May 26, 2014- It’s Memorial Day - a day to honor and remember those that has served our country.
The community is observing the day in many ways.
Hundreds of people lined the streets for the annual Fairview Township Memorial Day parade...
Kids of course collecting candy as the big trucks, motorcycles, and marching bands passed on by.
We talked to some people at the parade -- both young and old --, and they say they this day means a lot to them...and that those who served and those who died in the line of duty remain close to their hearts.
The streets were crowded in Albion as several military and non military units including volunteer fire departments, local school marching bands and police units marched along the roadways in Albion for their annual Memorial Day parade.
Most participants were in the spirit all decked out in their red, white and blue.
And, the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War One is being recognized this year by the Meadville Area Memorial Day Committee during one of the largest Memorial Day parades in Erie or Crawford County.
Several patriotic units were featured in the parade, which honors all veterans.
Cpl. Mark Lessig, a retired serviceman with the U.S. ARMY, is the guest speaker for this years Meadville area Memorial Day observance in Diamond Park.
Lessig served as grand marshal for the parade.
Lessig is an Edinboro native, and a graduate of General McLane High School and a 1981 graduate of Edinboro University.
Finally, to round out the day of parades, the people of Girard gathered this afternoon for the borough's annual Memorial Day parade....
This parade also featuring all of the favorites.
Those who attended the parade say Memorial Day means a lot to them, and that it’s a time to pray for those fighting for our freedom.
Copyright 2016 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.