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It#039;s almost time: Parade nears

The 137th Ironton-Lawrence County Memorial Day Parade will be at 10 a.m. Monday on the streets of downtown Ironton.

The Ironton-Lawrence County Memorial Day Parade is recognized as the oldest continuous

Memorial Day Parade in the Nation. The first parade was organized in 1868 to memorialize the Civil War dead. The tradition

has continued every year since, honoring all those who have served our country.

This year’s parade theme is "Strength and Honor."

The Parade Grand Marshall is Jan Wisenberger, the Parade Commander is Lou Pyles, and the Honorary Grand Marshall is Detachment 1, Company B, 216th Engineer Battalion of the Ohio National Guard.

The Parade committee invites all organizations to participate and attend the event.

Further information regarding the parade can be obtained by contacting: Ironton-Lawrence County Memorial Day Parade Committee, P.O. Box 721, Ironton, OH 45638 or

Ms. Lou Pyles, Trustee and Parade Commander 2526 S. Fifth St., Ironton, OH 45638 or (740) 533-3826 or by

e-mail at bpyles@zoomnet.net