Ironton - Lawrence County Memorial Day Parade

Ironton - Lawrence County Memorial Day Parade (HM14BS)

Location: Ironton, OH 45638 Lawrence County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 32.184', W 82° 41.012'

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Since 1868, Ironton's annual Memorial Day parade has recognized those in Lawrence County who died while defending our country's freedom. This was the same year in which the Grand Army of the Republic established May 30 as Decoration Day. Originally established to commemorate soldiers who died during the Civil War, the parade now honors those who served during all the nation's wars. Memorial Day was declared a national holiday by an act of Congress in 1971. The Ironton event is recognized as the oldest Memorial Day parade in Ohio and the oldest continuing Memorial Day observance in the nation.
HM NumberHM14BS
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number7-44
Year Placed2003
Placed ByIronton-Lawrence County Memorial Day Parade Committee and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 2:29am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 353268 N 4266675
Decimal Degrees38.53640000, -82.68353333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 32.184', W 82° 41.012'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 32' 11.04" N, 82° 41' 0.72" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 S 5th St, Ironton OH 45638, US
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