Mayo to Celebrate Dedication

Of National WWII Memorial

7 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday

The American Legion Cummings-Behlke Post 226 invites the public to celebrate Memorial Day with a ceremony, award presentations, guest speakers and a tribute to the dedication of the National World War II Memorial in Washington. The celebration begins at 7 a.m. with a prayer breakfast. At 8:30 a.m., children are invited to help raise money for the Children's Miracle Network during a walkathon. Lunch will include hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks. At 1:30 p.m., the Anne Arundel County chapter of the Young Marines will perform. The public is then invited to watch the televised National World War II Memorial dedication ceremony with members of the American Legion Cummings-Behlke post at their headquarters in Mayo. The day will end with a dedication and awards ceremony. The American Legion will also feature exhibits on military history and World War II-era music throughout the day. Children who participate in the event will receive awards.

For more information, call the American Legion Cummings-Behlke Post 226 (at 830 Mayo Rd. in Mayo) at 410-798-9894. Fee charged for lunch; all other events free.

Memorial Day Parade

In Annapolis

10 a.m. Monday

Led by the Chesapeake Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America, the Annapolis Memorial Day Parade starts at 10 a.m. on St. John's Street in front of St. John's College. The parade continues around Church Circle, travels down Main Street and ends at Susan Campbell Park on the Annapolis City Dock. Following the parade, there will be speeches, including one from Annapolis Mayor Ellen Moyer. Parade participants include members of American Legion Post 141, the Naval Academy Color Guard, the Annapolis City Police Department, the Anne Arundel County Police Department, the Sons of the American Revolution, several boy and girl scout troops and the Class of '43 (an organization composed of men who graduated from the Naval Academy in 1943). For more information, call Jo Ann Snead, associate member of the Chesapeake Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America, at 410-956-4864, or the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitors Bureau at 410-280-0445.