Canton cancels Memorial Day parade

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Posted at 1:08 PM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 13:10:43-04

CANTON, Ohio — Canton is canceling its Memorial Day parade due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The parade was scheduled to happen on Memorial Day.

Officials said the decision was made out of health concerns for veterans and residents, and is consistent with public health concerns over holding large attendance events.

“We are of course disappointed. This is a traditional first week of summer event which memorializes the many Americans who have given their lives in defense of our country. We ask all to remember their sacrifice on Memorial Day,” Mayor Thomas Bernabei said.

The city is asking resident to participate in honoring fallen military members by hanging their flags at half staff, participating in a moment of silence at 3 p.m., and wearing red.

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