Memorial Day is meant to honor the men and women who have given their lives serving in the U.S. military. Throughout the City of Harrison, there are opportunities to remember and learn about local heroes.
New Museum Exhibit Honors Local Lives Given in Service
Harrison Village Historical Society Museum (115 North Walnut Street) has curated a new exhibit featuring the Medal of Honor and Purple Heart presented posthumously to Marine William Baugh. A resident of Harrison, he earned the nation's highest decorations of valor for extraordinary heroism in the Korean War. Baugh, only 20 years old, used his own body to block a grenade from members of his squad on Nov. 29, 1950. Elements of the museum exhibit were donated by Baugh's brother, Denver Baugh.
The exhibit includes the photos and names of other men who have died in military service, as well as other memorabilia. The museum is open the first Thursday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. and also the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m.
Longstanding Memorial Day Traditions Continue
The Harrison Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony is planned for May 29, 2023. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Harrison Elementary (600 E. Broadway) and proceed west on Broadway, north on State Street and east on Harrison Avenue to Hill Street. The parade will end at Glenhaven Cemetary, where a ceremony will take place.
The ceremony includes a 21-Gun Salute and Taps performed by the Harrison Honor Guard. Harrison Mayor Neyer will bring greetings and American Legion Fourth District Commander Al Buxton will be the guest speaker. Additional instrumentals will be performed by Harrison High School Marching Band.
This event is organized by Harrison Memorial Association. Contact Craig Whitham (513) 417-5581 with any questions.
City Offices Closed Memorial Day
In observance of Memorial Day, City offices and the Harrison Community Center are closed Monday, May 29, 2023.