I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day, even if the only enjoyable part of your holiday was the extra day off 🙂
Memorial Day is a big deal for my family and my hometown. Alton, IL boasts the oldest consecutive Memorial Day parade, starting in 1868. It takes place in the “uptown” portion of Alton, known as “Pie Town”. The women of Alton used to bake pies in Upper Alton for the Civil War soldiers passing through so the name stuck.
Here’s a few pictures from the parade a few years ago (2010). We didn’t go this year – just not feeling it. Maybe next year!
What did you do to celebrate Memorial Day?