Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Norwood Park salutes Memorial Day

The Norwood Park Memorial Day Parade winds through residential streets in this Northwest Side community. My daughter Brigid captured these scenes yesterday.

You'll note the kids holding their ears:

The Vietnam Veterans were represented:

The Grand Marshall of this year's Norwood Park Memorial Day Parade was Ray E. Donovan.

You can't have a parade without politicians. Groups marched on behalf of State Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe and newly elected 41st Ward Alderman Mary O'Connor.

Commissioner Frank Avila of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District also walked the route.

The Taft High School Naval JROTC and marching band provided appropriate entertainment.

The Kelvyn Park High School Band also marched:

For more photos from yesterday's parade, turn to Page Two.

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