Thanks for making Memorial Day parade, program a success

Thanks for making Memorial Day parade, program a success

American Legion Post 243, host for this year’s Memorial Day Parade, would like to thank Army/Navy Garrison 987, VFW Post 4329 and their auxiliaries for their assistance in this year’s celebration.

We would especially like to thank all of the residents of Galion for making the parade and ceremony at the cemetery a very special event. It was so very gratifying to see so many honoring and showing respect for our dead.

We were honored to have John Wagner as our Honorary Parade Marshall. We were blessed to have a beautiful day and also to have the Galion High School band provide the music for us. Our guest speaker was George Ondick, president of the Ohio Veteran’s Hall of Fame, who gave a great speech.

Thank you to all who located and placed flags on the graves and to those who set up equipment, chairs and wreaths at the cemetery. Thank you to the Color Guards and all the parade entries who participated this year.

Thank you to Jim Brocklesby and Pam Cole for co-chairing the event and for spending the previous three months setting up the parade. And thank you to all others working on the lineup for the parade.

And a special thank you to Megan Scribner and the American Legion Auxiliary, who provided and served a delicious meal afterward for all to enjoy.

Jim Brocklesby

Commander, American Legion Post 243