The annual Memorial Day ceremony in Boonsboro had quite a crowd thanks to warm weather and sunshine.
The city of Boonsboro remembered the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country with it’s 32nd annual Memorial Day ceremony and parade on Sunday.
Boonsboro resident Brandi Dowell says the parade is a family tradition. And a special one this year, it is her six-week-old boys first Memorial Day weekend celebration.
“I think just being able to do something with our family and do something that’s local. That’s really nice. We can just walk out into our backyard and come over,” said Dowell.
Heidi Sweet came from Frederick with her two year old daughter. This is her third time coming to the parade.
“It’s great. It’s definitely hot, but very good. I’m so glad the rains held off. And we’re really enjoying it,” said Sweet.
This year’s celebration brought participants in 62 units that included marching bands, Toys for Tots and the local fire department.
For many of these families, it’s a time to come together and remember the fallen heroes.
“It’s a little warm, but at least it’s not raining and he seems to be enjoying it,” said Dowell.
The parade started at 1 p.m. and lasted for about 2 hours.