No parade, but veterans salute soldiers at 10 sites in central Orleans

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 May 2024 at 12:35 pm

Photo courtesy of Isaac Robinson

ALBION – The honor guard is shown at Mount Albion Cemetery by the Civil War veterans’ section this morning.

The rain may have forced organizers to cancel the Memorial Day parade and an outdoor service, but the honor guard still went to 10 different sites – at cemeteries and monuments – to pay their respects to veterans.

The Honor Guard includes members of the American Legion and VFW in Albion. They went to the VFW Post, the monument at Veterans Park (at Linwood and Brown), old St. Joseph’s Cemetery on Brown Road, new St. Joseph’s Cemetery on Route 31, Mount Albion Cemetery, the Fancher War Memorial, Otter Creek Cemetery, Waterport Cemetery, Carlton Cemetery and concluded at the American Legion.