Posted by Bob Bechner
on Monday, June 1st 2020:
I can't believe that it was 60 years ago, but I remember it like yesterday. Memorial Day, also called Decoration Day, was observed every May 30th. In Inwood the day was commemorated with a parade.
Marchers formed up on south Sherman Ave.for an 11am step-off to proceed north to Isham St., then west across B'way, passing Good Shepherd church and school,straight into Inwood Park, where it ended at the flagpole for a wreath-laying, some speeches and the playing of Taps. I was an 11 year old Boy Scout in St. Jude Troop 742, and clearly remember the different veterans groups , military units and vehicles,several bands,scouts, little leaguers and of course, politicians. The streets were lined with on-lookers and there were no sales because it was a somber occasion.
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