Memorial Day Parade and Remembrance Ceremony to be held downtown on Monday
by Herald Staff
May 23 2012 at 1719 | 1912 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Wells Fargo Stagecoach will be part of this year’s Memorial Day parade in Sanford.
The Wells Fargo Stagecoach will be part of this year’s Memorial Day parade in Sanford.
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The City of Sanford will hold its annual Memorial Day parade and Remembrance Ceremony in downtown Monday.

As in past years, the Memorial Day parade will feature the Wells Fargo Stagecoach, Tuskegee Airmen and the Bahia Shriners. During the Remembrance Ceremony, spectators can see a helicopter flyover and a 21-gun salute.

The parade will take place Monday at 10 a.m. along 1st Street. The Remembrance Ceremony will follow the parade at 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park along the RiverWalk at Lake Monroe.

Mayor Jeff Triplett signed a proclamation for the holiday last week proclaiming Monday, May 28 as “A special day to honor our heroic dead.” The proclamation was accepted by the Seminole County Area Veterans Advisory Council, who will also participate in the Remembrance Ceremony.

The City of Sanford has continued to hold its Memorial Day parade despite budget cuts to event funding in the past years. The parade and ceremony has become one of the largest in Central Florida honoring those who have lost their lives in service to the country.