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May 12, 2014

Entries need for Memorial Day parade

GOSHEN — Applications to be in the Goshen Memorial Day Parade need to be turned in by the end of the business day May 22.

As a combined project, the Goshen Veterans of Foreign Wars post, American Legion post and Disabled American Veterans chapter are putting together the Memorial Day Parade again this year.

The event will start with a service at the Rogers Park footbridge at 8:45 a.m.

From there another brief service will be at the War Memorial at the Elkhart County Courthouse (in Goshen) at 9 a.m. Then the parade will form up starting at 9:30 a.m. at Fifth and Jefferson streets in front of the Goshen Police & Courts Building.

The parade will kick off at 10:15 a.m. and end at Oakridge Cemetery.

There, a ceremony will take place at 11 a.m., with the placement of wreaths and some speakers.

Anyone wishing to attend is invited to any of the above ceremonies and to be in the parade. Applications to be in the parade can be picked up at the Goshen VFW, DAV or Police Department. They need to be completed and turned in not later than end of business May 22.

The route will start at Main and Jefferson; travel north on Main Street to Pike Street. From there it will travel west on Pike Street to First Street, turning north again to Oakridge Cemetery. 

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