Memorial Day Weekend

The month of May provides the opportunity for the Mason community to express gratitude to all of the servicemen, women and their families for their sacrifices to protect our Nation. The City, along with the American Legion Post 194 and the VFW Post 9622 have created a number of opportunities for residents and businesses to recognize and honor our veterans and active military members in May and throughout the year.

The City of Mason and American Legion Post 194 are excited for the return of the annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony. The parade takes place on Monday, May 30 beginning at 10:00 a.m. The parade begins in Downtown Mason traveling along State Route 42 and then turns and heads north on Mason Montgomery Road concluding at the Mason Municipal Center parking lot. At the conclusion of the parade, the community is encouraged to attend a special Memorial Day Ceremony beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the atrium located inside of the Mason Municipal Center.

Interested in participating in the 2022 Memorial Day Parade? Click here to submit your application.

The Mason Veteran Banner and Yard Sign Program is a wonderful way to honor our nation’s past and present community heroes. Street banners are displayed on banner poles in the medians of major roadways and yard signs are for residential neighborhoods demonstrating the patriotic spirit of the community.  It’s fun to drive along and recognize familiar faces and names! American Legion Post 194 helps administer the program. For more information, please click here.

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. Veterans and active military personnel are welcome to visit the Mason Community Center for FREE Sunday, May 8 through Saturday, May 14. Active and retired military are also eligible for 20% off monthly membership rates at the Mason Community Center! New military memberships receive the first month FREE.  Click here to learn more about how to get the first month of membership FREE.

Veterans and active military personnel are welcome to visit the Mason Municipal Aquatic Center including the new enclosed 50-meter pool for FREE Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30! This is opening weekend for the Aquatic Center!

Active and retired military receive a free small soft serve ice cream cone from Taste Great Concessions during their visit to the Aquatic Center.

In addition to complimentary admission to the Mason Community Center, past and present military are welcome to enjoy a free round of golf at the Grizzly Golf and Social Lodge located at 6042 Fairway Drive. Veterans and active military can take advantage of this special offer Monday, May 23 through Monday, May 30. To learn more about this offer visit masongrizzly.com.

All past and present military are also welcomed to receive a free meal Monday, May 23 through Monday, May 30 at the Great 18 Bar and Grill located at The Grizzly. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling the Great 18 Bar and Grill at 513.573.3321.

The Mason Veterans Memorial, located in front of the Mason Municipal Center at 6000 Mason Montgomery Road, was dedicated on Saturday, November 8, 2003. At the head of the Memorial, a flag proudly waves above a wall depicting the six branches of the service: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy and the most recent addition of the Space Force. At the base of the wall and around the flag are memorial bricks for veterans. The main feature of the memorial is a set of 10 pillars representing the 10 major conflicts in American history. The height of each pillar is proportional to the number of casualties in the war. At the end of the row is a low stone representing the hope for peace and the end to casualties in war. An eternal flame at the lower end of the Memorial will burn until all prisoners of war and those missing in action are returned to American soil. It stands in front of a wall of tears that represents the sorrows of all those affected by war.

Efforts to raise funds to support the Memorial continue through the sale of engraved brick pavers.  Purchase of bricks is not limited to veterans. If you are interested in showing your support by purchasing a brick, please follow the link below to apply:

Memorial Brick Order Form

The City of Mason is proud to remember the men and women who served our country in the armed forces. Please visit the app store on your phone, iPad, or tablet to download the Mason Veterans Memorial App and find the location of your brick paver.