Marching in memoriam
Many gathered curbside along North Main and East Division streets to watch the parade of Scouts, American Legion Color Guard, River Falls Ambassadors and the high school marching band make their way from Legion Hall to Greenwood Cemetery, where an estimated crowd of about 1,000 people poured in for THE May 31 Memorial Day program.
Bystanders cheered, removed hats and placed hands over their hearts. Eighty-nine-year-old Legionnaire Bob Stevens, despite a crippling injury, cranked the flag to the top of the pole for the 30th time in as many years. The Croix Chordsmen Chorus entertained with several patriotic selections, including a stirring rendition of "America the Beautiful." The raised, landscaped backdrop of the new Veterans Memorial, accented by the morning's bright sun, created a beautiful setting for the program.
See more photos in the June 3 print edition of the River Falls Journal.