Dozens of people lined Main Street in Farmington Monday morning for the Memorial Day parade. They waived American flags as marching bands, police officers, firefighters, active service members and community organizations passed by.
It was special for Staci Gerace because it was her daughter’s first year marching with the Farmington High School marching band.
“We’re excited. We come every year. We’ve been coming since we moved here about 10 years ago. Molly dreamed of being in the marching band and now this is her first opportunity as a sophomore so we’re really excited to see her march,” said Staci Gerace from Farmington.
Bryon Remo was also excited to see his son and daughter in the parade and share the experience with his dad Tom. Tom served in the U.S. Army from 1968-1970.
“Parades are always more exciting when your kids in it because there’s more of a reason to be there. My dad being here is special to me because he was in the military too so it’s kind of a two for one. It’s great,” said Bryon Remo from Farmington.
The parade ended at Riverside Cemetery where they held a ceremony and honored the brave men and women who died serving our country.