Willowville holds annual Memorial Day Parade

May 31st, 2009    Author: Marsha Mundy    Filed Under: News

The weather cooperated for students at Willowville Elementary School on Friday, May 22 when the school hosted its 32nd Annual Memorial Day Parade.

The school has been celebrating Memorial Day with a parade since 1977.

The students learn about the historical significance of Memorial Day in their classrooms for several weeks before the event. They are asked to invite friends or relatives who are serving in the military or are veterans to walk with them during the parade.

Students at Willowville Elementary School held their 32nd Annual Memorial Day Parade on Friday, May 22. Many of the students invited veterans to walk with them during the parade.
More than 45 veterans walked in the parade with the students this year. Also participating in the parade were representatives of Union Township Fire and Police Departments, Tom Bravard and the color guard from VFW Post 9630; Russ Bowman and Cub Scout Pack 464 and Clermont County Town Crier Bill Knepp.

"We want to welcome all of you to our annual Memorial Day Parade," said principal Denise Nichols. "We thank all of those in the audience who are veterans for their service to our country."

The children carried flags as they paraded through the parking lot and along Schoolhouse Road.

Teachers, parents and honored guests joined in singing several patriotic songs, listening to special poetry and watching students portray a living history museum.

The invited veterans were honored during the celebration and taps was played by Tim Kloth.
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