PDT Staff Writer
Families lined parade routes, men and women in uniform stood at attention and flags were raised, and speakers talked about why America sets aside a day every year not only to remember, but to honor those who have paid the supreme sacrifice.
It was a Memorial Day threatened by clouds, but blessed with occasional bursts of sunshine.
Beginning with a ceremony remembering those who have been killed in action, or who are missing in action, and ending with the placing of a wreath of flowers on the waters of the Ohio River, the day was one of friends and families sharing a chair on the parade route, and burgers off the grill.
Dotting the landscape of the day was an array of flowers accented by flags, and an occasional tear.
Frank Lewis may be reached at (740) 353-3101, ext. 232.