Friday, May 27, 2011
Memorial Day, May 30, 1949
Here's a full-page ad that ran in the Lorain Journal on Saturday, May 28, 1949, detailing Lorain's Memorial Day observances. (Click on it so you can read the roster of old-time Lorain businesses that sponsored the ad.)
The ad really gives me the impression of a Lorain unified in its reverence for its war dead.
Lorain still has the parade ( I marched in it as part of Admiral King's Marching Band) but the holiday seems to have lost some of its original meaning: to remember and honor those who gave their all while in service to their country.