MOUNT VERNON — The City of Mount Vernon is ready for the Memorial Day activities.
According to Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis, there are between 80 and 90 units signed up for the parade, which kicks off on East High Street at 10:30 a.m. Monday. One of those floats will include more than 20 World War II veterans.
“This is a great time to come out and show your appreciation for these guys that fought in World War II and have survived the ages,” Mavis said.
Anna Kinnard and Conard “Dude” Conway headed up the project of getting all of the World War II veterans together on the float. The Knox County Fair Board has donated the use of two wagons with easy steps; the wagons will pick up the veterans at the VFW on East Chestnut Street prior to the parade.
Bruce Jacklin, Mike Andrews and Steve Stone will put on the drama, “Four Chaplains,” for the program on the square following the parade.