Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Memorial Day Weekend Highlights

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Memorial Day Weekend Highlights

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American Legion Memorial Day service, 10 a.m., Soldiers Memorial, 13th and Chestnut streets.

St. James the Greater parish homecoming parade in Dogtown, 10 a.m.; starts at Wells and Tamm avenues. The festival, with rides, games and food, continues through Sunday on parish grounds at Tamm and Wade avenues.

Volksmarsch Club walks, 8 a.m. to noon around The Hill area, starting at Shaw Community School, 5329 Columbia Avenue. The same hours on Sunday at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Greek Festival, Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 1755 Des Peres Road, Town and Country, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Greek music, dancing, food, games. The same hours Sunday and Monday.

Italian-American Days, City Park, Benld, Ill., noon to midnight. Ethnic food, music, rides, games. It continues Sunday and Monday.

Strawberry Festival and Craft Show, Eckert Farms, Belleville and Bonne Terre, Mo.; country music, barbecue, strawberry desserts; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It continues Sunday and Monday. SUNDAY

Senior Olympics opening ceremonies, 10:15 a.m., Jewish Community Centers Association, 2 Millstone Campus, west St. Louis County. Games continue through Wednesday.

Members of the Gravois Trail Boy Scout District decorate Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery graves with U.S. flags after a 1 p.m. service.

A celebration of the Battle of Fort San Carlos, which happened here in 1780, will be at 1 p.m. at the south pond on the Gateway Arch grounds. Afterward, at the Soldiers Memorial, 13th and Chestnut streets, a flag ceremony will be held by military re-enactment groups. (That ceremony was moved from the riverfront overlook because of high water.)

Concert of patriotic music by the Compton Heights Band, 3 p. …

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