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Dowagiac Memorial Day Parade
Published 4:38 am Monday, May 26, 2014
Members of the Dowagiac VFW bow their heads in silence during a prayer in front of city hall.
The Dowagiac Union High School marching band stand outside the monument on Main Street.
The band plays “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” near the start of the day’s ceremonies.
Recently retired Army and Air Force veteran Lance Lechlitner speaks in front of city hall. The Dowagiac native was the guest speaker for this year’s event.
Members of the Kalamazoo Pipe Band march down Front Street.
Miss Dowagiac Mackenzie Whitmyer and her court of honor greet parade visitors on their float.
Also participating in the parade was Miss Eau Claire/Sodus Jenna Tidey and her court of honor.
Members of the high school robotics team march onto Division Street, with their machine following along.
VFW members Terry Elrod and George Pearce raise the flag at the start of their ceremony at the veteran’s graveyard at Riverside Cemetery. (Leader photo/TED YOAKUM)
Veterans with the Pokagon Band stand at attention during the ceremony.
VFW Post Commander Bill Bobik places a flag near the veteran’s monument at the cemetery.
The VFW held a rifle salute to close the service.
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