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O�SpU T <br /> H 8�� <br /> U d <br /> W PEACE a <br /> X X <br /> 1865 <br /> Office of the Mayor <br /> MEDIA RELEASE <br /> FRIDAY MAY 27, 2011 <br /> 10 A.M. <br /> Contact. Mikki Dobski, Communications&Spec Projects, 574-235-5855 c 574-876-1564 <br /> Jason Critchlow, Parade Coordinator, sbmemorialdayparade(agmaiLcom <br /> Memorial Day Parade <br /> South Bend, IN. The 2011 South Bend West Side Memorial Day Parade will be <br /> held Monday, May 30th, starting at 8:15 A.M. Council President Derek Dieter <br /> joined with the Memorial Day Parade Committee to announce that "Always in Our <br /> Hearts" is the official theme for this year's parade. In addition to honoring Memorial <br /> Day and U.S. veterans, this year's parade will also be an observance of the 10th <br /> anniversary of the September 11th attacks. The significance of this event was <br /> considered when the theme for this year's parade was adopted. The Parade <br /> Committee also announced that there are 120 units in this year's parade. <br /> The parade begins at Ford and Lombardy and will follow the traditional route, <br /> heading east along Ford St. and ending at Ford and Olive Streets. Council President <br /> Dieter and the Parade Marshals unveiled the sign, temporarily renaming Ford Street <br /> in honor of this event. Lenny Geoff is serving as this year's Parade Marshal and Don <br /> Walkowiak is Honorary Parade Marshal. <br /> Immediately following the parade there will be a Ceremony at St. Joseph's <br /> Cemetery where the names of 680 St. Joseph County Veterans, reported to have <br /> passed away during the last year, will be read. <br /> -more- <br />