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Memorial Day, Veterans Day and why it’s important to know the difference

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Memorial Day is a time to remember and honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. But for some, especially kids, the meaning of the holiday can be confused with Veterans Day.

Memorial Day isn’t just about parades and having a day off, it’s about remembering those who gave their lives so we could freely live ours.

“You gotta remember the people that didn’t make it back are the ones that made the sacrifice,” said Robert Romstadt, a retired Army veteran.

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Memorial Day Weekend: events and celebrations in the area

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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – It’s Memorial Day Weekend! Here are some events that are taking place in Toledo and throughout the surrounding areas.


  • Memorial Day Parade
    • Saturday, May 28 starting at 10 a.m.
    • The parade will begin at the intersection of Summit and Monroe Street, proceed on Summit Street, go left at Jackson Street and end at the reviewing stand on Jackson in front of One Government Center
  • Wreath Laying Ceremony
    • Saturday, May 28 at 11:30 a.m., following the parade.
    • The ceremony will take place at the War Memorial in the Civic Center Mall.

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Memorial Day parade, ceremony planned for downtown Toledo

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Lucas County leaders gathered Tuesday morning to specify plans for this year’s Memorial Day Parade and Memorial Service.

The parade will start at 10 a.m. Saturday starting at Monroe and Summit streets, proceeding on Summit Street before turning left onto Jackson Street and ending at the reviewing stand in front of One Government Center.

It will be followed by the laying of wreaths for the 11:30 a.m. Memorial Day Service at the Civic Center Mall property.

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