The Alton Memorial Day parade will step off for the 145th time at ten o' clock next Monday morning 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.

Participation this year is expected to be up from previous years. Parade committee member Stacey Ebrey says this year's parade marshal is Army Specialist Matthew Gates.

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Mark Ellebracht and Sam Stemm will have live coverage of the parade Monday morning right here on Z-1570 starting at ten. If you live in the Bethalto area, the 53rd annual parade & service will start at the Boys & Girls club at 10:15am. At the parade conclusion, a brief ceremony will be held at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens.

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