Monday, May 30, 2016

Norwood Park observes Memorial Day

The 2016 Norwood Park Memorial Day Parade was held this morning under picture postcard conditions.

We can't have a parade without politicians -- maybe this could happen elsewhere, but never in Chicago. The first political group down the street Monday morning was Water Reclamation District Commissioner Frank Avila... and family.

There were more politicians on the march, but first there were old police cars...

...and modern fire engines...

... and historical reenactors....

They were far enough away when they loosed a volley that my granddaughter Diana was fascinated, not frightened.

The parade Grand Marshal was 95-year old Army vet Morris Factor. According to Heather Cherone's article, posted May 2 on DNAinfo, Factor served with Merrill's Marauders in Burma (now Myanmar).

Smyser Elementary School's marching band provided entertainment.

For more pictures from today's parade, turn to Page Two.

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