The Corvallis Memorial Day Parade is the first major community parade each year in the Bitterroot Valley. It's in its 94th year!

You can start out the day with a great breakfast at the Corvallis High School Lunchroom from 7 a.m. to 9:30 am. Money raised will continue to support the Corvallis Event Center athletic facilities.

The parade will start promptly at 10 a.m., so get to Corvallis and find a parking place early. (After the parade, have patience. Lots of cars will be moving around.)

If you want to be in the parade, check out the Post 91 on-line registration.

Grand Marshall this year is World War II ace Frank McCauley, and the theme is "Celebrate the 95th Birthday of the American Legion."

Veterans from World War I started the parades witha color guard and veterans marching south down Corvallis Main Street, which wasn't paved back then.

At 12 Noon Monday, Post 91 will have a ceremony at the Corvallis Cemetery, where members will read the names of all the veterans buried there. Following that, a wreath will be placed in the Bitterroot River at the Woodside Bridge for those who have died at sea.