How will you celebrate Memorial Day?

Kevin, Henthorn, Executive Director for the Knox County Veteran’s Service Office talked with The Morning Thing today. He shared highlights of Memorial Day activities around the county.

He also shared the importance of Memorial Day and why we should stop saying “Happy” Memorial Day.

Click HERE to hear the conversation.
Please take time to remember our fallen heroes and their incredible sacrifice for our freedom today.

Here is a schedule of events happening today around Knox County:

Memorial Day Parade lineup

Mount Vernon’s Patriotic Memorial Day Committee invites you to honor those who gave their lives to preserve the freedoms we enjoy today.

The 2022 Memorial Day Parade theme is “Honor and Reflect”. The Parade starts this morning at 10:30, traveling west on East High Street to Gay Street, then exiting south on Gay Street to Vine Street. The staging area at East High Street and George Street opens at 8:00 and arrival Entries are asked to get to the staging area by way of Edgewood Road.

Parade entries are announced from the steps of the Knox Memorial on East High Street. A special Memorial Day program follows at the Memorial porch after the parade ends.

Danville’s parade starts at 10 this morning, traveling south on South Market Street, beginning north of the square, and ending at Memorial Park. A service at Memorial Park will follow.

Fredericktown begins the Memorial Day remembrance at 10 this morning on the Village Square, with a flag-raising, the National Anthem, and the laying of a ceremonial wreath. The parade will then go from the square to Forest Cemetery, with a formal ceremony at 10:30.

Centerburg’s parade starts at 10:45 this morning at the corner of Church Street and Hartford Avenue and continues to Eastview Cemetery. The ceremony starts at 11 and commemorates the 50th anniversary of the death of Capt. Peter Hayden Chapman II, a Centerburg native who died in the Vietnam War. The U.S. Air Force Band of Flight provides a free concert at 2 p.m. at the Centerburg High School auditorium.

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