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PHOTO GALLERY: Oswego American Legion Post and community honor, remember our nation’s war dead

Oswego area residents lined Main Street in the village Monday, May 31, to view the American Legion Post 675′s annual Memorial Day parade to honor and remember our nation’s war dead.

The parade proceeded from the former Traughber Junior High School on Franklin Street to Main Street. On Main Street, the parade proceeded south to the Oswego Township Cemetery where a memorial service was held.

Oswego American Legion Post 675's Honor Guard leads the annual Memorial Day parade, Monday, May 31, in Oswego.The Oswego High School and Oswego East High School Marching Bands provided the sounds for the annual Memorial Day parade to the Oswego Township Cemetery.Oswego American Legion Post 675 Commander Joe West welcomed crowds to the Oswego Township Ceremony to observe the annual Memorial Day ceremony, following a parade through downtown Oswego.Local Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops participated in Oswego's annual Memorial Day parade, ending in a ceremony at Oswego Township Ceremony led by the Oswego American Legion Post 675.Oswego American Legion Post 675 Chaplain Ron Stark told the crowd at the Oswego Township Cemetery of how a man thanked him for his service and for wearing his veteran's hat, apologizing for actions he had taken against soldiers during the Vietnam War.Oswego American Legion Post 675 Finance Officer and Adjutant Ralph Stahl laid a wreath at the foot of the American Flag post in Oswego Township Cemetery during the annual Memorial Day ceremony led by the Legion.Oswego residents lined the streets to observe the annual Memorial Day parade led by the Oswego American Legion Post 675 Monday morning, followed by a ceremony at the Oswego Township Cemetery.The Oswego Fire Protection District Pipes and Drums unit performed 'Amazing Grace' at the close of the annual Memorial Day ceremony led by American Legion Post 675 at Oswego Township Cemetery.Flags dotted the tombstones in Oswego Township Cemetery Monday morning, as residents filed into the space for the annual Memorial Day ceremony led by American Legion Post 675Veterans and their families rode to Oswego Township Cemetery for the annual Memorial Day ceremony led by the American Legion Post 675.Oswego American Legion Post 675 Honor Guard leads the annual Memorial Day parade down Main Street in Oswego Monday, May 31, to the Oswego Township Cemetery.A rifle squad from the Oswego Police Department fired off several rounds during the annual Memorial Day ceremony led by the Oswego American Legion Post 675 at Oswego Township Cemetery.The Oswego High School and Oswego East High School Marching Bands provided the sounds for the annual Memorial Day parade to the Oswego Township Cemetery.Students from Oswego East High School and Oswego High School played 'Taps' near the conclusion of the annual Memorial Day ceremony, following a parade through downtown Oswego.Local law enforcement agencies including the Oswego Fire Protection District, the Kendall County Sheriff's Office, and the Oswego Police Department participated in the annual Oswego American Legion Post 675 Memorial Day parade and ceremony at Oswego Township Cemetery Monday morning.Local Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops participated in Oswego's annual Memorial Day parade, ending in a ceremony at Oswego Township Ceremony led by the Oswego American Legion Post 675.
Source: The Daily Chronicle

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