In what is slowly reverting to normal, people gathered outside on the streets of St. Marys on Monday to celebrate Memorial Day with a parade.
A variety of attractions took place on East Spring Street at 10 a.m., with various local businesses and organizations participating in the festivities. There were many different additions to the motorcade, a band that played patriotic music as they walked and some groups even threw treats at passers-by as they got off.
A variety of veterans marched down East Spring Street to the delight of the crowds and were honored as they passed. Some sat in the cars and greeted everyone, while others marched waving the flags of this country and others as they passed.
Some of the notable participants in the parade were the Miller Funeral Home, which took a horse-drawn carriage down the street, carrying a box painted in the colors of the flags behind them. Another notable arrival has been the Chained Eagles of Ohio organization and its War Wagon, whose sole purpose is to help inform people of missing POWs who have still not been found since the Vietnam War. The Living Hope organization also marched with its staff in solidarity for the event.