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.
"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.