BATH TWP. - The 13th annual Memorial Day observance in Bath will take place at noon on Monday, at Bath Veterans’ Memorial Park, at the southeast corner of North Cleveland-Massillon and West Bath roads.
Typically the remembrance includes an opening ceremony, a keynote speech, the playing of “Taps,” as well as the traditional 21-gun salute. This year, the Revere High School Marching Band will provide patriotic music; RHS student Emma Weihe will lead the singing, and Bath Elementary School fourth-grader Owen Desberg will present a presentation on the Pledge of Allegiance.
The keynote speaker this year is retired Major General Dan Hahn, from North Canton. During his 36 years of service, Gen. Hahn served six different tours of duty in Europe and one in Korea. He commanded an artillery battalion in 1991 during Desert Shield/Desert Storm, had two assignments at the Pentagon on the Joint and Army staffs and served two tours in Iraq. Promoted to Brigadier General in 2001, Gen. Hahn’s last assignment was senior operations officer at NATO headquarters in The Netherlands with responsibility for NATO-Afghanistan operations. He has been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal and three Bronze Stars.
Parking will be available at the Bath Township Center and at Bath Elementary School. Participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs and umbrellas for shade if the weather is sunny. Should there be inclement weather, the venue will move to Bath Elementary School’s auditorium.
For more details, contact the township at 330-666-4007.