POINT PLEASANT — This Saturday local residents have a chance to show their support and respect to local veterans during the annual Memorial Day Parade in Point Pleasant.
The parade is sponsored and organized each year by AMVETS Post #2. The actual parade begins at 1 p.m. and travels south along Main St. It is also free to participate in the parade which typically lines up about a half hour prior to the start of the parade at the old Central School. Veterans, Native Americans, churches, scouts and pageant queens often come out to show their patriotism in the parade.
The AMVETS Post #2 and its ladies auxiliary are active in not only Memorial Day activities but on Veterans Day and on 9/11.
Also, across the river in Gallia County, Ohio, the Gallipolis Memorial Day parade will be Monday, May 30 and is organized by the Gallia County Veterans Service Commission. All veteran service organizations, businesses, foundations and other community support groups are invited to participate in the parade. Parade participants will gather at 10 a.m. on Spruce Street between First and Second avenues to form the parade order. The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m., heading down Second Avenue and turning left at Court Street to end at the Doughboy Monument, where a ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Individuals or groups interested in participating in the Memorial Day parade are asked to contact the Gallia County Veterans Service Office at 740-446-2005 no later than Friday, May 27.
More on Memorial Day activities in the Bend Area in tomorrow’s edition.
Memorial Day, was originally known as Decoration Day and was a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America.
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