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Although we could not line the streets for a large Memorial Day Parade this year, the Worthington community is keeping the tradition alive and honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice with a procession and ceremony at Walnut Grove Cemetery and a special American flag display on the Village Green.
On this 101st anniversary of the Worthington Memorial Day Parade, members of the American Legion Leasure-Blackston Post 239 and color guard led the procession a short distance down High Street to Walnut Grove Cemetery, where the remembrance ceremony took place.
The ceremony included remarks from Grand Marshal and Navy Veteran William Mirick, a proclamation by Mayor Scott Holmes, and greetings from Post 239 Commander Glenn Luksik. A memorial wreath and poppies were laid by Post 239 Ladies Auxiliary. Wayne Moorison gave the Invocation and Benediction. The program also included a 21 gun salute and taps.
Thank you to Worthington American Leisure-Blackstone Post 239 for continuing the 101-year tradition of honoring fallen veterans who have given the ultimate sacrifice. The Worthington community will always cherish this century-long tradition and looks forward to next year in hopes that we can come together for a full-size parade and ceremony to honor our fallen heroes and celebrate our community.
The rows of colorful flags lining the Village Green in Old Worthington serve as a reminder to honor and remember our fallen heroes for their sacrifice. Thanks to the volunteers from Worthington American Legion Leasure-Blackston Post 239 and the Parks & Recreation Department for planting the flags.