Memorial Day Parade will remember WWI veterans
By Laura Freeman
via the MytownNEO.com web site
HUDSON, OH — A hundred years ago Americans traveled across the Atlantic Ocean to fight in the first World War.
The Memorial Day parade May 27 in Hudson will honor those who have served their country with a special speaker for those who served in World War I, which ended in 1919.
The parade will form on Milford Road at 8:30 a.m. and leave promptly at 10 a.m. with approximately 65 to 70 units in the parade, according to Parade Chairman Cindy Suchan-Rothgery.
“This important day is to remember all those who have given their lives so that we could live ours as we wish,” Suchan-Rothgery said.
The Hudson Police Color Guard will lead off the parade with the Hudson High School Marching Band performing the National Anthem at the Clocktower Green and at the Markillie Cemetery. Hudson elected officials and many civic groups including Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will participate.
Participants will have a patriotic theme to honor Memorial Day and no candy or campaigning will be allowed during the solemn event.
The speaker this year is Joyce Hannum, American Legion past 14th District Commander, Suchan-Rothgery said.
“She will be speaking on Hudson during WW I and that the American Legion organization was also started 100 years ago,” Suchan-Rothgery said.
The Hudson Lee-Bishop Post 464 will be celebrating its 100 year anniversary next year, she said. Several of those named on the WW I Memorial were instrumental in starting the post.
“The Lee portion of the name is in honor of David Hudson Lee who served in WW I and died in France after the war,” she said. “He was a direct descendant of founder David Hudson. The Bishop name if for a WW I veteran that was from Twinsburg.”
Read the entire article on the MytownNEO web site here:
External Web Site Notice: This page contains information directly presented from an external source. The terms and conditions of this page may not be the same as those of this website. Click here to read the full disclaimer notice for external web sites. Thank you.