The Alton Memorial Day Parade will step off for the 147th time at ten o' clock the morning of May 26 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 again this year is a ceremony at the cemetery following the parade.  Parade committee member Stacey Ebrey says it returned to the schedule last year.

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The parade marshal should be announced today.  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 right here on Z-1570 starting at ten.

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