South Bend, Mishawaka Memorial Day Parades cancelled

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By TSgt Michael Holzworth [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

South Bend’s Westside Memorial Day Parade has been cancelled.

According to a post on the Facebook page for the parade, the cancellation is due to a lack of volunteers.

Volunteers were needed for a few hours to assist with the staging area & to be route walkers.

There was also a lack of volunteers for the new security requirement that the city implemented.

Organizers plan to still honor veterans on Memorial Day with the cemetery service and reading of the names. In addition, the two South Bend Schools scholarship recipients from Washington High School will receive their awards.

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For the third year in a row there will be no Memorial Day Parade in Mishawaka.

This time, Mayor Dave Wood says some construction downtown made it necessary to change the route, and all of the alternatives would cause traffic safety issues for the public.

The parade, which is mostly run by volunteers from several veteran’s groups, was also in need of more volunteers.

Osceola will have their parade this year and invite the people of Mishawaka to enjoy the festivities.

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