by Cassie Mattia

Loveland, Ohio – Loveland loves their veterans! The Loveland American Legion Post 256 Honor Guard and VFW Post 5749 held a brief unannounced Memorial Day ceremony yesterday at 9 AM at the Loveland Veterans’ Memorial. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, Loveland’s annual parade, and ceremony, unfortunately, were canceled this year. Both the parade and ceremony, which is usually witnessed by thousands, features patriotic music, emotion-grabbing speeches, and an endearing proclamation given by the Mayor of Loveland.

In yesterday’s abbreviated ceremony, there was a 21-gun salute while two symbolic wreaths were laid beneath the American flag. Taps were played by echoing trumpets as well. Although there were only a few spectators, LOVELAND MAGAZINE TV was able to catch the ceremony and spend a few brief moments with some Loveland residents as we asked them to reflect on Memorial Day.

Loveland Magazine understands that the majority of the public missed the ceremony so we decided to bring the event to you in an impromptu video. Click below to enjoy Loveland’s Memorial Day ceremony from your very own couch!