Memorial Day Service on the Ridges

Date/Time
Date(s) – 05/29/2017
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location
Cemeteries on the Ridges


Every year on Memorial Day, NAMI and the Ridges Cemeteries Committee hold a full Memorial Day service at one of the Mental Hospital Cemeteries on the Ridges. This includes a Veteran’s Honor guard, speeches by dignitaries, eulogies and the placing of wreathes, taps, etc. This year’s event will be under an all-weather tent at Cemetery Two. To get there, drive off Richland Ave. down Dairy Lane and bear left past the Dairy Barn and right up the Cemetery Driveway around the corner. The event begins at 1:00 sharp on Memorial Day, May 29th.

Athens/Albany VFW Honor Guard give the Gun Salute. Photo courtesy of Dennis Powell, The Athens News.

Athens/Albany VFW Honor Guard give the Gun Salute. Photo courtesy of Dennis Powell, The Athens News (Memorial Day 2016).

Athens/Albany VFW Honor Guard placing John Meek's wreath. Photo courtesy of Dennis Powell, The Athens News.

Athens/Albany VFW Honor Guard placing John Meek’s wreath. Photo courtesy of Dennis Powell, The Athens News (Memorial Day 2016).