Ironton in Lawrence County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Ironton - Lawrence County Memorial Day Parade
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.
Erected 2003 by Ironton-Lawrence County Memorial Day Parade Committee and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 7-44.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Entertainment • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
Location. 38° 32.184′ N, 82° 41.012′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 South 4th Street, Ironton OH 45638, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Replica of the Statue of Liberty (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hanging Rock Iron Region / The Blast Furnaces of Lawrence County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Campbell Memorial Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Unger's Shoes (approx. 0.2 miles away); City of Ironton (approx. ¼ mile away); Tanks Memorial Stadium Opening Day Nov. 25, 1926 (approx. one mile away); Ironton Tanks / Tanks Memorial Stadium (approx. 1.1 miles away); Amanda Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 1.4 miles away in Kentucky). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ironton.
Also see . . . Ironton - Lawrence County Memorial Day Parade. (Submitted on September 10, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 479 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.