m. ceremony in the village square. Speaker will be Stark County Commissioner Richard Regula. The Fairless High School marching band will perform.
Brimfield Township 8-11 a.m., Lions pancake breakfast at Faith United Methodist Church, adults $5, ages 12 and under $3. 11:30 a.m. service at Restland Cemetery.
Brunswick 10 a.m., ceremony at Visintainer Middle School grounds, 1459 Pearl Road, with a parade to Westview Cemetery immediately following, ending with an 11 a.m. service. Scout troops, marching units, antique vehicles and other community organizations are encouraged to participate.
Canal Fulton 1 p.m. parade from Lindsey Concrete, 6845 Erie Ave. N., north on Canal Street to East Market Street, ending at City Hall for a short ceremony, with rifle squadron and Northwest High School band.
Canton 10 a.m. parade starts at Timken High School on Tuscarawas Street West, marches west to Elgin Avenue and Seventh Street Northwest, ending at Monument Park for a ceremony at McKinley National Memorial.
Clinton 7:30-10:30 a.m. all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at fire station on Main Street, adults $5, under age 10 $3. 11 a.m. parade ending at Clinton Cemetery with program.
Copley Township 10 a.m. parade from Copley-Fairlawn Middle School, 1531 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road, north to the circle, west on Copley Road to Copley Veterans Cemetery, 3788 Copley Road, followed by a service. Copley High School band and Celtic Eagle Pipe Band will perform. Also, Navy Junior ROTC Honor Guard and Rifle Drill Team and military vehicles. Summit County Common Pleas Judge Amy Corrigall Jones will speak.
Creston 11 a.m. parade marches to Maple Mound Cemetery for a service.
Cuyahoga Falls 9 a.m. parade from Lillis Drive and Portage Trail, marching east on Portage Trail and north on Fourth Street to Oakwood Drive for an 11 a.m. ceremony at Oakwood Cemetery.
Dalton 10 a.m. parade starts at the high school and proceeds to Church Street and the cemetery for a service.
Deerfield Township 9 a.m. parade steps off at the fire station, 9482 U.S. 224, marching east to Deerfield Cemetery.
Doylestown 9 a.m. Chippewa High School band and area veterans and military groups march to cemeteries in the village. They will finish at the doughboy statue, followed by a community lunch at American Legion Post 407, 49 Black Drive.
Edinburg Township 11 a.m. parade starts at Edinburg United Church, 4081 Rock Spring Road, marching west along Tallmadge Road and north on state Route 14 to the cemetery for a service.
Fairlawn 9 a.m. tribute at Memorial Monument in Bicentennial Park across from City Hall, 3482 S. Smith Road.
Garrettsville 9 a.m. ceremony at Veterans Memorial on Maple Avenue. 9:30 a.m. parade from Baptist Cemetery to Park Cemetery on Center Street, followed by a service.
Green 7-9 a.m. pancake breakfast at Fire Station No. 1, 4200 Massillon Road. 10 a.m. parade from Green High School, 1474 Boettler Road, marching east on Boettler, south on Massillon Road, west on Steese Road to Green Intermediate School and back to the high school, followed by a noon ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park, 1900 Steese Road. Community picnic and car show at 12:30 at John Torok Community Center, adjacent to Veterans Memorial Park.
Hinckley Township 9 a.m. parade starts at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 1088 Ridge Road, and proceeds to the center of town, stopping at the Memorial Park, then on to administration building for the remaining program. Refreshments will be served.
Hiram Noon parade from the post office on Hayden Street to Fairview Cemetery on state Route 82, followed by a service.
Hudson 10 a.m. parade starts at Milford Road and state Route 303, east on Route 303, then north on state Route 91 to Markillie Cemetery at 410 N. Main St., followed by a service. A festival will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 55 Atterbury Blvd. Food, pony rides and games.
Kent 10 a.m. parade, starting at Depeyster and East Main streets downtown and ending at Standing Rock Cemetery for an 11 a.m. ceremony.
Lake Township 1:30 p.m., the 13th annual observance honoring four veterans at the All Veterans Memorial in Uniontown Community Park, 3696 Apollo St. NW. They are Gerald Tawney, Dr. Robert Naugle, Adam Doane and William Overlow. Refreshments served afterward in the community center. In case of rain, the ceremony will be held in the community center.
Lakemore 1 p.m. parade from Tri-County Plaza, 1500 Canton Road, north to Springfield Lake Drive, west to Main Street, left onto Park Drive and ending at the Memorial Triangle at Park and Lake roads, followed by a service.
Lodi 9 a.m. parade from American Legion Post 523, 120 Bank St., through the center of town to Woodlawn Cemetery flag area for a service, then back to the square for a ceremony.
Mantua Village 9:30 a.m. parade from University Hospitals Mantua Health Center to Hillside Cemetery.
Marlboro Township 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch in the Square at the fire station, 9587 Edison St. At 1 p.m., parade steps off from St. Peters Church Road and marches north to Marlboro Cemetery for a 2 p.m. program. Speaker is former township trustee Danny Ginther.
Massillon Parade at 9:30 a.m. starts at the corner of Eighth Street NE and Lincoln Way East, then left onto Erie Street, left onto Tremont, ending at Veterans Memorial Park on First Street SE. Ceremony in Duncan Plaza. The Massillon Tiger Swing Band will perform. Speaker will be DeAnn M. Covey of the Stark County Veterans Service Commission. Placing of the wreaths near the Civil War monument in Massillon Cemetery following the service.
