Memorial Day parade returns in full force in Alton, Illinois today

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ALTON, Ill. – Alton, Illinois hosts its annual Memorial Day parade today.

It leaves from Alton Middle School at 10:00 a.m.

The 2020 parade was scaled back due to the pandemic.

This is one of the nation’s oldest Memorial Day parades. The first one was held just three years after the Civil War.

There are also parades today in Downtown St. Louis and Bethalto, Illinois.

This year’s parade in Belleville, Illinois was canceled.

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