DANVILLE — The Danville Memorial Day Parade started early to try to beat the bad weather looming on the horizon. Nonetheless, it did rain on the parade.
Area residents were out in full force for the parade in spite of weather predictions. Many stayed to the end, finding shelter where they could or unfurling their umbrellas. But the downpour was too heavy and many wound up leaving before the rain-shortened parade was over.
One feature of Danville’s Memorial Day celebration was still carried out, when local Scouts raised the American flag, and then lowered it to half-staff to honor those who had died for their country.
But because of the heavy rain and lightning the ceremony, scheduled to take place in Danville Memorial Park, was canceled.
Mike Beheler, a teacher at Danville High School, was scheduled as the speaker.