Memorial Day Parade Marches Saturday

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The City of Weston will host the Memorial Day Parade Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m.

The parade is sponsored by the Weston Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1976, and it will be immediately followed by "Vet Together," a memorial service at the Mountaineer Military Museum in Weston, next to the Weston Fire Department.

At "Vet Together," Lewis County's war dead will be remembered and honored with the reading of their names.

Retired Marine Corps Col. Jon P. Hull, a Weston native, will be the parade marshall and the featured speaker for the event.

The Weston parade is one of the largest in the North Central West Virginia area. A Unit of the U.S. Army Band (Reserves) from Morgantown, WV will be featured in the parade, along with several restored Army and Navy military vehicles, the Lewis County Honor Guard, members of "Rolling Thunder" Motorcycle riders, the Central West Virginia Shrine Club Clowns and Minature Cars, and the Highlanders Bagpipe Band from Elkins, as well as the Lewis County Minutemen High School Marching Band.

The Weston parade is held every year on the weekend before the Memorial Day so that it does not interfere with ceremonies held at the state's National Cemetery in Grafton on that day.

This allows West Virginia Veterans to attend both events and to be honored for their sacrifices.

Following the parade and ceremonies, the Mountaineer Military Museum will open to receive visitors.

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