Such a big parade for such a little town.

The Corvallis Post 91 and Auxiliary will bring us the 97th Annual Memorial Day Parade Monday morning, May 29, at 10 a.m.

As always, the parade will include all sorts of veterans, active service people, groups, organizations, politicians and lots and lots of American Flags.

Doug Mason tells us that the theme this year is "Remembering World War I Centennial," noting that the U.S. Congress voted to enter war April 6, 1917.

The Grand Marshall is Diane Bowden Stoner.

Before the parade, the public is invited to breakfast from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Corvallis High School Lunchroom. It's a fundraiser for the Corvallis Community Events Center.

Post 91 Auxiliary will be selling raffle tickets for two patriotic hanging flower baskets.

After the parade, Post 91 will read the names of all veterans buried at the Corvallis Cemetery, starting at 12 noon. After that, the Post will drop a wreath into the Bitterroot River at the Woodside Bridge to honor those lost at sea.

If you want to be in the parade, get to Corvallis by 9 a.m. to sign up near Corvallis High School.

If you want to watch the parade, get there early and plan to be patient with traffic before and after the parade.

Be part of this Memorial Day tradition in the Bitterroot Valley!

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