Osceola’s Annual Memorial Day Parade

It’s time of year again where the grass is green, the sun is shining, and it’s time for the annual Osceola Memorial Day Parade.

The Penn Marching Kingsmen took part in the parade as they played “God Bless America,” and other songs. The parade wasn’t very long, about 45 minutes, but it was a celebration where many gathered and watched. Kids were handed out candy, the props of the participants, and so much more.

The parade not only had a lot of people come view it live, but many took part in it, as well. The parade is well loved. It took place on the road right along Osceola town hall. The Kingsmen also marched in the Mishawaka parade, which is also well-loved by its recipients. The parades are similar every year in their own ways, but they are also different. There are different floats and participants sometimes, but they are well worth it.

The parade is not what Memorial Day is all about, however, as the most important part is the celebration of our Vets, those who have fallen, and those who still survive today. Joseph Campbell once said “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” Memorial Day is a day where we honor the fallen. We celebrate what they have done for America, and the freedoms they defended. The Veterans risked their lives for ours, and for that we are thankful.