The Alton Memorial Day Parade will step off for the 146th time at ten o' clock the morning of May 27 in Upper Alton. As always, it begins at the Alton Middle School pit, up College Avenue to Washington, around the square on Edwards, Main, College and back to Washington where it will end at the Upper Alton Cemetery.
And back this year for the first time in a half-dozen years is a ceremony at the cemetery, according to parade committee member Stacey Ebrey.
Participation this year is expected to be up from previous years. Mark Ellebracht and Mike Montgomery will have live coverage of the parade Monday morning beginning at 10:00 on Z-1570.