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Question Of The Day: Best Part of The Parade

What did you love most about the Memorial Day Parade?

Monday drew crowds who turned out for the Memorial Day Parade and service.

Residents – young and old alike – lined Port Washington Boulevard and Main Street, applauding local veterans in the parade. There was live music, including from the , and other participating community groups showing support, including volunteers from St. Francis Hospital, scout troops, and more.

Many continued on to the where there was a moving service commemorating the fallen.

Which leads to the question: what's the best part of the parade? 

John Chalker June 06, 2012 at 07:52 AM
Schools used to teach kids how to march years ago. I guess a large amount of teachers were veterans and knew how to properly march. Respect for the flag and other "flag etiquette" was drilled into us back then. Alas, we're in a "new world" now. How sad.
John Chalker June 06, 2012 at 08:05 AM
Dear Gyrene, "everyone" is not welcome in this parade. There is a parade comittee that reviews groups wanting to march. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1819 and The American Legion Post 509 sponsor the parade. Someone reported that a woman's rights group had insinuated themselves into our line of march without any license or privelege to be there. All they had to do was ask permission.Whilst not a total slap in our face...the parade is not a free-for-all. Kids are in this parade and watching it so it makes sense for the comittee to screen out aberrant or bizarre groups whose presence would pollute the spirit of this parade.
John Chalker June 06, 2012 at 08:13 AM
Thanks for the compliment ! Garryowen !
John Chalker June 06, 2012 at 08:31 AM
Thanks Mike !!
John Chalker June 06, 2012 at 08:31 AM
Thanks Dave !!

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