The weatherman cooperated and the Memorial Day Parade followed by program went as planned. Extra law enforcement was on hand for this year's event as there had been talk of a possible protest but nothing came of it.

Dave Thul served as President of the Day and Harold Kerkvliet was Marshall of the Day. Gene Kispert delivered the Invocation and Benediction.

The Owatonna High school Band and Just Friends provided the music for this year's program.

Speakers included the Voice of Democracy winner Chloe Schroeder and the Patriots Pen winner, Anton Schroeder.

Attendance was about the same or slightly less than in past years.

I big salute and thank you to all who served and preserved our freedom. A big thanks is also extended to those who arranged and stage the parade and program this year.