LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Residents gathered in downtown Lafayette Monday for the city’s annual Memorial Day parade.
The parade kicked off around noon.
Members of the Lafayette Police and Fire departments, local veteran organizations and cub scout troops participated in the parade.
Residents said while they enjoyed the sights and sounds of the parade, but many have much more personal reasons for going.
“Honoring our veterans that gave their lives to keep our freedom,” said John Matheus. “My brother’s a veteran. So, it kind of means something to me. My dad is.”
“My husband is a Marine, he’s retired of course, but my sister and my niece also served, and my father-in-law,” said Teresa Hicks. “It’s that, it means a lot there.”
The parade began at 16th and Alabama streets, then snaked its way southeast on Main Street, before coming to an end in Columbian Park.