2016 MEMORIAL DAY ACTIVITIES:
PLACING OF FLAGS IN MANSFIELD CEMETERY
Saturday, May 28, at 9:30 a.m.
Please come help honor our veterans by placing a flag on their grave.
AVENUE OF FLAGS CEREMONY AT MANSFIELD MEMORIAL PARK
Sunday, May 29, at 1:00 p.m.
Monday, May 30, at 10:30 a.m.
The parade begins at the 5-way intersection of Park Avenue West and Marion Avenue,
and continues down Park Avenue to the gazebo on the square.
There is a memorial service at the gazebo following the parade.
PICKING UP FLAGS IN MANSFIELD CEMETERY
Saturday, June 4 at 10:00 a.m.
VETERANS HONOR GROUNDS REALIGNMENT PROJECT
This project begins the first part of June, after all the flags have been picked up from Memorial Day. This project, when finished, will have all headstones in alignment the way they are in a National Cemetery, and in the picture above.
Since 1886, the Richland County Veterans Service Commission has been dedicated to helping our Richland County Veterans get the services and benefits they deserve. With approximately 11,000 veterans living in our county, they rely on us to not only understand their lives, but to help them get a better quality of life. We are here to not only serve our local veterans, but to also serve the spouses and dependents of those veterans. We are an advocate for the veteran, and serve as a link to the Department of Veterans Affairs.