Oakwood Memorial Day Service

Oakwood Cemetery Association will hold a short service to remember those who have been buried at Oakwood in the past year, and to honor the memory of our Military residents. “We welcome family members of our residents as well as the general public looking to remember the lives and service of Military,” said Tim Baxter, Chairman of the event. There are over 900 Military members buried in Oakwood from the Revolution all the way through to the present.
Monte and Marcia Jones will be on hand to provide patriotic songs for the service. There will be a reading of “In Flanders Fields”. Names of those that have passed this past year will be read, and a chime will toll for each person. The Niagara Falls Fire Dept. has graciously loaned Oakwood the use of their ceremonial bell for the tolling.
The ceremony will begin at 10am on May 29, 2017 in the Veteran’s Section in the front of the Cemetery.
Oakwood Cemetery was founded in 1852 and his home to many of Niagara’s most historical figures. The current Memorial Day Service was started in 2010 by our dear Board Member Connie Rhody