Memorial Day Celebration
Walnut Grove Cemetery

Each year the Worthington American Legion Post 239 hosts one of the largest Memorial Day parades in Ohio.  The parade begins at the American Legion Post 239 on Morning Street and ends at Walnut Grove Cemetery.  The parade was originally started by the Daughters of the American Revolution and since 1919 has continued to be hosted by the American Legion Post 239.  After the parade, everyone is invited to a service that is held in the Cemetery on the Ceremonial Mound in the section of the Cemetery which is called the Circle of Honor.  The Circle of Honor was dedicated on May 31, 2010 by Dr. Robert Chosy, Cemetery Trustee.

Each Memorial Day the Cemetery Staff places a flag at each of the 1,289 Veterans graves.  The Veterans also have a flag holder that is provided by the Veterans Association that denotes the war in which they served or if they served during peace time.  There are Veterans from the War of 1812 through the Persian Gulf War represented in Walnut Grove.  Click on the names at the bottom of this screen to read about some of the veterans and their stories.  If you would like to include the story of your loved one please contact the Cemetery office.

Post 239 organizes a wonderful ceremony each year with special music provided by individuals and the Worthington High School Band, an honor guard which performs a 21 gun salute, excellent speakers, and bagpipers.

The Cemetery Trustees and Staff invite you to attend this yearly event to honor all who have served their country and put themselves in harm's way so that everyone can continue to enjoy their freedom.