The parade route was lined by families

Memorial Day 2018, Athens, Ohio

The parade route was lined by families

The Athens High School flag flingers

Going for the goodies

Candy was tossed from several of the floats, but collecting it from the street required care.

Proud of the country

Here's exchange student Abubakarr Sidik Sesay from Sierra Leone. He's here studying communications and development.

Marching bands, of course

The Athens High School marching band set the mood for the events, both the parade and the ceremony later at West Union Street Cemetery.

Shade was popular

The crowd was made up of people of all ages, of those who served and those who didn't.

The Honor Guard passes the courthouse

Relief on offer

The morning was hot and very humid, and frequent sips of water were a good idea.
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