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Pageantry & Patriotism – Return of Memorial Day Parade Exceeds Organizers’ Expectations

Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 3:52 pm

By Ethan Colbert

A crowd of nearly 150 people gathered in downtown Bowling Green on Memorial Day to remember our country’s fallen heroes and to observe the return of the city’s annual Memorial Day Parade.
The parade, which began at the intersection of Court Street and West Main Street wound around the Courthouse Square and ended at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, was organized and sponsored by the members of the Champ Clark Memorial V.F.W. Post No. 5553 and the Post Auxiliary.
Once at Memorial Gardens, the festively adorned floats halted for a Memorial Day program. The program, which featured remarks from Rep. Jim Hansen, included music performed by the Bowling Green Elementary School Choir and the Bowling Green High School Marching Band.

Pictured above on left, Rowena Grigsby and Doris Lindsay prepare to place a wreath at at the symbolic grave of an American soldier during the Memorial Day Program on Monday. Pictured above on right, two members of the local Boy Scout Troop carry American flags during the Memorial Day Parade in Bowling Green. This year was the first year in several decades that the Memorial Day Parade was held in the local community.

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