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Alton and other communities celebrate Memorial Day

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ALTON, IL (KTVI) - Alton hosts the longest running Memorial Day parade in the country, that dates back to 1868. There were also celebrations and parades in Belleville, Highland, Glen Carbon, Kirkwood, Sunset Hills and St. Peters honoring the nation’s veterans and war dead.

Alton will host its ninth annual Memorial Day observance at 6:30 pm Monday night at the Alton National Cemetery.

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