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Mishawaka Memorial Day Parade

(City of Mishawaka) After years of cancellations, Mayor Dave Wood was pleased to see the return of the Memorial Day Parade.

He was very grateful to the VFW Post 360 and expressed his enthusiasm to see the extraordinary return of the Mishawaka Memorial Day Parade! He was also very grateful to our awesome partners at the VFW Post 360, that made sure that our hometown tradition continue.

The Mishawaka Memorial Day Parade was Mishawaka first since 2019.

Floats, marching bands and any patriotic organization were on display at the parade.  The floats displayed this year’s theme: Duty-Honor-Country.

Dan Gann — the commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 360 — was responsible for rebuilding the special event.

The grand marshal of this year’s parade was World War II and Korean War veteran Raymond Gervais of Mishawaka. Gervais, 97, who served in the Pacific campaign during World War II.

The parade brought the Mishawaka community together to salute those that sacrificed their lives to give us freedom.

It was great to see everybody turning out. It’s always been a popular part of our Princess City tradition here and it’s really nice to see so many people back out together to celebrate the tradition and to honor those that served.

Mayor Dave Wood once again expressed his thanks to the VFW Post 360 and all of the parade participants for having successfully brought back the hometown tradition.