Memorial Day parade is Saturday

A couple of girls watch the Coupeville Memorial Day parade from Town Park. - file photo
A couple of girls watch the Coupeville Memorial Day parade from Town Park.
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Coupeville remembers

On Memorial Day weekend the town of Coupeville welcomes the entire island to come and join the festivities.

This year’s Memorial Day Parade on Saturday, May 25, kicks things off at 11 a.m. The parade route begins at the high school, goes down Main Street to Front Street, and then to the Coupeville Town Park.

In the park, people will open picnic baskets and listen to speakers, including NAS Whidbey Capt. Steve Black and Langley resident Kit Carson, a World War II B-17 pilot. Master of ceremonies will be Michael Thomas.

Food will be available at the park, including hot dogs, popcorn, ice cream and soft drinks provided by local merchants. Just down the street, the popular library book sale will take place in the town’s Recreation Hall.

Other attractions in the park will include an old car show, martial arts demonstrations, and music from the All Island Community Band.

Coupeville boasts the only Memorial Day parade in the area, and it always attracts a large contingent of active and retired military personnel, ranging from the Pearl Harbor Survivors group to the U.W. Air Force ROTC Drill Team.

All veterans groups on Whidbey Island have been invited to participate. Veterans interested in joining the parade should call 678-1100.

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