Two communites will mark Memorial Day on Sunday

The Winona Memorial Day remembrance program and parade will be held at the Glenn Bennett Playground at 3 p.m. Sunday. This year’s featured speaker will be former USAF Captain David Gilliss. Flying his RF-4C aircraft from Thailand, he completed 205 combat missions while logging nearly 500 hours of actual combat time in the air. He was awarded 14 Air Medals as well as the Distinguished Flying Cross for his actions. Participants in the parade will meet at 2 p.m. at Hall Park and then proceed to the playground. If inclement weather occurs, the remembrance will be held at the Winona United Methodist Church next to the playground. An ice cream social hosted by the church will follow the event. The Winona Historical Museum will be open one hour before and after the event.

Hanoverton will be celebrating Memorial Day on Sunday, May 19, starting at 1:45 p.m. with a parade beginning at Pelley Park and led by the United Local band and the Hanover Township Fire Department. At 2 p.m. a program will begin at Betz Park, with Mayor Dan Kibler serving as master of ceremonies. The featured speaker is Columbiana County Commissioner Tim Weigle, and the event will feature performances of patriotic music and songs by the high school band and community choir. In case of rain the program will be held in the Presbyterian Church.