Medina 10:15 a.m. parade from Medina County Courthouse on Public Square to Spring Grove Cemetery, followed by a ceremony. Pancake breakfast 7:30-10 a.m. at United Church of Christ, 217 E. Liberty St. Candlelight vigil at 7:30 p.m. to support military and their families at the square.
Medina 2 p.m. program at Western Reserve Masonic Community retirement home, 4931 Nettleton Road. Fourth annual program in the chapel. Living veterans and those who have lost loved ones to war will also be honored. Free.
Mogadore 10 a.m. parade from James Street and South Cleveland Avenue, marching north on state Route 532 to Mogadore Road and then west to Greenwood Cemetery for a 10:30 a.m. ceremony. Pancake breakfast 8-11 a.m. at Cornerstone Church, 106 S. Cleveland Ave.
Navarre 1 p.m. parade starting at Canal Street and state Route 21, marches north on Route 21, east of Wooster Street and ending at the cemetery for a service.
New Franklin 10 a.m. parade from Grace Bible Church, 5781 Manchester Road, to Manchester Cemetery, 1030 W. Nimisila Road, followed by a service. Trophies will be awarded for best decorated bicycles, floats and vehicles.
North Canton 9 a.m. parade from near Dogwood Park on Seventh Street, proceeding south on Main Street to the square, turning east on Maple Street to Bitzer Park, followed by a ceremony.
Northfield Center Township 10 a.m. parade at St. Barnabas Church, 9451 Brandywine Road, heading north on Olde Eight Road to the Northfield-Macedonia Cemetery, followed by a service.
Orrville 9 a.m. parade from East Church Street to Main Street, south to Market Street, west on Market to Crown Hill Road and north to Crown Hill Cemetery for a 10 a.m. service. Speaker will be U.S. Army Lt. Col. Andre Johnson.
Peninsula/Boston Township 11 a.m. parade from Boston Township Hall, 1775 Main St., to Cedar Grove Cemetery, followed by a service. Another ceremony will follow at Boston Cemetery on Main Street in Boston Township.
Randolph Township Pancake breakfast, 7 a.m. to noon, at the fire station. 10 a.m. parade steps off from Moyer Field on Waterloo Road, ending at Town Hall, 1639 state Route 44, for a ceremony.
Ravenna 10 a.m. parade from the American Legion, Main and Elm streets, proceeding west on Main Street to Chestnut Street and the Veterans Memorial at the courthouse lawn, ending with a service at Maple Grove Cemetery.
Richfield Ceremony at 8 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery. 9:30 a.m. parade will begin at Richfield Historical Society and end at West Richfield Cemetery for services.
Rootstown Township 10 a.m. parade starts at Loretta Drive, and marches east to Homeland Cemetery on Tallmadge Road.
Seville 1 p.m. parade from First Baptist Church, 22 E. Main St., to Mound Hill Cemetery.
Sharon Township 9 a.m. parade begins at Ruhlin Construction and ends at the gazebo.
Shreve 9:30 a.m. parade will begin at the elementary school on Market Street and proceed to Oak Grove Cemetery for a program.
Smithville 8:15 a.m. parade starts from North Milton Street, marches along Main Street to the Wilbur Berkey Fieldhouse, followed by a service.
Spencer 9 a.m. parade from the Old School on Washington Street to Spencer Cemetery, followed by a service.
Stow 10:15 a.m. program at Stow Cemetery, 3162 Kent Road, with presentation of the Poppy Princess and Prince. The Stow-Munroe Falls High School Symphonic Band will perform. Wreath dedication at doughboy statue in front of City Hall. A reception will be at Acker-Moore Memorial Post, 3733 Fishcreek Road.
Suffield Township 1 p.m. service at Town Hall, followed by parade at 2 p.m. starting at Waterloo and Congress Lake roads, west on Waterloo to the elementary school. Children are encouraged to decorate and ride bicycles in the parade.
Tallmadge Pancake breakfast, 8 a.m. to noon, at the Community Center, 80 Community Road. The annual Tallmadge Memorial 5K will be held near the circle. 10 a.m. parade from Our Lady of Victory Church on North Avenue, south to Tallmadge Circle to Southwest Avenue to the entrance of Tallmadge Cemetery, followed by a ceremony with a speaker and Tallmadge High School marching band.
Twinsburg 10:30 a.m. parade from Twinsburg High School, 10084 Ravenna Road, to Veterans Monument on the square in Twinsburg Township, followed by a service.
Valley City 11 a.m. parade from Liverpool Community Center on West River Road, marching along Center Road (state Route 303) to the VFW, 6731 Center Road, followed by a ceremony. Hot dogs and refreshments provided.
Wadsworth 10 a.m. parade from the American Legion and VFW Hall on Main Street, around the square, west on College Street, stopping at St. Marks Church for tolling of the bell, then continues to Woodlawn Cemetery for a service.
Westfield Center 11 a.m. parade begins at the park off Leroy Road, marches left around the circle and ends at Westfield Village Cemetery, followed by a service.
Wooster 9 a.m. parade from Wayne County Fairgrounds, heading west on West Liberty Street to Public Square, south on Market Street to Madison Avenue and the overpass bridge. Services follow at the Veterans Memorial in Wooster Cemetery. Guest speaker will be U.S. Army veteran Jerry Frye.