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A Bitterroot Tradition Continues

Corvallis Memorial Day Parade (KLYQ File Photos)
The Corvallis Memorial Day Parade has been going strong for 91 years. This year is no exception with the annual event scheduled for 10am Monday morning, May 30.
The theme this year is “Remember America’s POW and MIA” and the Grand Marshall is Charles “Chuck” Duus, a World War II POW.
The parade will be held, rain or shine! That’s a tradition which started when a small group of World War I veterans marched down the Corvallis Main Street after they returned from Europe.
American Legion Post 91 and Auxilliary will also have ceremonies at the Corvallis Cemetery at noon and then a wreath will be dropped in the Bitterroot River at the Woodside Cutoff Bridge.
This year, besides the parade at 10, other events surround Corvallis. The Corvallis Community Event Center group will have a breakfast for the public from 7am to 9:30 at the Corvallis High School lunchroom, next to the REC building on the East Side Highway.
The Corvallis Community Festival will begin after the parade at the north end of Main Street, by the school.
To be in the parade, register on-line at the Corvallis Post website. Then be at the staging area at Market and 2nd Street by 8am Monday morning. Registration will close at 9am, so the entrants can be judged before the parade.
Click and register here.

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