Do Not Miss the Corvallis Memorial Day Parade
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.