Memorial Day events are planned throughout Livingston County this weekend.

In Brighton, the Memorial Day parade steps off at 10am on Monday at Brighton High School and moves down Main Street to the Mill Pond where a ceremony is planned at the Brighton Veterans Memorial. In Howell, the American Legion Deveraux Post 141 Memorial Day Parade will depart form the Howell Carnegie District Library, also at 10am. The parade will travel east on Grand River with stops at the Revolutionary Monument and the Veterans Monument at the historic Livingston County Courthouse for the laying of the wreaths. The parade will then proceed north on Barnard Street to the Lakeview Cemetery for the final wreath to be placed at the Civil War Monument. 10am parades are also set in Hamburg and Fowlerville.

The county’s largest parade is in Hartland, which will kick off at noon at Ore Creek Middle School and proceed along Hartland Road before ending at Village Elementary School. Raymond R. Blush Sr. has been named Grand Marshal of the 2018 Hartland parade. Blush served in the Pacific in WWII and has been an active member of St. John Catholic Church in Howell, where he served as an usher for 41 years. He is also a member of the American Legion Post 415 of Hartland. And then finally, Pinckney’s Memorial Day parade is set for 1pm. (JK)