Memorial Day Parade & Celebration

Posted by OCVA / January 20, 2011

The Reedsport/Winchester Bay Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring a Memorial Day Parade and Memorial Service to honor veterans. Leading the parade taking place on Memorial Day at noon will be the United States Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Marching Band from 29 Palms, California. The theme for this years parade is “Honoring Veterans, Past, Present and Future”. The parade will originate on Highway 38 at Waterfront Way in Old Towne Reedsport and travel West to East Railroad Avenue and conclude at Hahn Park. Many Veterans will participate in the parade including World War II survivors from the Oregon Chapter of Land Ship Tanks (LST).

Following the parade, the Chamber, in partnership with the Gardiner/Reedsport Lions, will be serving a Community BBQ at Hahn Park for $5.00 per person to help raise funds to offset the cost associated with bringing the Marines to our Community. A Memorial Service honoring our veterans will follow. Jamie Lynn will skydive into the Memorial site with a 65 foot by 35 foot American Flag. The 29 Palms Marine Corps Band will perform during the ceremony along with the students from Highland Elementary School.

On Sunday, May 30th the 29 Palms Marine Corps Band will perform at the Reedsport High School Auditorium. Due to limited seating, free tickets will be required for this concert. Free tickets for the concert are available at the Reedsport/Winchester Bay Chamber of Commerce, Bank of America, and Umpqua Bank and will be on a first come basis.

Parking for the parade will be available at numerous parking lots on Winchester Avenue.

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