The Mason community is invited to join together in honoring those individuals who have sacrificed their lives in the line of service by participating in the multiple activities planned for Memorial Day!
Traditional Memorial Day weekend activities will look a little different this year in Mason. But COVID-19 will not stop our ability to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The City, in partnership with the American Legion Post 194, Mason City Schools and the Mason Deerfield Chamber are working to provide creative ways in which our residents and businesses can celebrate Memorial Day. Help us honor those who have given their lives to serve and protect our Nation.
PATRIOTIC SPIRIT CONTEST
Residents and businesses are encouraged to decorate their homes and storefronts with patriotic spirit and community pride throughout Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25.
Mason Veterans and active military are then encouraged to explore the community and send in a picture of their favorite patriotic decorated house or business. Veterans and active military who participate in this activity will be eligible to receive a Come Together Mason e-gift card and residents and businesses that have been nominated will be entered in a drawing to win a $100 Come Together Mason e-gift card! The Come Together Mason e-gift card is a gift card that can be sent electronically and redeemed at multiple participating small businesses in Mason.
SHARE A FAVORITE PHOTOGRAPH CONTEST
Veterans and active military are invited to share their favorite pictures by emailing Jenna Hurley at firstname.lastname@example.org or posting on social media using the hashtag #MasonMemorialDay2020. The Come Together Mason e-gift card is a gift card that can be sent electronically and redeemed at multiple participating small businesses in Mason. Gift card winners will be contacted by no later than Friday, May 29.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 194 VIRTUAL MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY
Join The American Legion Post 194 for a virtual Memorial Day ceremony to keep this tradition alive. The ceremony will be live streamed through the Legion’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MasonAmericanLegion/ or by searching The American Legion Post 194. The ceremony will take place on Monday, May 25 beginning at 12:00 p.m. and will include the raising of the American flag in honor those veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice.
100th Birthday Celebration for WWII veteran, Mr. Lloyd Thomas
The community is also invited to join in celebrating the 100th Birthday of Mason resident and World War II veteran, Mr. Lloyd Thomas. The American Legion is planning a drive by parade on Saturday, May 23 in honor of this significant milestone birthday.
Residents who are interested in participating in Mr. Thomas’s 100th Birthday celebration can meet in the parking lot of West Mason Church of Christ, 6800 Tylersville Rd. Mason, OH at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 23. The motor parade will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m. led by Mr. Thomas’s family and friends at the American Legion.
Free Golf at the Mason Golf Center
The City of Mason would like to say thank you to our Nation’s past and present military personnel for their service to our country. Throughout Memorial Day weekend, past and present military are welcome to present their Military ID at the City of Mason Golf Center located at 6042 Fairway Drive for a free round of golf. Veterans and active military can take advantage of this special offer on Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25. CAC, VIC, DD214, Certificate of Service, Dependent/Spouse Military ID and Retired Military ID are acceptable forms of identification for the free round of golf.
For more information on all the Memorial Day activities taking place throughout the City to honor veterans and active military, please visit https://www.imaginemason.org/.